National Science Foundation Honors Muyinatu Lediju Bell for Early-Career Accomplishments

Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell has received the Alan T. Waterman Award from the National Science Foundation. The award is given to early-career scientists and engineers for their outstanding leadership and research accomplishments. Dr. Lediju Bell will receive $1 million in funding over the next five years to support her research.

Dr. Lediju Bell currently serves as the John C. Malone Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She holds additional faculty affiliations with the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation, the Laboratory for Computational Sensing Robotics, the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, and the department of oncology in the School of Medicine.

In addition to her teaching appointments, Dr. Lediju Bell is the founding director of the Photoacoustic and Ultrasonic Systems Engineering Lab at Johns Hopkins University. Her work focuses on engineering and deploying innovative biomedical imaging systems. Using an interdisciplinary approach, her research draws from a number of scientific fields including optics, acoustics, robotics, electronics, and mechanics.

Dr. Lediju Bell is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she majored in mechanical engineering with a minor in biomedical engineering. She earned her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Duke University in North Carolina.

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