Dr. Shankar Krishnan has over thirty years of broad spectrum international professional experience in biomedical engineering education, research and development, medical product design, clinical engineering, and project management. He served in management positions in academia, medical devices industry, and hospitals. He has held faculty appointments in Illinois, Miami, Singapore, and Boston. He is the founding Chair of BME Department and a Professor at the ABET accredited Biomedical Engineering program at WIT in Boston. At NTU in Singapore, he was founding Director of the BME Research Center and founding Head of the Bioengineering Division and a member of the National Medical Research Council. He worked in R&D at Coulter, hospital design and operations management at Bechtel for Healthcare megaprojects, and as Assistant Director at Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Dr Krishnan has numerous publications and has given invited talks and keynote addresses at several international conferences. During the past 20 years, he has significantly contributed to development of biomedical engineering activities at the international level and is presently the Vice President of IFMBE. He keeps active memberships in IEEE EMBS, AAMI, BMES, MDG, ASME and ASEE. He was selected to Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi honor societies, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He was a member of a team which received the CIMIT Kennedy Innovation Award.