Otto named BMES Fellow

Kevin Otto

Dr. Kevin Otto, Professor & Senior Associate Chair, has been named a 2022 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Fellow. BMES will honor this year’s Class of Fellows during the society’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

BMES Fellows are recognized for impactful achievements and significant contributions within the biomedical engineering community. They also have considerable leadership within their field of interest and have served within the society. Otto is one of just 22 inductees into the 2022 BMES Class of Fellows.

Otto leads the Neuroprostheses Research Lab, which works to utilize neural engineering approaches to treat neurological disorders. The lab is designed to:

  • Develop and test neural interfaces to help those afflicted with injury and disease.
  • Provide a training ground for the next generation of Scientists.

“I’m grateful for being recognized as a BMES fellow; it is an honor to be recognized by a society I care so deeply about,” said Otto.

He was selected for his:

  • Exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering.
  • Leadership and service to the Biomedical Engineering Society.

Otto’s research is focused on engineering neural interfaces for both research purposes as well as treatment options for neurological injuries or diseases. In particular, his research focuses on multi-channel implantable microdevices in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. These interfaces are being investigated for many applications, including sensory replacement, cognitive functional therapy, and neuromodulation for autonomic therapies.

Congratulations, Dr. Otto!