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Dr. Joachim Kohn Transition

Dr. Joachim Kohn is transitioning to the President of the IUSBSE. Professor Kohn has been the founding Chair of the College of Fellows from 2004 to 2020. He has recently been elected as President of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering. Professor Kohn will continue to serve as a non-voting advisor [...]

Passing of Professor Jan Chlopek

It is with great sadness that we have been notified of the death of our colleague and friend Professor Jan Chlopek who passed away on Saturday, November 14th after a month-long struggle with COVID-19.  Please visit his memorial page:  http://www.biomat.krakow.pl/en/about/news/prof.-jan-chlopek-in-memoriam

Dr. Thomas Webster is Contributing to the Fight Against Covid-19

Dr. Webster and his lab out of Northeastern University in Boston, MA have been working closely with the CDC to develop nanoparticles that can detect and treat the coronavirus outbreak. Read more here: "How Nanoparticles Could Help Us Get Closer To A Treatment for Covid-19"

Joachim Kohn elected President of the IUSBSE; Mário Barbosa, Secretary

At the last annual meeting of the International Union of Societies, Biomaterial Science and Engineering (IUSBSE), Joachim Kohn was elected as the next IUSBSE President and Mário Barbosa was elected as the next Secretary. Joachim and Mario will start their terms on the last day of the World Biomaterials Congress (WBC) 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. In [...]

Dr. Günther Heimke, former ESB President has passed away

We offer our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Dr. Günther Heimke, during this difficult time. He was elected as the 3rd president of the ESB from 1981-1983 and nominated as an ICF fellow in 1996. His full obituary can be found on the European Society for Biomaterials page: http://www.esbiomaterials.eu/uploads/web/documents/ESB%20Newsletter%20September%2025_2019.pdf

Professor Anthony Weiss awarded the 2019 Clunies Ross Award

Congratulations to Professor Anthony Weiss on receiving the Clunies Ross Knowledge Commercialization Award. This award is administered each year by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering to leaders who have significantly contributed to the discovery, development and adoption of a technology. Professor Weiss' has worked with tropoelastin and elastin,  the unique biological ingredients that [...]

Congratulations to Chair Joachim Kohn on receiving the 2019 Founders Award

                Congratulations to Joachim Kohn, PhD, FBSE, on receiving The 2019 Founders Award from the USA Society for Biomaterials. The award is based on long-term, landmark contributions to the discipline of biomaterials. The awardee will be selected from formal nominations submitted accompanied by the curriculum vitae of the [...]

Fellows Debate at SFB 2019

Pictured left to right: Joachim Kohn, Hasan Uludag, Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, and Ali Khademhosseini   The Fellows Session hosted this year at SFB 2019 was an outstanding success! The approximately 150+ attendees enjoyed listening to and engaging the speakers who debated on the topic "In-Situ Approaches for Tissue Creation are Better than ex-vivo Approaches." Thank [...]

Fellows Debate at ESB 2018

Pictured left to right: Joachim Kohn, Abhay Pandit, Andrés García, and Serena Best A Fellows Session was hosted at ESB 2018 and we are happy to report it was a great success! The approximately 100 attendees enjoyed listening to and engaging the speakers who presented on "The One Billion Euro Gamble: Are these the next [...]

Fellows at SFB 2018

Many Fellows are speaking and/or are being recognized at this year’s SFB Annual Meeting. We highly recommend that you visit some of the talks, posters, panels, and events featuring these outstanding scientists and engineers listed below!   Wednesday, April 11 Panel: Contemporary Biomaterials' Ethics: Fundamentals, Recent Issues, and Controversial Case Studies (1:00 – 3:00 pm) [...]