12/08/2016 Hongrui Jiang named IEEE fellow Written By: Sam Million-Weaver Departments: Electrical & Computer Engineering Categories Awards Hongrui Jiang, the Lynn H. Matthias Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in electrical and computer engineering has been named a fellow to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to materials and micro-scale optical tools for medical imaging. The IEEE is the world’s foremost professional association for advancing technology for humanity. With more than 400,000 members from 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. IEEE fellows comprise top one-tenth of one-percent of the total membership, an honor bestowed by the Board of Directors only to researchers with outstanding records of accomplishment. Jiang, whose research spans multiple disciplines, was also recently elected as a fellow to the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.