IBE Fellows

Requirements for IBE Fellows

  • Fellows are to members of IBE for a minimum of 10 years. The term of membership need not be consecutive.
  • Fellows are to have a recognizable and demonstrable record of unusual and exceptional achievement and
    accomplishment in a specific sector of Biological Engineering. The achievement and accomplishment can be in
    the areas of industry, research, teaching, business, public service, technology development, technology
    innovation, or advancing the profession of Biological Engineering.
  • The number of IBE Fellows will be limited to a number equal to 1% of the total number of member-years
    represented in IBE. (For example, if the society has 100 members for 10 years, the total number of Fellows could
    not exceed 10.) The number of member-years will be determined on June 1 of each year.

Nomination Process and Practices
Nominations must be submitted to the IBE Awards Chair or designee prior to December 31 to be considered for
award in the subsequent year. Awards will be made at the IBE Annual Meeting. Each nomination not designated an
IBE Fellow will be maintained and reviewed a total of 3 times. After which, a new nomination is required for further

Nomination documents should include:

  • A Curriculum Vita;
  • Dates of membership in IBE;
  • A letter of nomination stating the specific accomplishments and achievements that distinguish the individual in light
    of the eligibility requirements; and
  • Letters of support from three (3) professionals who can attest to and affirm the significance and importance of the
    accomplishments and achievements.