IUPESM Fellow: Joe Barbenel

Prof. Joe Barbenel

University of Strathclyde


  • IUPESM AC Member, 2003 - 2009
  • IFMBE AC Member, 1988 - 1994
  • Chair, IFMBE Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 2002 - 2012
  • EAMBES Founding Member, 2003; Council Member, 2003 - 2006; Chair Academic Division 2003 - 2009.
  • President, Biological Engineering Society, UK


  • Contributed extensively to secure global acceptance of Biomedical Engineering as an independent Academic discipline, appropriate for research, teaching and clinical application, and as a profession. Developed BME Postgraduate Courses in University of Patras, Greece and Chongqing University, China. Initiated discussion on formation of IPEM.
  • Research expertise in structure and properties of the soft tissues to direct clinical applications.

Honours & Awards

  • Founding Fellow EAMBES, 2012
  • Presidents Medal, Society of Cosmetic Scientists
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, European Pressure Ulcer Panel

Fellow Certificate

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