Guru Madhavan, fPET 2018 Conference Co-Chair
Guru Madhavan, Ph.D., is a biomedical engineer and senior policy adviser. He conducts research at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. His portfolio of work has included directing a global health program on microbial threats, and leading the research, design, and development of a novel decision support tool to prioritize new vaccines. He has worked in the medical device industry as a research scientist developing cardiac surgical catheters for ablation therapy. He has served as a technical adviser to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has been a strategic consultant for technology startup firms and nonprofit organizations. Madhavan received his M.S. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and an M.B.A. from the State University of New York. Madhavan has served as a vice-president and member of the board of directors of IEEE-USA of IEEE, the world’s largest society for engineering and technology. His honors include the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Mike Sargeant Career Achievement Award, the American College of Clinical Engineering’s Thomas O’Dea Advocacy Award, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ Robert Stewart Engineering–Humanities Award, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s AAMI–Becton Dickinson Award for Professional Achievement, and the IEEE–USA Professional Achievement Award. He has also received the inaugural Innovator Award and the Cecil Medal from the presidents of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He has been named a distinguished young scientist by the World Economic Forum. He has co-edited six books, and is author of Applied Minds: How Engineers Think (W.W. Norton) that has been translated into many languages.