Director, Biomedical Engineering/Research to Aid Persons with Disabilties
Phone: (703) 292-8320
Fax: (703) 292-9098
1993 Gil Devey assumed his present appointment as a Program Director for
Biomedical Engineering and Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities. His
association with NSF began in 1965 when he served as the Program Director
for Engineering Systems in the Division of Engineering. On a leave of absence
from NSF during 1967-1969 he served as Executive Secretary of the National
Academy of Engineering Committee on the Interplay of Engineering with Biology
and Medicine, a study project conducted at the request of the National Institutes
of Health. Following his return to NSF he directed the Instrumentation Technology
Program of the experimental activity Research Applied to National Needs (RANN).
In 1975 he joined the Division of International Programs where he became
head of the Middle East Section, receiving an appointment in the Senior Executive
Service from President Jimmy Carter. He served in that position until his
departure as a full-time NSF staff member in 1981. Since then Gil has provided
consulting services to the American College of Radiology, the medical device
industry, academic medical centers, and federal agencies including NSF and
the Department of the Treasury. Gil was named editor of SCAR News, the newsletter
of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology, in 1994.
full-time tenure with NSF, Gil initiated the development of several biomedical
engineering research programs, and in 1976 he was elevated
to Fellow Grade of the IEEE for his technical contributions to the development
of the field. In 1975 Gil received the AAMI Foundation award for "distinguished
contributions to the advancement of medical instrumentation", in
1994 was elected an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound
in Medicine. He is a registered engineer in the state of Wisconsin.
Gil served as a member of the Steering Committee that developed plans
for the establishment of the American Institute for Medical and Biological
Engineering and was named a Founding Fellow of AIMBE in 1992.
a BS in EE from MIT in 1946 following his service in the
US Navy from 1941-1944 as radar officer aboard the aircraft carrier
and as a graduate student in Electronics Engineering at the US Naval
Academy Postgraduate School during 1944-1945.
Gil's professional engineering
career began in 1946 as an antenna systems specialist with the Navy's Bureau
of Ships. During 1948-1952 he worked
at the U.S. Naval Underwater Sound Laboratory and the Office of Naval
Research before joining the Sprague Electric Company (North Adams,
Massachusetts) where he was active in the development and marketing
of specialized computer
components from 1952 until 1965.