Two biomedical engineering professors named AIMBE Fellows

McShane and YakovlevProfessor Michael J. McShane (left) and Professor Vladislav V. Yakovlev have been elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows.

Two professors in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

Michael J. McShane and Vladislav V. Yakovlev each have been elected to the College of Fellows for their outstanding contributions to research and education. As Fellows, they represent the top two percent of the medical and biological engineering community.

The College of Fellows comprises 1,500 individuals who are recognized as outstanding bioengineers in academia, industry and government and have distinguished themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice and/or education. Fundamental to their achievements is the common goal of embracing innovation to improve the health care and safety of society. 

McShane and Yakovlev will be formally inducted at a ceremony scheduled to take place at the National Academy of Sciences during AIMBE’s Annual Meeting in March.

McShane joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2006. His research and educational activities cover many areas of biomedical engineering, including biomaterials, molecular biology, biomedical optics, biotransport, bioinstrumentation, signal processing and medical device design. His laboratory produces and tests sensor systems using microscale and nanoscale fabrication approaches of self-assembly and photolithography as well as develops strategies for deploying these in vitro and in vivo.

Yakovlev joined Texas A&M in 2012. His research focuses on the development of new instrumentation for biomedical diagnostics and imaging. Yakovlev’s primary research interests include nanoscopic optical imaging of molecular and cellular structures; single-molecule spectroscopy and manipulation; protein spectroscopy and structural dynamics; bioanalytical applications of optical technology and spectroscopy; and deep-tissue imaging and sensing.

AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. It is an organization of leaders in medical and biological engineering, consisting of academic, industrial, professional society councils and elected fellows. AIMBE’s mission includes communicating objectively with and responding to U.S. and state government agencies as well as lawmakers.