Kang Elected To AIMBE’s 2014 College of Fellows
Jin U. Kang, Jacob Suter Jammer Professor of Electrical Engineering and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s 2014 College of Fellows. He will be officially inducted during AIMBE’s Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. on March 24.
AIMBE’s College of Fellows is an exclusive group of individuals whose contributions to medical and biological engineering are both transformative and significant. Jin was selected for his seminal contributions to the research and development of fiber optic devices and biophotonics for medicine, including pioneering a real-time, ultrafast optical coherence tomography, 3-D imaging and sensing systems for guided surgical intervention.
Other of Kang’s projects involve building real-time Doppler 3-D imaging systems for intraoperative assessment of carotid endarterectomy, cerebrovascular neurosurgical surgery, and microvascular anastomosis for plastic and reconstructive surgery to potentially improving surgical accuracy and outcomes. Kang has served as department chair since 2008 and is a fellow of the Optical Society of America. This year, he was named a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). He serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of the Optical Society of Korea.