Professor Yu Sun has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows in recognition of his outstanding contributions to robotics and device technologies for cell manipulation and management. Dr. Sun was remotely inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2020. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers.
Sun is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering program at MIE and holds the Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Engineering Systems. He is also the founding Director of the recently launched University of Toronto Robotics Institute. He holds joint appointments with the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science.
His research lab, the Advanced Micro and Nanosystems Laboratory, specializes in developing innovative technologies and instruments for manipulating and characterizing cells, molecules and nanomaterials.
His election to the AIMBE College of Fellows adds to a growing list of accomplishments including his status as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, US National Academy of Inventors, Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Canada.