12 - 14 February 2008

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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   SAS 2008 Plenary Address

Dr. Albert Lee
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Research Opportunities at the
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Abstract:  This presentation will provide an overview of the scientific research programs supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), and highlight unique funding opportunities for researchers in biosensors, MEMS devices, nanotechnology, robotics, imaging, automated image analysis, visualization, process control, electrical engineering, systems integration and optimization, and mathematical modeling.

NIBIB’s mission is to improve human health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. Our vision is to profoundly changehealth care by pushing the frontiers of technology, and to achieve this by supporting research on advanced engineering methods and imaging technologies.  The Institute is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences, and our work is synergistic with other NIH Institutes and Centers as well as across government agencies.  The main scientific research program areas of interest to the NIBIB currently include: Imaging Agent and Molecular Probe Development, Imaging Device Development, Image Displays, Perception, and Processing, Image Guided Therapies and Interventions, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy, Nuclear Medicine, Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy, Ultrasound, X-ray and CT, Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering, Biomedical Informatics, Drug and Gene Delivery Systems and Devices, Mathematical Models and Computational Algorithms, Medical Devices and Implant Science, Nanotechnology, Sensors and Microsystems, Surgical Tool and Technique Development, Telemedicine, and Tissue Engineering.


Albert Lee, PhD
Health Scientist Administrator
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
National Institutes of Health
US Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. Lee received his BS from the University of California at Berkeley in Chemical Engineering, his MS from Northwestern University in Mechanical Engineering, and PhD in 1990 from the University of California at Davis in Mechanical Engineering studying droplet combustion.  He worked at the Detroit Diesel Corporation and oversaw development of the world’s first compression-ignited natural gas engine and prototyped this in a bus fleet for the city of Detroit.  In 1993, he joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and over a 13-year span, worked in a variety of different areas, including supercritical water oxidation, policies to reduce commercialization barriers of new environmental technologies, and leadership of the Nation’s pressure and vacuum standards.  In 2004, he was appointed as a Commerce Science and Technology Fellow by the US Department of Commerce and established strong ties with the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health.  This led to interactions on quantitative bioimaging and process analytical technologies to improve bioprocessing, as well as a job offer in 2006.  At NIBIB, he now oversees an extramural portfolio of interfacial and biocompatibility research, and also leads the institute’s efforts to develop new research initiatives to stimulate researchers from the physical and engineering sciences to work on biomedical problems.




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