John G. Webster

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American electrical engineer

Why Is John G. Webster Influential?

John G. Webster is a professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a pioneering biomedical and electrical engineer. He earned a B.Sc in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and an M.Sc and Ph.D from the University of Rochester.

He has also been active in many professional organizations relevant to his field of scientific inquiry, serving on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Engineering, Physiological Measurement and Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing.

He has had a long career of teaching and research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, beginning in 1967 as an assistant professor, to his work today as Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering. He has served as chairman of the Fellows Committee, and a member of the Nominating Committee and Fellows Committee for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. In 2008, he was awarded the Polygon Engineering Council Outstanding Instructor Award by the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He is currently working with biomedical engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering to develop an implantable intracranial pressure monitor to allow for external monitoring of hydrocephalic patients, as well as a sleep apnea device that would be an alternative to traditional continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.

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According to Wikipedia, John G. Webster is an American electrical engineer and a founding pioneer in the field of biomedical engineering. In 2008, Professor Webster was awarded the University of Wisconsin, College of Engineering, Polygon Engineering Council Outstanding Instructor Award.

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