The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., representing the most accomplished individuals in the fields of medical and biological engineering. The organization has more than two thousand members, all of whom have distinguished themselves with both influential and outstanding contributions in research.
In her role as an AIMBE fellow member, Ruth Schmid will contribute to research policy decision-making, as well as to securing investments that promote innovation, diversity, and interdisciplinary collaboration, primarily in the United States.
- It is a great honour for me to be part of this group of excellent researchers with a wide range of expertise, says Ruth Schmid when asked about the nomination and the Fellow title.
Ruth Schmid was nominated based on her role in nanomedicine, drug delivery and separation using new particle technology. Those who receive the Fellow title retain their membership for life.
This title adds to the list of distinguished positions Schmid has held throughout her career. In 2019, she was appointed a member of NTVA (Norwegian Academy of Engineering Sciences) and elected chair of the board of the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine. During 2016-2017, she was president of the "Controlled Release Society".
- This is a well-deserved recognition of Ruth's many years of efforts at an internationally high level. SINTEF is proud to have such talented researchers, and this title shows us that the work we do attracts international attention, says research manager Heidi Johnsen.
Only members of The College of Fellows (CoF) in AIMBE can nominate candidates. The nomination then goes through a tough evaluation process before it is finally decided through a vote among the members of CoF. Only candidates who achieve a minimum of 74.5 percent positive votes will become a fellow. A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2021 Annual Event on 26 March. Ruth Schmid will be inducted along with 174 colleagues who make up the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2021.