By Kelly A. Salzo
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of IMS Alumnus Dr. Peter G. Edelman into its College of Fellows.
Dr. Edelman was nominated, reviewed, and elected by members of the College of Fellows for his “outstanding contributions to the development and characterization of novel biomedical polymers and leadership in the biomaterials community.” He joins the 1,500 professionals comprising the top two percent of the medical and biological engineering community who have made significant contributions to the field in research, industry, and academia.
Since its founding in 1991, AIMBE‘s College of Fellows has “led the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering” and “have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields in order to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world.”
Dr. Edelman was formally inducted during AIMBE’s 2015 Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC on March 16, 2015.
Dr. Peter G. Edelman received his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 1986 under the advisement of the late Dr. Samuel J. Huang. He strengthened his skills in surface science during his post-doctoral research with Professor Buddy Ratner (University Washington). He is currently a research and development fellow at Boston Scientific, a worldwide developer, manufacturer, and retailer of medical devices. For the last 25+ years of his industrial career, he’s devoted his time to developing and characterizing new polymers and surfaces for biosensors, neurosurgical sealants, microarray technologies, and minimally invasive implants. Dr. Edelman continues to demonstrate a life-long commitment to supporting the ongoing growth, development and education in the biomaterials field by serving multiple leadership roles in the Society for Biomaterials member and most recently as President of the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation. He also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research.