Authored by: Marthinus Van Wyk
Published on: Apr 04, 2017
Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
The most prestigious Award of the Bioelectromagnetics Society is the d’Arsonval Award. The purpose of the d'Arsonval Award is to recognize outstanding achievement in research in bioelectromagnetics. The sole requirement is extraordinary accomplishment within the discipline of bioelectromagnetics, which can consist of exceptional scientific accomplishments or practical application of electromagnetic fields for human benefit.
This year again, the Bioelectromagnetics Society had the challenging task to choose between outstanding nominations competing for the 2017 d’Arsonval Award. These nominations were first carefully reviewed by the 10 members of the BEMS Awards Committee (composed of 5 board members and the last 5 d’Arsonval Award winners) before a recommendation was submitted to the Board of Director for the final vote.
In conclusion of this process, we are now very pleased and honoured to announce that Prof. Karl H. Schoenbach is the 2017 d’Arsonval Award winner, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Bioelectromagnetics Research.
Prof. Schoenbach has made numerous significant contributions in bioelectromagnetics, especially in the field of pulsed electric fields.