Wagoner Johnson named AIMBE Fellow


Amy Wagoner Johnson
Amy Wagoner Johnson

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has elected MechSE Professor Amy Wagoner Johnson to its College of Fellows.

Wagoner Johnson was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for work in recruiting and advancing women and persons of color in academe and pioneering research in biomaterials and biomechanics.

The AIMBE College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows.

Wagoner Johnson, who also holds an Andersen Faculty Scholar appointment, will be inducted in a formal ceremony during AIMBE’s 2022 Annual Event on March 25.

“I am honored to be selected as an AIMBE Fellow and to be recognized with so many distinguished people in the field,” said Wagoner Johnson, whose research is founded in the fields of biomaterials and biomechanics and spans applications as diverse as design of synthetic bone substitute materials, women’s reproductive health, and coral reef regeneration.

AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence in, and advocate for, the fields of medical and biological engineering to advance society. Since 1991, AIMBE’s College of Fellows has led the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. AIMBE Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients. AIMBE Fellows are committed to giving back to the fields of medical and biological engineering through advocacy efforts and public policy initiatives that benefit the scientific community, as well as society at large.