Distinguished Lecturers Nominations


The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) invites nominations for EMBS Distinguished Lecturers. The IEEE EMBS Distinguished Lecturers Program provides high quality speakers to the Biomedical Engineering Community, especially to EMBS Chapters, Student Branch Chapters, and Student Clubs. Appointment as an EMBS Distinguished Lecturer is a major Society recognition.

The Distinguished Lecturers are selected by the Distinguished Lecturers Program Committee and announced in December after approval by the EMBS AdCom.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • The DL nominee is preferentially an EMBS member.
  • The DL nominee must be nominated by an an EMBS chapter, an EMBS Technical Committee, or EMBS member who does not have a conflict with the selection process.
    No self nominations are allowed.
  • The DL nominee must be a well-recognized expert in his/her field because of his/her research, teaching, service activities and an inspiring speaker.
  • In an effort to improve diversity, EMBS encourages nominations of women and scientists from under-represented geographical areas.

The pool of candidates should cover, as well as possible, at any time the technology footprint of the Society and its global reach, as well as appeal to its diversified constituents (professionals, academicians, and students) and our medical partners.


The Distinguished Lecturers will start their two year term in January. Each Lecturer should submit up to three lecture topics in his/her field of expertise that will be posted on the Society Website. The Distinguished Lecturer should be readily available to travel within his/her geographical area, or to areas under-represented in the current roster of EMBS Distinguished Lecturers, upon being contacted by the Chapters or appropriate organizations. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid by the Distinguished Lecture Program, based on the Chapter matching funds program.

If you have questions, you may contact EMBS Senior Society Administrator, Michael Markowycz (m.markowycz@ieee.org).

Submit a Distinguished Lecturer Nomination


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