Professor of SBU Biomedical Engineering Elected Into AIMBE’S College of Fellows
Dr. Danny Bluestein recognized for outstanding achievements in medical/biological engineering
STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 3, 2010 – Danny Bluestein, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, was elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Recipients of this honor, considered one of the highest in the biomedical engineering discipline, are chosen for exceptional leadership and achievements in medical and biological engineering.
Dr. Bluestein, Director of the Biofluids Laboratory in the SBU Biomedical Engineering Department, has been with the department since 1996. AIMBE stated that Dr. Bluestein was elected into the College of Fellows for his leadership in measurements, analysis and interpretation of flow-induced blood thromboembolism, and structure-function relationships in cardiovascular devices and pathologies.
Generally, AIMBE fellows are elected based on their contributions that have had a major impact in biomedical devices and processes, treatment of diseases, and public policy related to all aspects of bioengineering.
“We are delighted to welcome the 55 newly elected fellows of AIMBE,” states Jennifer Ayers, AIMBE’s Executive Director, when referring to the 2010 electees. “They represent some of the most imaginative and distinguished medical and biological engineers in the field. Their contributions have had a major impact in biomedical devices and processes, treatment of diseases, and public policy related to all aspects of medical and biological engineering.”
At SBU, Dr. Bluestein’s research centers on the optimization of prosthetic cardiovascular devices, cardiovascular disease processes, and advanced numerical simulations. He investigates blood flow in the cardiovascular system, with a special interest in flow induced cardiovascular pathologies, and the design optimization of cardiovascular prostheses. Additionally, he studies the effects of smoking and second hand smoke on cardiovascular disease risk.
Dr. Bluestein received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1992. He earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, also from Tel Aviv University, in 1985, and B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, in 1981.
Professor Bluestein resides in Melville with his wife, Dr. Rita Goldstein, and their daughter, Zoe.