Herbert Voigt, ENG professor of biomedical engineering, is president-elect of IFMBE.

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Herbert Voigt, ENG professor of biomedical engineering, is president-elect of IFMBE.

Herbert Voigt, an ENG professor of biomedical engineering, was recently voted president-elect of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).

IFMBE is a nongovernmental agency that encourages research and collaboration by bringing together national and international medical and biological engineering organizations. While Voigt will not be inducted as president until the 2009 World Congress in Munich, , he will act as vice president under the current president, Makoto Kikuchi of .

“My role is to support his vision for the next three years while I hone my vision,” says Voigt. He will be serving on several committees and traveling across the globe for officer meetings, including a trip to next year.

While working with an international organization is new to Voigt, he has had many similar experiences in the United States. He is president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and of Alpha Eta Mu Beta, the biomedical engineering honor society; and a past president of the Biomedical Engineering Society., According to Kenneth Lutchen, dean of ENG—who also serves as a vice president at-large for AIMBE— serving as president for all of these organizations may be unprecedented in the field.
 

“These types of leadership positions bring much pride to us here at Boston University; they are yet another recognition and reflection of the respect that the outside community has for our excellent faculty,” said Lutchen. “Dr. Voigt has been actively engaged in taking on leadership positions in the bioengineering community for over 15 years now. He is passionate about the discipline and highly dedicated and effective in these organizations.”

This article was originally published on the College of Engineering’s Web site.