| Anna Belu
710 Medtronic Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55432
email: anna_belu @ avs.org
is a Senior Principal Scientist, Technical Fellow and Bakken Fellow at Medtronic plc in Corporate Science and Technology, where she leads the Microscopy and Surface Analysis team. Anna’s scientific and research interests include biomaterials, biointerfaces, surface modification, surface analysis, failure analysis, microscopy, imaging, molecular characterization of materials, and medical devices. Anna has over 40 publications and has given many invited talks and tutorials in the fields of surface analysis and biomaterials. Anna received her B.S. in chemistry from Denison University in Ohio, her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of North Carolina, and has completed postdoctoral work at the University of Washington in the Department of Bioengineering. She was a Staff Scientist at Physical Electronics for four years and has been with Medtronic for the past 15 years. Anna has held leadership positions with several technical organizations. At Medtronic, Anna was the President of the Medtronic Forum, Medtronic’s 5000+ member technical society. She served as Secretary of the Board with the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation and as Secretary/Treasurer for the Surface Modification and Characterization Special Interest Group in the Society for Biomaterials. She also served on the Advisory Board for the National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomaterials (NESAC-BIO) at the University of Washington and for the Characterization Facility at the University of Minnesota. Anna is a member of International Committee for the International SIMS Conference. With AVS, Anna is currently Editor of the journal Biointerphases
and is honored to be recently named AVS Fellow. She served on the AVS Board of Directors, and on the Executive Committees of the Applied Surface Science Division, including as Chair, and of the Biomaterial Interfaces Division. Anna is also an Associate Editor for the journal Surface Science Spectra
. In Minnesota, Anna was a part of the Executive Committee of the AVS Minnesota Chapter, including serving as Chair. Anna is big fan of the annual AVS 5K Run and is a loyal participant whenever possible.