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Vo-Dinh elected fellow
Tuan Vo-Dinh has been elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. (hi-res image)
The selection recognizes Vo-Dinh's many distinguished contributions and his interest, concern and involvement with critical issues affecting medical and biological engineering.
Fellowship membership in the AIMBE institute is a distinct honor. The total membership is not to exceed two percent of the total number of individuals active in medical and biological engineering.
Vo-Dinh received ORNL's 2003 Director's Award last November for outstanding individual accomplishment in science and technology, along with ORNL's Distinguished Scientist Award.
He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers, authored a textbook on microscopy and has edited four books. He recently served as editor-in-chief of a new handbook about biomedical photonics.
Vo-Dinh holds more than 28 patents – five of which have been licensed to environmental and biotech companies for commercial development. He has also received numerous awards including seven R&D 100 awards – the most recent earned in July 2003 for his development of the Raman Integrated Tunable Sensor (RAMiTS), which is a compact "point and shoot" monitor.
He earned a doctorate in physical chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (known as ETH) before completing his post-doctoral research in analytical chemistry from the University of Florida.
He and his wife, Kim-Chi, live in Knoxville. They have a daughter, Jade.
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