John G. Webster received the B.E.E. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA in 1953, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA in 1965 and 1967, respectively.
He is Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. In the field of medical instrumentation, he does research on an implantable intracranial pressure sensor and a comfortable sleep apnea device that has no added pressure.
He is the editor of the text: Medical instrumentation: application and design, Fourth Edition New York, John Wiley & Sons, 2009, and has developed 22 other books including the Encyclopedia of medical devices and instrumentation, Second Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2006, and 200 research papers.
Dr. Webster is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Instrument Society of America, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and Institute of Physics. He has been a member of the IEEE-EMBS Administrative Committee and the NIH Surgery and Bioengineering Study Section. He is the recipient of the 2001 IEEE-EMBS Career Achievement Award.