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Atam Prakash Dhawan, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Dhawan has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of engineering and higher education

    RANDOLPH, NJ, June 28, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Atam Prakash Dhawan, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Dhawan celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Dhawan is the senior vice-provost for research, executive director of undergraduate research and innovation, and distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Teaching on campus since 2000, he formerly served as dean at the Albert Dorman Honors College and as an associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo, where he was also a professor of bio-engineering. Dr. Dhawan was employed at such institutions as the University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the University of Cincinnati and the University of Houston beginning in 1985.

One of Dr. Dhawan's greatest achievements has been the result of one of his patents, which he worked on while pursuing his doctorate degree. His novel technique called low angle trans-illumination to detect skin cancer, specifically malignant melanoma, in its early stages was first spun-off to the formation of a company. The company enabled a portable device Veinlite for the treatment of spider vein disease by using a specific wave length of light to locate the root vein to inject medicine. Approximately 18,000 of his devices have been sold to date and it has also since been used in surgery and nuclear medicine imaging to locate a vein when inserting an IV. His technology has also led to the development of Dermlite device that is now being used by dermatologists in examining skin-lesions for diagnosis of skin cancer. The technology development and commercialization led Dr. Dhawan to be inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2015.

Dr. Dhawan has received multiple other awards and recognitions for his work as well. Among them, he received a Doerman Teaching Excellence Award in 2000 and Early Career Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1995. Named a fellow of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and the IEEE, he has also been a member of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering and Eta Kappa Nu, and he has served in numerous roles for various other organizations, including directorship roles for the New Jersey Center for Wireless Networking and Internet Security, New Jersey Center for Multimedia Research and the NSF-NJ Institute of Technology University Cooperative Research Center Next Generation Video.

Dr. Dhawan has served many international conferences and workshops including the IEEE 28th International Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society held in New York, and five IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies held in Bangalore, India; Seattle, USA; Bethesda, USA, and Cancun, Mexico. He has chaired many NIH study sections including the chartered study section on Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics.

While working in academia, Dr. Dhawan continues to contribute time to serving as the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine. He has served as the Senior Editor of IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering and Editor-In-Charge of IEEE TBME Letters, editor of the International Journal of Computing Information and Technology, and editor for the International Journal of Pattern Recognition. Authoring many scholarly articles to similar professional journals throughout his tenure, Dr. Dhawan authored the textbook Medical Image Analysis in 2003, followed by a second edition in 2011, and was the author and co-editor of Principles and Advances in Medical Imaging and Image Analysis in 2008.

Dr. Dhawan holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and a Doctor of Philosophy in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba. Happily married to his wife Nilam Dhawan with two children, he is expecting his first grandchild in September 2018. Dr. Dhawan enjoys swimming, reading and listening to music in his down time.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Atam Prakash Dhawan, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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