2024-2028 Steering Committee Candidate:

Elzbieta Pamula


Affiliation: AGH University of Krakow, Poland Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics Department of Biomaterials  and Composites

Prof. Elzbieta Pamula has a dual degree in Materials Science and Chemical Technology.
She received her PhD in Materials Science from the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics at AGH University of Krakow, Poland. In 1998 and 2001, she was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLouvain in Belgium. In 2009, she received a habilitation and became a full professor in 2014. As a visiting professor, she stayed at a number of universities, e.g. The Sydney University, TU Dresden, University of Oslo, University of Ghent, University of Nijmegen, CY Paris University, NTNU in Trondheim.

With her team, Prof. Pamula works on resorbable polymer and composite biomaterials, scaffolds and matrices for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and drug delivery systems. She owns 10 patents and has published over 400 scientific reports, including >150 peer-reviewed articles and 14 book chapters. She has given over 150 presentations at international conferences, including over 40 invited lectures. Prof. Pamula has promoted 10 PhDs, 6 more doctorates are in progress. She was a supervisor of >70 master and >40 engineering theses. Since 2007, Prof. Pamula has been a Head of Postgraduate Studies Biomaterials – Materials for Medicine.

Currently, Prof. Pamula serves as a Vice-Dean for Science at the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, a member of the AGH Senate, and a Deputy Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Discipline Council at AGH. She is also a member of the Committee of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering and a member of a number of panels evaluating research projects, e.g., ERC, EuroNanoMed, Era4Health, NCN. Moreover she  acts as an expert of numerous notified bodies on medical devices.

Prof. Pamula has held the position of President of the Polish Society for Biomaterials (PSB) since 2016 and has been a member of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) since 2005. She served as an auditor for the ESB from 2018 to 2023 and was elected as a Council Member in 2023, where she currently serves as the Education Officer. She was a Vice-Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 27th ESB Conference in Krakow in 2015 and the 4th International Conference on Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials  organized in 2018. Furthermore, Prof. Pamula serves as the Chair of the Annual Conference of the PSB Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, which has been organized annually in Rytro, Poland since 1990. In recognition of her contributions to the field, she was awarded the honorary status of FBSE by the IUSBSE in 2020.

Vision & Purpose:

Deep commitment to advancing the field through collaboration, innovation, and strategic leadership is what drives my application to the Steering Committee of the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering. With a passion for interdisciplinary research and a dedication to fostering global connections, I am eager to contribute my expertise to support the College’s mission of promoting excellence and shaping the future of biomaterials science and engineering worldwide.

I strongly support the biomaterial science and engineering community and recognize the importance of in-person meetings and collaborative activities in fostering scientific partnerships globally. Through organizing various meetings, managing different projects, collaborating with esteemed scientists, and visiting leading research groups, I have witnessed the value of diversity and collective action. As a member of the ICF-BSE Steering Committee, I aim to leverage my experience, dedication, and passion to further strengthen and unite the biomaterials science and engineering community.

In our daily work on biomaterials, exciting discoveries and innovations go hand-in-hand with challenges. We aim high and dedicate our lives not in pursue of careers but rather in search of better medical solutions, to advance healthcare, technology, and sustainability. I am committed to spreading awareness of the significance of the field. Biomaterials scientists’ voices should be amplified and their contributions championed. Together we can strive to create a more supportive and inclusive environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and ultimately, further progress in biomaterials science and engineering.

I agree to be nominated and I am willing to serve as a member of the Steering Committee 2024-2028.