UF Distinguished Professor Christine Schmidt, Ph.D., has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Schmidt has been working in the field for over 25 years, helping to advance the fields of neural tissue engineering and helping diversify the field of bioengineering. Serving for 10 years as the department chair in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Schmidt pushed the UF BME graduate program to the No. 12 ranked public graduate program in the nation while diversifying the program and producing cutting-edge research.
This election is one of the most prestigious professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. Dr. Schmidt will be recognized at the NAE’s formal induction ceremony on Sept. 29, 2024.Read more: Christine Schmidt elected to National Academy of Engineering.