Mizzou Engineering faculty elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

March 26, 2024

Xiaohua Liu with two people
Xiaohua Liu at the AIMBE Induction Ceremony in Arlington, Virginia.

Two Mizzou Engineering faculty members — Xiaohua Liu and Henry Wan — have been elected to the 2024 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top 2% of medical and biological engineers in the country. Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to medical and biological engineers.

Liu is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. He was nominated and elected “for leading contributions to address critical challenges in dental biomaterials and craniofacial tissue regeneration.” This past year, he also received the International Association for Dental Research/American Association for Dental Oral Craniofacial Research William J. Gies Award.

“I am honored to have been selected to be part of this prestigious College of Fellows,” Liu said. “AIMBE Fellows have revolutionized medical and biological fields, and I’m humbled to join them.”

Henry Wan
Henry Wan in the Bond Life Sciences Center.

Wan is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and Veterinary Pathobiology and the Bond Life Sciences Center principal investigator. He was nominated and elected in recognition of his leadership and mentorship pioneering machine learning in influenza vaccine strain selection and significant contributions to influenza evolution and transmission.

“I am deeply humbled to receive this honor,” Wan said. “The success we have achieved here at the University of Missouri is the direct result of the close collaboration and teamwork we have established among the researchers in my lab and throughout the institution.”

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinction for medical and biological engineers. Wan and Liu were formally inducted in a ceremony held in Arlington, Virginia, on March 25.