IUPESM Fellow: Alfred R. Potvin
Prof. Alfred R. Potvin
Dr. Alfred Potvin began his academic career at UT Arlington in 1966 and served as the first Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program and founding chair from 1974 to 1984. Highly acclaimed throughout his career, Dr. Potvin is regarded as one of the outstanding leaders in biomedical engineering. In 1984, Dr Potvin founded and served as Director of the Medical Instrument Systems Division at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis. He was the Chairman of the ASEE-Biomedical Engineering Division, and Chairman of the Education and Public Affairs Committee of BMES. He has served on the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Merit Review Board, the FDA Physical Medicine Section of the Surgical and Rehabilitation Devices Panel, the Board of Directors for RMBS, and the Advisory Board of the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference. Dr. Potvin has been President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. He became the Dean of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University and Purdue University. He established awards to recognize students with high academic and research performance.
For his contribution as Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, 8th IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2000, held in Chicago, USA.