Dr. Cezeaux named Fellow of AIMBE
Posted April 2, 2008
SRINGFIELD, MA…Western New England College Biomedical Engineering Professor Judy L. Cezeaux was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).Dr. Cezeaux was formally inducted in a ceremony at the National Academy of Science in Washington, D.C. Her induction citation stated that she was inducted "In recognition of contributions to biomedical engineering undergraduate education, cell and tissue engineering, and prosthetic design validation."
Dr. Cezeaux has contributed to undergraduate biomedical engineering education and has been central in the formation of two undergraduate biomedical engineering programs at the University of Tennessee and Western New England College. She is a preeminent mentor to the next generation of biomedical engineers and has coauthored numerous publications with her undergraduate students as she directly involves them in her research.
Dr. Cezeaux has contributed to research in cell and tissue engineering, occupational safety and health, and prosthetic design validation. Specifically, she has contributed to the body on knowledge for the mechanical effects on cardiac cells, improvements to artificial vascular grafts, the physiological and biological effects of vibration, and thermal comfort of prosthetic devices.
Dr. Cezeaux has been a professor Western New England College for eight years. She held the University of Tennessee B. Ray Thompson Professorship in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science. She was the recipient of the University of Tennessee College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma National Mechanical Engineering Honorary Fraternity, and Alpha Eta Mu Beta National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society.
Dr. Cezeaux earned the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1989) and the B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (1984). She has been a Senior Staff Fellow (1999-2000) and an Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) Fellow (2001 & 2002) at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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