Muyinatu Bell, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named this year’s Outstanding Young Engineer by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. The annual award highlights one Maryland engineer in the academic sector who has made tremendous contributions to his or her field.

Bell directs the Photoacoustic and Ultrasonic Systems Engineering (PULSE) Lab, which creates technologies with applications in neurosurgical navigation, women’s health, and cancer detection and treatment, among others. Despite still being in the early stages of her career, Bell is considered a pioneer in the field of photoacoustic image guidance of surgical tools.

“I am very honored to be selected for this state-wide recognition,” Bell said. “Past award winners include many from Hopkins whose work I admire and who have gone on to be national and international leaders in their respective fields. For example, my colleague Jerry Prince in our ECE Department is a world-renowned expert in medical image computing, and he received this same award early in his career. It’s very inspiring and motivating to know that my work and the contributions I have made to my field in the same broader research domain of medical imaging are similarly valued by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center.”

This is Bell’s second prestigious honor of 2019. In February she received a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship, a very competitive honor that annually recognizes 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers who have made significant contributions to their fields early in their careers.

Click here to read a press release about this year’s honorees from the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. To read more about Bell from the Whiting School of Engineering, follow this link.

Below are pictures from the May 8 event where Bell was honored, as well as a video that the Maryland Academy of Sciences created to highlight her research.