ChBE alum receives elite distinction for innovative research in biomaterials, nanotechnologies in immunotherapy

Chemical engineering alumnus Christopher M. Jewell ’03 has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

Jewell, who also majored in molecular biology at Lehigh, is currently an associate professor and the associate chair for research in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland.

The AIMBE College of Fellows comprises the top two percent of medical and biological engineers, placing it among the highest professional distinctions in the field. 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.

Jewell was recognized for leading “innovative research to understand the interactions between biomaterials and immune tissues, and for developing nanotechnologies enabling more selective immunotherapies.”

A formal induction ceremony was held March 25 during the AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. Jewell was inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019.

AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers: Two are Nobel Prize laureates. Seventeen have received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation. Many have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

AIMBE advocates for the value of medical and biological engineering to society while recognizing excellence, advancing the public understanding, and accelerating medical and biological innovation.

Christopher M. Jewell

ChBE alum Christopher M. Jewell '03 was inducted into the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019 in March.