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Bose honored with national medical, bioengineering award

PULLMAN, Wash. – Susmita Bose, a professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been named a 2013 fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. AIMBE says fellows are “leaders in the field who have distinguished themselves through contributions in research, industrial practice and education.”
Bose joined MME in 1998, and her research interests are focused largely on medical materials. This includes resorbable ceramics and composite for bone tissue engineering using 3-D printing technology and in vitro bone cell material interactions. She also is interested in nanoscale surface modification of medical devices and microwave and plasma processing of materials.
In 2009, Bose received the American Ceramics Society Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering Award. She is a Kavli fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the National Science Foundation in 2004. Bose earned her PhD in Physical-Organic Chemistry from Rutgers University in 1998.
AIMBE is a nonprofit organization made up of 50,000 medical and biological engineers. It advocates for public policy issues related to medical and biological engineering with help from the distinguished College of Fellows, which is made up of 1,000 individuals. Fellows are nominated by their peers each year and represent the top 2 percent in their field.