Jung-Chih Chiao elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

DALLAS (SMU) – J.-C. Chiao, the Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair and professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the SMU Lyle School of Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).


Chiao is being recognized by his peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions to the development of novel wireless and batteryless implantable devices for chronic disease management.”


Chiao, who joined the SMU faculty in 2018, is widely recognized for his research in using electromagnetic waves in medical applications including closed-loop pain management systems and gastric motility management. In addition to publishing and editing peer many reviewed articles and receiving numerous awards for his teaching, research, and scholarship, he was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2020.


Prior to SMU, Chiao was a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and also served as an adjunct associate professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and earned both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.


AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence in and advocate for, the fields of medical and biological engineering to advance society. AIMBE Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients.



About SMU

SMU is the nationally ranked global research university in the dynamic city of Dallas.  SMU’s alumni, faculty, and more than 12,000 students in eight degree-granting schools demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit as they lead change in their professions, communities, and the world.