Ghadiali honored as Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow


Samir Ghadiali, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will be inducted as a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) at their annual meeting in Seattle this month.

The honor comes in recognition of his research advances, educational leadership and service to BMES as track chair and session chair.

Samir Ghadiali stands in front of Fontana Labs front entrance

“I am very honored to have been named a Fellow by my colleagues at the Biomedical Engineering Society,” Ghadiali said. “I am particularly thankful for being recognized for my research programs that have led to a better understanding of the mechanical causes of respiratory disease, my efforts as department chair to support and build an inclusive and comprehensive educational experience for our students, and for my long-standing service to the broader BME community. I look forward to continuing to help our discipline thrive locally, nationally and internationally.”

The professional organization awards Fellow status to members who have demonstrated impactful achievements and made significant contributions to the biomedical engineering community and to BMES. Ghadiali is one of 30 inductees to the BMES Grade of Fellow Class of 2023.

“He has been an outstanding department chair and worked diligently to advance the field of biomedical engineering with his service,” commented BME Associate Chair Derek Hansford. “He is dedicated to our students, our faculty and staff, and the healthcare community through his hard work”.

Ghadiali also is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and has earned numerous awards including a Parker B. Francis Fellowship in Pulmonary Research, the NSF CAREER Award and the College of Engineering’s Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award.

In the Respiratory Mechanobiology Lab he leads, Ghadiali uses a combination of engineering, mathematical and molecular biology tools to investigate how mechanical forces in the human body influence the development and progression of respiratory and critical care disorders. A major emphasis of his lab is the translation of basic scientific knowledge into novel therapeutic agents for several disorders including otitis media, upper respiratory infections, acute lung injury, lung and breast cancer, and pulmonary fibrosis.

BME Associate Chair Derek Hansford lauded Ghadiali’s pursuits and achievements in the lab.

“Samir deserves this recognition for his excellent research on pulmonary and cancer biomechanics and mechanobiology going from theoretical modeling to cell mechanobiology experiments to working with clinicians to implement his findings to improve patient outcomes.”

Ghadiali’s work has been funded by NSF, NIH, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and the Department of Defense.

Founded in 1968, BMES is the professional society for students, faculty, researchers and industry professionals in biomedical engineering. The organization includes more than 6,800 members from academia and industry.

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