Penn Bioengineering Student Kaitlin Mrksich Wins Outstanding Research Award from the Society for Biomaterials

Kaitlin Mrksich, an undergraduate student in Penn Bioengineering, was honored with the Student Award for Outstanding Research (Undergraduate) by the Society for Biomaterials (SFB). This prestigious award recognizes undergraduate students who have shown outstanding achievement in biomaterials research. Mrksich is a third-year student from Hinsdale, Illinois. She is interested in developing drug delivery systems that …

BE Seminar: “Tissue-Inspired Synthetic Biomaterials” (Shelly Peyton)

Speaker: Shelly R. Peyton, Ph.D. Professor, Armstrong Professional Development Professor Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Adjunct College of Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EST Zoom – check email for link This seminar will be held virtually, but students registered for BE 699 can gather to watch in Moore …

BE Seminar: “Engineering Synthetic Biomaterials for Islet Transplantation” (María M. Coronel)

Speaker: María M. Coronel, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EST Zoom – check email for link or contact ksas@seas.upenn.edu Title: “Engineering Synthetic Biomaterials for Islet Transplantation” Abstract: Two major challenges to the translation of cellular-based tissue-engineered therapies are …

Michael Mitchell Receives Chinese Association for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award

Michael Mitchell, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Chinese Association for Biomaterials. Mitchell received the Young Investigator Award at the Biomaterials Science Excellence and Technology Translation Workshop in collaboration with the Society for Biomaterials at the 2019 Annual …

Penn Bioengineering Faculty Member Paul Ducheyne Receives the European Society for Biomaterials’ International Award

by Sophie Burkholder We would like to congratulate Paul Ducheyne, Ph.D., a Professor in the Bioengineering Department and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Research at Penn, on being selected for the International Award by the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB). The International Award is one of the ESB’s highest honors, recognizing scientists who have spent …

Michael Mitchell Elected Society for Biomaterials Drug Delivery Chair

by Sophie Burkholder   Michael Mitchell, Ph.D., Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, was elected Chair of the Drug Delivery Special Interest Group for the Society for Biomaterials at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. According to the Society for Biomaterials website: The Drug Delivery …

Ducheyne Edits New Biomaterials Text

A Penn Bioengineering professor, Paul Ducheyne, Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief of the new second edition of Comprehensive Biomaterials II, released by Elsevier on June 1. The seven-volume collection, which Dr. Ducheyne edited along with faculty members from the University of California, Berkeley, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), University of Utah, and Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center (Germany), …

BE Alumni Among Biomaterials Society Leaders

Penn has one of the most distinctive graduate programs in the country, and is proud to graduate the first Ph.D. in Bioengineering in the United States. With such a history, our alumni have succeeded as professors, entrepreneurs, policy leaders, and industry pioneers. One recent example of this Penn tradition  is leadership in national organizations. At …

Riccardo Gottardi Receives BMES Rising Star Award

Riccardo Gottardi, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and in Bioengineering and leader of the Bioengineering and Biomaterials Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), received the Rising Star Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society-Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (BMES-CMBE). The Rising Star Award recognizes a BMES-CMBE member who is at the early independent career stage and …

Paul Ducheyne Honored with 2023 ISCM Hironobu Oonishi Memorial Award

Paul Ducheyne, Professor Emeritus in Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery Research, has won the 2023 Hironobu Oonishi Memorial Award from the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM). This award, the ISCM’s top honor, will only be awarded ten times in total, with previous honorees hailing from Japan and France and focusing on clinical research and …