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Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D.

AIMBE Honors Bruce J. Tromberg

Irvine, CA- Bruce J. Tromberg, Director of the Beckman Laser Institute, and Professor and Vice Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in Washington, D.C.

He was nominated and elected by The College of Fellows for outstanding achievements in medical and biological engineering. A formal induction ceremony will be held during the Institute’s Annual Event in Washington, D.C. on March 2 to induct the 98 new members.

The College of Fellows leads the way in technological advancement, advocating for public policies that facilitate further progress and preparing young scientists and engineers to build on that progress in the decades to come. Over the years, AIMBE Fellows have helped to revolutionize medicine, engineering and related fields that enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. Counting several Nobel Prize winners among them, their work also helps protect the environment, leads to new national security safeguards and contributes to a better society in many other ways.

With Fellows in every U.S. state - and in nations around the world - the College includes the heads of engineering and medical schools at major universities, along with some of the most respected professors and researchers at those institutions. Within academia, AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in both teaching and research. Fellows are members of the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. AIMBE Fellows also can be found outside the field of engineering, working in clinical settings, and in government and industry.

Dr. Tromberg is the Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. He is Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and editor-in-chief of "The Journal of Biomedical Optics". Dr. Tromberg received his B.A. in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee where he was a U.S. Department of Energy Fellow at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr.Tromberg was a Hewitt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Beckman Laser Institute and has been a member of the Beckman faculty since 1990. His research interests are in the development and application of multi-dimensional, in-vivo functional imaging technologies in thick tissues based on diffuse optical spectroscopy and non-linear microscopy. He has been particularly involved in applying these methods to cancer diagnosis and therapy, and has published over 200 papers and has 8 patents in the field of Biomedical Optics.

AIMBE ( was founded in 1991 to establish a clear and comprehensive identity for the field of medical and biological engineering - which is the bridge between the principles of engineering science and practice, and the problems and issues of biological and medical science and practice. Representing over 75,000 bioengineers, AIMBE serves and coordinates a broad constituency of medical and biological scientists and practitioners, scientific and engineering societies, academic departments and industries. AIMBE membership includes 1,000 peer-reviewed Fellows, 18 scientific and professional societies through its Council of Societies, 88 universities through its Academic Council and 9 industrial corporations through its Industrial Council.


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