Professor Makoto KIKUCHI
Prof. Makoto Kikuchi has made extensive contributionsto the developmentof the bioengineering profession worldwide through his extensive professional activities and service with the government. He has also extensive experience in working with industry partners. In recognition of his contribution and leadership, he was elected for the initiative member to start up the Strategy Planning Committeeof the METIS (Medical EngineeringTechnology Industrial Strategy) Consortium in Japan since 2001, and has continued to hold that position up to this moment. From April, 2015 he will be appointed the Project Director of Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development. Makoto Kikuchi served as an International Federation for Medical and BiologicalEngineering (IFMBE) Administrative Council member (1991-1997), Co-Chair and Chair of the Secretaries Committee (1988-1997), Chair of the New Initiatives Working Group (1997-2003), memberof the Finance Committee (2000-2009), Nominating Committee (2000-present), Division for Health Care Technology Assessment (1991-1997), and the Working Group for Asian-Pacific Activities (1997-2009). He served as the Vice-president (2003-2006) and President (2006-2009) of IFMBE. His memberships and board positions in national academic societies included: Vice-president of the Japanese Society for Medical and BiologicalEngineering (JSMBE), and President of the Japan Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine (JSLSM).
Professor Akos JOBBAGY
Prof. Akos Jobbagy dedicated his professional life to science and biomedical engineering and more than ten years to IFBME. His engagement in the Hungarian BME Society and IFMBE made large impact on Biomedical Engineering science and education. Akos was serving as an AC member of the IFMBE from 2006 to 2012. He was the Chair of the fifth the European IFMBE Conference held in Budapest in 2011 and was Honorary Co-chair of the sixth the European IFMBE Conference Dubrovnik in September 2014. He was also a member of the different Committees of IFMBE and IUPESM sponsored conferences Chair of OFMBE Secretaries’ Committee and an active member of different IFMBE bodies. Currently, he is chairing the IFMBE Conference Committee. He was the editor of the proceedings of the fifth the European IFMBE Conference these proceedings are listed among 25 most downloaded Springer books. Prof. Akos Jobbagy graduated Electrical Engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1975. He defended his PhD thesis in 1995 at the same University. In 2007, he received Doctorate from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since then, he worked as a professor at the University, and in 2011 he became the head of the Department for Measurement and Information System, and from 2012 he serves as the Vice rector for Education at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Professor Fernando INFANTOSI
Fernando Infantosi Graduated in Electronic Engineering from the Mauá School of Engineering (1971), he got his master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1975) and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College of Science Technology Medicine University of London (1986). He is currently Professor of Engineering Coordination of Post Graduate Programs, professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Member of the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering, member of the Administrative Committee of the Regional Council of Biomedical Engineering for Latin America, Body Member editorial of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Member of the editorial board of Medical Engineering and Physics, editorial board member of the Brazilian Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neurology, Administrative Council Member of The International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine. He has a large expertise in Biomedical Engineering with special interest in: Epidemiology, Pattern Recognition, Biological Signal Processing. Fernando Infantosi was serving as an Administrative Council member of the IFMBE for three terms of office and he left a significant mark on the policy and activities of the Federation. His activities and wisdom in the policy matters of IFMBE, in particular in matters of IFMBE Statutes, first as a member and currently as the Chair of the IFMBE Constitution and Bylaws Committee , left an indelible trace in the policy and in the organization of the Federation.
Professor Joseph BARBENEL
Doctor of Philosophy (Bioengineering) University of Strathclyde 1979
MAIN RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST
Biomedical systems and materials, particularly the natural body cells, tissues and organs.
Interactions between mechanical and biological effects. Biomaterial development and evaluation.
PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL REFERRED JOURNALS: 109
5 (55 chapters in other books)
MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES
EAMBES, Past Chair, Div of Societies
IFMBE, Chair of Constitution & Bylaws Committee
IUPESM, Member of Administrative Council
International Faculty for Artificial Organs, Professor
1960: Dental House Surgeon, London Hospital, London U.K.
1960 ‐ 62: Lieutenant/Captain, Royal army dental Corps, Malaya
1962 ‐ 63: General Dental Practice, London
1963 ‐ 66: Student, University of St. Andrews
1966 ‐ 67: Student, Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde
1967 ‐ 69: Lecturer, Department of Dental Prosthetics, Dental School and Hospital, University of Dundee
1970 ‐ 2001: Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde
Head of Department (1992‐98)
Vice Dean (Research) Faculty of Engineering (1997‐2001)
Fellow of: Inst of Physics, Inst of Biology, Inst of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Royal Society of Edinburgh
President’s Medal, Society of Cosmetic Scientists (1994)
Inaugural Paul Beiersdoft Lecture, ISBS Zurich (1996)
Lifetime Achievement Award, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 2002
Founding Fellow, EAMBES
Professor Laura ROA
Laura M. Roa is Full Professor of Systems and Automatics Engineering at the University of Seville. Her research topics link physiology, computational modeling, systems engineering, and ICT. Her earliest contributions were focused on the application of system dynamics approaches to the modeling of physiological systems, being recognized for the development of diagnostic evaluation procedures and resuscitation therapies for critically burned patients, or the optimization of dialysis dosage in end-stage renal disease. Her research profile has been widely influenced by the ICT revolution, with interests that have evolved with the paradigms of personalized and preventive medicine, and including topics such as multi-scale computational modeling, systems biology, smart biomedical sensors for mHealth, bioelectromagnetics, ambient-assisted living, or the interoperability of eHealth systems. She has authored over 350 scientific contributions, including papers in national and international journals, peer-reviewed papers in conference proceedings, book chapters and patents. As a scholar, she has supervised 10 PhD Thesis and a number of Degree and MSc Thesis. Her ability to lead multidisciplinary workgroups, with the collaboration of both biomedical engineers and MDs, is availed by her participation as principal investigator in over 20 R&D projects. Prof. Roa has been a prime mover in the expansion and promotion of Biomedical Engineering in the international scene, and especially in Europe and Spain. She participated in the inception of EAMBES and she has belonged to the Executive Committee of the Spanish Society of Biomedical Engineering since 1984, serving in the positions of Secretary General, President, and currently Past President. She has served in the program committees and scientific committees of over 50 international conferences co-sponsored by the IFMBE and other scientific societies. She was the Conference Chair and the Editor of the Proceedings of the XIII Mediterranean MBE Conference held in Seville in 2013. Prof. Roa is a Fellow of the International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering Sciences (IAMBES), Founding Fellow of EAMBES, Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and a member of the Royal Medical Academy of Seville, Spain.