WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has
announced the induction of Rob Candler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, California NanoSystems Institute,
University of California, Los Angeles to its College of Fellows.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a
medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical
and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions
to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and
developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and
biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering
Dr. Candler was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for
“seminal contributions to miniaturization of components and systems in biomedical sensing.”
A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of
Sciences in Washington, DC on March 25, 2019. Dr. Candler was inducted along with 156 colleagues
who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019.
While most AIMBE Fellows hail from the United States, the College of Fellows has inducted Fellows
representing 30 countries. AIMBE Fellows are employed in academia, industry, clinical practice and
AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers including 2 Nobel
Prize laureates, 17 Fellows having received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and
Innovation, and 158 also inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, 72 inducted to the National
Academy of Medicine and 31 inducted to the National Academy of Sciences.
AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to
society. AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence, advance the public understanding, and
accelerate medical and biological innovation. No other organization can bring together academic,
industry, government, and scientific societies to form a highly influential community advancing
medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission drives advocacy initiatives into action on
Capitol Hill and beyond.
For more information about the AIMBE, please visit www.aimbe.org.