Shuming Nie receives 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from CASNN


BIOE Communications

Shuming Nie, Grainger Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering at Illinois, has received the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the the Chinese American Society of Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology (CASNN). The award was created in 2016 during the CASNN's first annual conference in Beijing. Joining Nie as a 2019 recipient of the award is Yuliang Zhao of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Previous awardees are Benzhong Tang (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology) in 2018, Kam Leong (Columbia University) in 2017, and Leaf Huang (University of North Carolina) in 2016. With this award, CASNN recognizes scholars who have made contributions to and experienced great achievements in bionanotechnology and nanomedicine.

Nie is also a professor of Bioengineering, Chemistry, and Electrical and Computer Engineering and joined the faculty at Illinois in 2017 after more than 10 years as a professor of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He studies nanomedicine, molecular engineering, and image-guided minimally invasive robotic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE).