Cato T. Laurencin

Affiliated Society: Society for Biomaterials
Country of Residence: USA
Current Position: University Professor


Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D. is a University Professor at UCONN. He is the 8th to be designated in UCONN’s over 130 year history. Dr. Laurencin is the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He directs the Institute for Regenerative Engineering and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center at UCONN. Dr. Laurencin earned his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and his M.D., Magna Cum Laude, from the Harvard Medical School. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemical engineering/Biotechnology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was named a Hugh Hampton Young Fellow. Dr. Laurencin is an expert in biomaterials, nanotechnology, stem cell science and Regenerative Engineering. He is a member of the editorial boards of 20 journals, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine. Dr. Laurencin is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, Internationally, he is an elected Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, and Associate Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, a Fellow (foreign) of the Indian National Academy of Sciences , a Fellow (foreign) of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and an Academician and Fellow (foreign) of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Dr. Laurencin received the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award from President Bill Clinton, and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring from President Barack Obama. He is a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor for technological achievement in the United States.

Areas of research interest:
Regenerative Engineering, Biomaterals Science and Engineering