The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Jessica C. Ramella-Roman to its College of Fellows. Ramella-Roman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the College of Engineering and Computing, an Associate Research Professor at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Ophthalmology, and an affiliate faculty member of the Biomolecular Sciences Institute in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education.

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 education.”

Ramella-Roman was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows “for outstanding contributions to the fields ofAssociate Professor Jessica C. Ramella-Roman in lab biomedical optics and biophotonics.” A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Event at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia on March 27, 2023. Dr. Ramella-Roman was inducted along with 140 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2023.

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 government.

AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers including 3 Nobel Prize laureates, 17 Fellows having received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation, and 205 also inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, 105 inducted to the National Academy of Medicine and 43 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 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.