President Barack Obama has named UC San Diego Bioengineering professor Shu Chien one of the 7 eminent researchers to receive the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers. Chien is the only engineer among the 7 medalists.
Shu Chien, a university professor of bioengineering and medicine and director of the UC San Diego Institute of Engineering in Medicine, is a world leader in the study of how blood flow and pressure affect blood vessels. He is one of only 11 renowned scholars who are members of all 3 U.S. national institutes — the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. MORE