Y.C. Fung Early Career Award

Established to recognize young investigators who are committed to pursuing research in the field of Bioengineering and have demonstrated significant potential to make substantial contributions to the field of Bioengineering. Such accomplishments may take the form of, but are not limited to, design or development of new methods, equipment or instrumentation in bioengineering; and research publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The award was established by the Bioengineering Division in 1985 and operated as a division award until 1998, when it was elevated to a Society award. The award was renamed the Y.C. Fung Early Career Award in 2017.

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Form of Award: $1000, bronze medal, certificate, and a $750 travel allowance
Limitation(s): Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in any field of engineering, physics, medicine or life sciences. Candidates must have received their terminal degree less than ten years prior to June 1 of the year the award is conferred. Candidates must be an active member of the Bioengineering Division.
Administrative Responsibility: Bioengineering Division
Nomination Deadline: September 1 
E-mail: persaudl@asme.org
Awarded By: Committee on Honors (COH)

Y.C. Fung Early Career Awardees 

1999 Rebecca Richards-Kortum
2000 Farshid Guilak
2001 David F. Meaney
2002 Jeffrey A. Weiss
2003 Sangeeta N. Bhatia
2004 Richard E. Debski
2005 Jeffrey W. Holmes
2006 Beth A. Winkelstein
2007 Stavros Thomopoulos
2008 Gabriel A. Silva
2009 Robert L. Mauck
2010 Matthew J. Gounis
2011 Ali Khademhosseini
2012 Marissa Nichole Rylander
2013 Jonathan P. Vande Geest
2014 W. David Merryman
2015 Adam J. Engler
2016 Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos
2017 Kristin M. Myers
2018 Spencer P. Lake
2019 Grace D. O’Connell
2020 Matthew B. Fisher
2021 Kristin S. Miller
2022 Zhenpeng Qin
2023 Jessica M. Oakes
2024 Adrian Buganza Tepole 


1986 Mark H. Holmes
1987 Steven A. Goldstein
1989 David N. Ku
1990 Jay D. Humphey
1991 Michael Kwan
1992 Cheng Zhu
1993 John A. Frangos
1994 Mehmet Toner
1995 Cheng Dong
1996 Anthony Keaveny
1997 Gerard A. Ateshian
1998 Louis J. Soslowsky


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