Published July 8, 2014
Hui Meng was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) on March 24, 2014 during the Engineering and the Future of Healthcare conference in Washington, D.C. The AIMBE is a non-profit organization representing 50,000 individuals and the top 2% of medical and biological engineers.
Meng, who also applies her engineering knowledge to medical fields, was elected to the AIMBE “for outstanding contributions to understanding the roles of high wall shear stresses and spatial gradients in vascular pathology.”
She studies fluid dynamics — using these principles to examine the movement and characteristics of blood as it travels through the human body — and is particularly interested in the relationship between blood flow and brain aneurysms.
A prolific scholar, she has published more than 120 academic papers. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke.
Among her numerous honors is a UB Exceptional Scholar Award Sustained Achievement Award, which recognizes a researcher’s work that has “garnered public and/or professional accolades beyond the norm.”
Meng is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and research professor of neurosurgery in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Her research interests include biomedical engineering, hemodynamics and vascular biomechanics, advanced laser flow diagnostics, and computational fluid dynamics.