Beckman Institute researcher Stephen Boppart has been chosen as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to optical biomedical imaging. Boppart is Co-chair of Beckman’s Integrative Imaging research theme and a professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois.
Boppart was named a Fellow by the Board of Directors of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional society. According to IEEE, his selection as an IEEE Fellow is one of its most prestigious honors, and is “bestowed upon a very limited number of Senior Members who have made outstanding contributions to the electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.”
The number of IEEE Fellows given this distinction in a year is no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership, with 321 new Fellows elevated this year.