Andreas F. von Recum

Affiliated Society: Society for Biomaterials
Country of Residence: United States



My formal education was in veterinary medicine (Free Univesiity of Berlin) and experimental surgery (Colorado State University), but I worked in academic biomedical engineering for 45 years. My career evolved jointly with the beginnings of modern biomedical engineering.  I retired in 2006 after having established and directed two academic bioengineering departments, the first one at Clemson University in 1982 and the second one at The Ohio State University in 2006 although both had existed as research programs before.

Areas of research interest:

My specialty was biocompatibility of implant materials in situ with human tissues, specifically the development and in-vivo testing of implants designed for humans. I published predominantly on tissue healing around percutaneous catheters, and on the effects of some physical surface properties of implant materials on tissue/cellular adherence.

Research keywords:

Biomaterials and Medical Products Commercialization