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ORD Vice President Pai-Chi Li Wins IFMBE’s Otto Schmitt Award

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Pai-Chi Li, Vice President of NTU’s Office of Research and Development and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, received the Otto Schmitt Award. The Otto Schmitt Award is presented by the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) to honor biomedical engineers who make exceptional contributions to the advancement of medical and biological engineering. Its nomination criteria include success in innovation, leadership, and seminal contributions. In addition, the nominee must come from an organization that is affiliated with IFMBE.

On IFMBE’s official website, Li was recognized for his seminal achievements in biomedical ultrasound and photoacoustic theranostics, as well as the groundbreaking technologies he developed. His contributions facilitated the study of how cells interact with their microenvironment.

Prof. Li was thrilled when he heard the good news, and he expressed his sincere appreciation for the research and academic environment at NTU. It was the longstanding support and funding from the University over the years that empowered him to advance his project and push the boundaries of knowledge. Li also thanked the students from his laboratory and all his research partners on and off the campus. “Interdisciplinary research is challenging, but just as rewarding,” stated Li, who is always happy to share the fruit and success of his research with everyone.

IFMBE primarily represents interests in medical and biological engineering. It is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for the World’s Health Organization and one of the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGO) in the field of energy technology. The duties of IFMBE include organizing world congresses and regional conferences, publishing journals, and partnering with different communities and groups to organize international seminars and academic events. Through supporting research applications and promoting the biological and clinical engineering contributions of experts like Professor Li, IFMBE continues to impact the world.

Vice President of NTU’s Office of Research and Development and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering Pai-Chi Li.