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In March 2012, the Executive Editorial Board of Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division announced that Ali Khademhosseini (MIT and Harvard) was the third winner of the Polymer International-IUPAC Award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science or Polymer Technology. Khademhosseini’s research has opened up new ways of using biomaterials to make tissues with controlled vascularization as well as tissue architecture.
Khademhosseini, formerly a Ph.D. student at MIT with Robert Langer, has emerged as one of the leaders in the field of micro- and nanoscale manufacturing technologies and biomaterials with substantial contributions at the interface of engineering, materials science, and biomedicine. In addition, he has been internationally recognized and was chosen as a Jr. PI at the Japan’s World Premier International-Advanced Institute for Materials Research at Tohoku University where he directs a satellite laboratory. Over the past few years, he has made a number of seminal contributions in applying engineered biomaterials and microfluidic approaches to micro- and nanotechnology for biomedical and biological applications.
The winner was selected by members of the scientific committee representing Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division:
- Kurt Geckeler (editor in chief of Polymer International)
- Greg Russell (IUPAC, Australasia)
- Jiasong He (Polymer International/IUPAC, Far East)
- Dick Dijkstra (Polymer International/IUPAC, Western Europe)
- Michael Buback (President of IUPAC Polymer Division, Western Europe)
- Pavel Kratochvil (Polymer International/IUPAC, Eastern Europe)
- Chris Ober (IUPAC, The Americas)
As the winner of the Polymer International-IUPAC Award, Khademhosseini receives USD 5000 and will deliver a keynote lecture at MACRO 2012. For more information, visit the Polymer International homepage.
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