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Shah elected to AIMBE College of Fellows class of 2021

Ramille Shah

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) elected Ramille Shah, associate professor in the Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering, to its 2021 College of Fellows.

Shah was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to bioengineering and for promoting female entrepreneurship through the commercialization of innovative medical devices that fill unmet clinical needs.

Shah, who is the co-founder and chief scientific officer of Dimension Inx, also leads the Shah Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing Lab at UIC. In collaboration with the lab, Dimension Inx develops and commercializes 3D-printed custom biomaterials that can be used to regenerate tissue that is damaged from illness or injuries. Shah herself has worked in the tissue engineering field for the last two decades, initially as a researcher at Northwestern University after completing her doctoral degree at MIT and now at UIC.

Being elected into the AIMBE College of Fellows is a high honor for engineers working in the medical and biological fields. The institute’s inductees are made up of the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers.

Shah will be inducted along with 174 colleagues who make up the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2021 at a formal induction ceremony during AIMBE’s 2021 annual event on March 26.

She joins other UIC faculty members who have previously been inducted as AIMBE Fellows including:

  • Jim Patton, bioengineering professor
  • Ian Papautsky, Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Bioengineering
  • Irena Levitan, professor of medicine, pharmacology, and bioengineering
  • Hayat Onyuksel, professor of pharmaceutics and bioengineering
  • Brenda Russell, professor emerita of physiology and biophysics, bioengineering, and medicine
  • Xincheng Yao, Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Bioengineering, ophthalmology, and visual sciences
  • Eben Alsberg, Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Bioengineering
  • Jie Liang, Richard and Loan Hill Professor
  • Andreas Linninger, professor of bioengineering
  • Richard Magin, university distinguished professor emeritus of bioengineering
  • Tom Royston, professor and bioengineering department head
  • Mike Stroscio, Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Bioengineering and electrical and computer engineering
  • Clive Pai, professor of bioengineering and physical therapy
  • Joe Zhou, professor of radiology, neurosurgery, and bioengineering
  • James Lin, emeritus professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering