IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society to Welcome New Orange County Chapter

Professors Tang and Chen elected officers of the new OC chapter that will help support the advancement of engineering sciences and technology to medicine and biology

William Tang and Zhongping Chen, professors of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering and computer science, were elected as new officers for the recently established Orange County chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, which helps support the overall mission of the Society by advancing the application of engineering sciences and technology to medicine and biology.

This new chapter plans to invite local biomedical device companies to join, fostering technical exchanges and networking through seminars, sponsored events, and social gatherings. Meetings will be co-sponsored with other organizations such as UC Irvine’s Biomedical Engineering department and the local chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Tang, whose research focuses include applications of microscale and nanoscale engineering for information technology and biomedical sciences, was elected as chair of the new chapter. He will be working with Chen, who will serve as corporate liaison and awards officer. Chen’s general research interests are in the areas of biomedical photonics, microfabrication, biomaterials and biosensors.

“We predict a robust membership growth this year, and look forward to working closely with our colleagues in local biomedical companies and leaders in the community," Tang said.


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