We are excited to report the fellows session was a great success! The room was standing-room only and an audience of approximately 200 enjoyed the presentations by Fellows on Important Biomaterials Science Controversies.

The College is looking to build on the success of this event at future Society meetings and the speakers are hoping to publish an article based on the discussion sparked at the event. Thank you to the speakers and attendees for making this such an engaging event!

Session Chair and Moderator: Joachim Kohn, PhD, FBSE – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA)


Buddy Ratner, PhD, FBSE – University of Washington (USA)

Patients are dying today while biomaterials experts play nano-games with low probability of future impact

Maria Vallet-Regí, PhD, FBSE- Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Current issues regarding the use of nanocarriers for drug delivery

Elizabeth Tanner OBE, FRSE, FREng, FBSE, MA, DPhil, PhD(Hon Caus) – University of Glasgow (UK)

Biomechanical properties of biomaterials are essential for clinical success

Dietmar Hutmacher, PhD, FBSE –Queensland University of Technology (Australia)

Bioprintonomics – Can we in fact print tissue and organs or did we neglect genuinely that biology matters?