COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Aug. 12, 2013 – Kristen Maitland, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

As a senior member, Maitland joins a select eight percent of IEEE’s 419,900 total members. Her elevation to senior grade is based upon extensive experience and reflects professional maturity and documented achievements of significance, stated IEEE President and Chief Executive Officer Peter W. Staecker in a letter to Maitland.

Maitland’s research focuses on the design, construction and testing of multi-modal, multi-scale, multi-dimensional and high-speed optical imaging systems for preclinical and clinical, in vivo and in situ imaging. She joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2008 after completing her undergraduate studies and master’s degree at California Polytechnic State University and earning her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin. She is recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and the Texas A&M Women’s Progress Award as well as a Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Select Young Faculty member.

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization.

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