has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows in recognition of his important contributions to biomedical engineering.
The College of Fellows is made up of the top 2 percent of accomplished medical and biological engineers responsible for medical discovery and innovation in academia, industry and government. There are more than 1,500 fellows in the College.
“Mark is a very accomplished researcher with a wide reputation for careful, high quality research that has led to this prestigious award,” Ralph S. Quatrano, dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Spencer T. Olin Professor. “He came to our school just four years ago and has already risen to the top group of researchers in funding and in high profile publications in our school.”
Anastasio is professor of biomedical engineering and of electrical & systems engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and of radiology and of radiation oncology in the School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert on tomographic image reconstruction, imaging physics and the development of novel computed biomedical imaging systems. He has conducted pioneering research in the fields of photoacoustic computed tomography, diffraction tomography and X-ray phase-contrast imaging. He received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2006 for research related to image reconstruction topics.
As a fellow, Anastasio joins an elite group of other faculty in the School of Engineering who are in the College of Fellows, including R. Martin Arthur, professor of electrical engineering and of biomedical engineering; Philip Bayly, the Lilyan and E. Lisle Hughes Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering; Yoram Rudy, the Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Larry A. Taber, the Dennis and Barbara Kessler Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Lihong Wang, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and Frank Yin, MD, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering.
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