Bruce Wheeler, professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been inducted as a Fellow into the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. The prestigious fellowship is comprised of inductees who are nominated, screened and selected for their outstanding contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering. The academy is affiliated with the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, a non-governmental organization that works to inform the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr. Wheeler joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 2008. He served as chair of the biomedical department for four years and was largely responsible for establishing the university’s undergraduate biomedical engineering degree program. His research interests lie in the application of electrical engineering methodologies to neuroscience. His research aims to expand the basic scientific understanding of the behavior of neurons and the overall functioning of the brain.