Top 2 percent in country

Jan. 25, 2016

Bruce Dale to be inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows in 2016

University Distinguished Professor Bruce E. Dale, of the Michigan State University College of Engineering, will be inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows in 2016.Bruce Dale

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs, comprise the College of Fellows.

A member of MSU's Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Dale was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions in the biological engineering of transforming plant biomass to food and fuel to achieve a sustainable bioeconomy.

AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

His induction will be April 4 as part of AIMBE’s 25th annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, D.C. Dale will join with 160 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016.

Bruce Dale

Dale has received many awards and honors during his elite career. He is the top-ranked academic on the BioFuels Digest Top 100 People in the Bioeconomy list, which recognizes his pioneering work in cellulosic ethanol and ongoing research in biofuels. At MSU, along with being named a University Distinguished Professor in 2013, he was in 2015’s inaugural class of MSU’s chapter of the National Academy of Inventors -- an academy dedicated to recognizing excellence in academic invention, enhancing the visibility of university and nonprofit research institute technology, academic innovation, and educating and mentoring innovative students.

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AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence in, and advocate for, the fields of medical and biological engineering in order to advance society. Since 1991, AIMBE‘s College of Fellows has lead the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields in order to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have also successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients.

Portions of this story are courtesy of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.