M. Albert Thomas, Ph.D. was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for seminal contributions on localized multi-dimensional MR Spectroscopic imaging of human tissues in vivo.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education."
The formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC on April 9th, 2018. Dr. Thomas was inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018.
Dr. Thomas has also been elected to chair the 61st Experimental NMR Conference (ENC) in Baltimore, MD (March 8-13, 2020)
The ENC Conference is attended by approximately 1000 Ph.D. scientists and students from all over the world with expertise in NMR and MRI. Earlier MRI and in vivo MR Spectroscopy inventions were reported at the ENC meetings only.