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A Tribute to Dr. Charles Baquey

Kind words from Peter Revell, Professor Emeritus, University College, London on his colleague and friend Dr. Charles Baquey: "The passing of Charles Baquey is a cause of great sadness. He was a leading figure in the development of biomaterials science and a much valued member of the Council of the ESB over many years as [...]

Passing of Professor Charles Baquey

More sad news for the biomaterials community https://www.esbiomaterials.eu/uploads/web/documents/newsletter/ESB%20Newsletter%2020%20December%202020_Obituary%20Baquey.pdf

In Memory of Bengt Kasemo

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Bengt Kasemo on November 26th.  Bengt was an outstanding member of the biomaterials community. In 2000, he was elected to the International College of Fellows in Biomaterials Science and Engineering. For more information on Bengt's remarkable life please see his obituary at:  https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/In-memory-of-Bengt-Kasemo.aspx

Prof. Rui L. Reis elected as new chair of the ICF- BSE

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 [...]