ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Lisa E. Freed and Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, principal research scientists in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), were inducted last month as Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Fellows are distinguished individuals within the medical and biological engineering community. Currently there are approximately 400 Fellows.
Dr. Freed was cited for "important contributions in the development of principles for tissue engineering bioreactors." Dr. Vunjak-Novakovic was cited for "outstanding studies on the integrated use of cells, biomaterials, and bioreactors to model biological/engineering aspects of tissue development."
Drs. Vunjak-Novakovic and Freed have collaborated on many projects. Last fall, for example, they reported significant advances in engineering heart tissue (MIT Tech Talk, September 29, 1999).ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems Paul A. Lagace has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Dr. Lagace, who is also deputy director of the Engineering Systems Division and co-director of the Leaders for Manufacturing and System Design and Management Programs, is being honored for his contributions in aerospace composite structures through research, teaching, consulting, service to governmental and professional organizations; and for his leadership as president for six years of the International Conference on Composite Materials.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 12, 2000.