Posted on March 28, 2024 by Storm Goodman


UTSA Klesse College faculty member Nehal Abu-Lail has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Abu-Lail’s membership recognizes her contributions to the cellular and molecular profiling of bacteria and chondrocytes and her work as a leader in academic administration. The AIMBE is the premier society in the United States for biological and medical engineers. Fellows comprise the top 2% of engineers in the biological and medical fields.

“To be part of this organization means that you are networking with an elite group of academicians and industrial leaders in the U.S., so that by itself is a big recognition and enhancement of reputation for our college, for the department, and for UTSA” said Abu-Lail, professor of chemical engineering and interim chair.

“Dr. Abu-Lail has performed excellent research in areas of regenerative medicine and cellular biomechanics,” said Eric Brey, interim dean of the Klesse College. “Most importantly, she has exhibited a dedication to mentoring young engineers throughout her career and has a strong commitment to supporting the next generation of engineers and scientists.”

Other Klesse College AIMBE Fellows include Amina A Qutub, Anson Ong, Eric Brey, Xiaodu Wang, Hai-Chao Han and Rena Bizios. Like Abu-Lail, all of these professors have provided crucial insight and instruction to UTSA’s engineering and science students

Abu-Lail was formally inducted earlier this week, during the AIMBE Annual Event at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va.

The AIMBE College of Fellows is a leading advocate for the medical and biological engineering industry. Its mission is to utilize innovation in these domains for the advancement and betterment of humanity.

— Storm Goodman

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