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) Andres J. Garcia and Frederick J. Schoen

Dental/Craniofacial Biomaterials SIG (1:45 – 2:00 pm) Paulette Spencer – Novel Hybrid Adhesive Designed with Buffering Capabilities and Autonomous Strengthening

Biomaterials and Scaffolds for Interfacial Tissue Engineering (4:30 – 4:35 pm) Liping Tang –  Treatment of Osteoarthritis Using Macrophage-Targeting Hyaluronic Acid Microscaffolds


Thursday, April 12

Clemson Award (9:20 – 10:00 am) J. Paul Santerre

Biomaterial-Tissue Interaction SIG (10:30 – 10:45 am)   Antonio Merolli – High Resolution Single-cell Correlative Microscopy of Glial Cell Interactions with Artificial Axons

Racing for the Surface: Recent Development in Antimicrobial and Osteoinductive Biomaterials (10:30 – 11:00 am) Andres J. Garcia

Intelligent Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications (Joint Symposium with Korean Society for Biomaterials) (1:45 – 2:15 pm) Ki Dong Park – Hydrogen Peroxide-Controllable Hydrogels for Vascular Tissue Regeneration


Friday, April 13

Technology Innovation & Development Award (8:00 – 8:40 am) John Ricci and Harold Alexander

Founders Award (9:20 – 10:00 am) Thomas Horbett and Andreas von Recum

Advances in Bioactive Calcium Phosphate Ceramics and Bioglasses (10:30 – 10:45 am) Kunio Ishikawa – Physical and Histological Comparison of HAp, CO3Ap, and beta-TCP Artificial Bone Substitutes

3D Bioprinting for Medical Applications (10:30 – 11:00 am) Ali Khademhosseini

Thought Leader Session: Biomaterials as Coatings and Sealants (10:30 am – 12:30 pm) Phillip Messersmith

Panel : Challenges to and Opportunities for Implementing Regenerative Biomaterials in Patient Care (1:45 – 3:45 pm) Cato T. Laurencin


Saturday, April 14

Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal (8:00 – 10:00 am) Ali Khademhosseini

Ophthalmic Biomaterials SIG (11:15 – 11:30 am) Can Hu – Properties of IOLs after Gamma Radiation



Karen Burg  Testing Wicking Fiber Capability: Developing a Microscope System to Observe Cell Movement in a Wicking Fiber

Kazuhiko Ishihara Cell Responses on Polyelectrolyte-Grafted PEEK Substrates Prepared by a Self-initiated Photoinduced Polymerization

John Kao The Anti-Tumor Effects of M1 Macrophage-Loaded Poly(ethylene glycol) and Gelatin-Based Hydrogels on Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Sophie LerougeChitosan-Collagen Thermosensitive Hydrogels with Tunable Mechanical Properties for Cell Therapy

Rui L. Reis New Developments on the Use of Silk and Some Other Natural Polymers in Tissue Regeneration Strategies

Frederick J. SchoenBuilding Critical Skills in Biomaterials Applications and Medical Device Development: An Established Curriculum Linking Engineering, Commercialization and Clinical Adoption

Testuji YamaokaHow to Keep the Native Structure and Bioactivity of the Acellular Biological Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration