Past Awardees

Vladimir K. Zworykin Award

2015: Chwee Teck Lim

2012: Damijan Miklavcic

2009: Sune Svanberg

2006: Willem J. Kolff

Otto Schmitt Award

2015: Karin Wardell

2012: Zhi-Pei Liang

2009: Graeme Clark

2006: Niilo Saranummi

2003: Basil S. Proimos

2000: Herman P. Schwan

James Zimmerman Prize

2014: Myriam Pannetier-Lecoeur

2012: Andrei N. Matlashov

2010: Nevzat Gencer

Laura Bassi Award

~ The first award was given in 2015 ~

2015: Alison Noble

John A. Hopps Distinguished Service Award

~ The first award was given in 2015 ~

2015: Robert M. Nerem

IUPESM Awards of Merit

Medical Physics: Peter Smith
Biomedical Engineering: Fumihiko Kajiya

Medical Physics: Caridad Borras
Biomedical Engineering: Joachim H. Nagel

Medical Physics: Gary Fullerton
Biomedical Engineering: William Bonfield

Medical Physics: Pedro Andreo
Biomedical Engineering: Dov Jaron

Medical Physics: Colin Orton
Biomedical Engineering: Robert Nerem

Medical Physics: Keith Boddy
Biomedical Engineering: Masao Saito

Medical Physics: Jack Cunningham
Biomedical Engineering: Robert Plonsey

From 1997 onwards, IUPESM established the Awards of Merit. It is given out to 2 outstanding individuals, one in Medical Physics and the other in Biomedical Engineering.

1994: IUPESM Honours: Rune Walstam (Sweden)
1991: IUPESM Honours: John A. Hopps (Canada)
1988: IUPESM Honours: John Mallard (UK)

Nightingale Award

Dr. Alfred Nightingale was the first Editor of the Journal of the International Federation of Medical & Biological Engineering (IFMBE), now published as Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (MBEC). In his memory the Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine presents a prize, awarded every year, for the best paper in the Federation’s Journal. The prize is made in association with IFMBE.


2012: Clinically oriented real-time monitoring of the individual’s risk for deep tissue injury. (Portnoy S, Vuillerme N, Payan Y, Gefen A) Med Biol Eng Comput 49:473–483, 2011

2011: New feature extraction approach for epileptic EEG signal detection using time-frequency distributions. (Guerrero-Mosquera C, Trigueros AM, Franco JI, Navia-Vazquez A) Med Biol Eng Comput 48:321–330, 2010

2010: Three-dimensional fibril-reinforced finite element model of articular cartilage. (LP Li, JTM Cheung, W Herzog) Med Biol Eng Comput 47: 607-615

2008: Using a short-term parameter of hart rate variability to distinguish awake from isoflurane anaesthetic states (Hui-Hsun Huang, Yi-Hui, Lee Hsiao-Lung Chan, Yong-Ping Wang, Chi-Hsiang Huang, Shou-Zen Fan), Vol 46, Oct, 2008, 977-984

2007: An effective non parametric method for globally clustering genes from expression profiles (Jingyu Hou, Wei Shi, Gang Li, Wanlei Zhou), Vol 45, Dec, 2007, 1775-1185

2006: Optimal wavelets for biomedical signal compression (Mogens Nielsen, Ernest Nlandu Kamavuako,Michael Midtgaard Andersen, Marie-Francoise Lucas, Dario Farina), Vol 44, July, 2006, 561-568

2005: Vector projection of biomagnetic fields (L A Bradshaw, A Myers, W O Richards, W Drake, J P Wikswo), Vol 43, Jan, 2005, 85-93

2004: The effects of substrate characteristics on bone cell response to the mechanical environment (Y Yang, J Magnay, L Cooling, J J Cooper, A Curtis, A J El Haj), Vol 42, (1), 2004, 22-29

2003: Development and validation of implantable sensors for monitoring function of prosthetic heart valves: in vitro studies (C Lanning, R Shandas), 2003 (41), 416-424