NESAC/BIO graduate student Yung-Chen Wang has been selected to receive 6 months funding from the NSF and JSPS to work in the laboratory of Professor Takeshi Kawai at the Tokyo University of Science. Yung-Chen will be researching new methods for nanoparticle synthesis and processing during his stay in Japan.
NESAC/BIO Founding Director Buddy Ratner was interviewed during the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal. He discussed the growth, history and new directions in the biomaterials research. The interview is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh02PSkkj3E.
Professor Emeritus Allan Hoffman, a NESAC/BIO Investigator from 1983-2009, has received a special Controlled Release Society (CRS) award from the CSR Foundation. The Allan Hoffman CRS Foundation Award will provide travel funds for students to attend the annual CRS meetings. Allan will receive the 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award for his excellent in biomaterials research and development.
NESAC/BIO graduate student Yung-Chen Wang won a Microscopy & Microanalysis Student Award for his research on charaterization of Protein G functionalized gold nanoparticles.
NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner has received a Most Cited Article award from the Annals of Bioengineering for his article entitled “Porous Implants Modulate Healing and Induce Shifts in Local Macrophage Polarization in the Foreign Body Reaction.”
NESAC/BIO graduate student Patrik Johansson was awarded a Tomas A. Hirschfeld award from the SciX 2015 Conference for his research on “Detailed Analysis of Protein Fibers by Vibrational Sum-Frequency Scattering and Second-Harmonic Generation Imaging”.
The NESAC/BIO annual workshop on Surface Characterization of Biomaterials will be held from August 6-8, 2015 on the University of Washington campus. For more information about the workshop and to register please visit our annual workshop webpages.
NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner has been selected to give the Langmuir Lecture at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the American Chemical Society.
NESAC/BIO graduate student Blake Bluestein won the Graduate Student Poster Competition at the 2014 Pacific Northwest American Vacuum Society Chapter meeting for his research on using imaging ToF-SIMS to identify metabolic variation in human breast tumor tissues.
NESAC/BIO Director David Castner has been awarded a High End Instrumentation Grant from the National Institutes of Health to purchase a new imaging ToF-SIMS instrument, the J105 from Ionoptika. This new instrument will add significant new ToF-SIMS capabilities to NESAC/BIO, especially for 3-D imaging and molecular depth profiling of biological materials.
NESAC/BIO Investigator Buddy Ratner has been named as the 2014 UW School of Medicine Lifetime Inventor & Innovator for his pioneering work in biomaterials that has revolutionized knowledge in the field, defined new directions and made significant clinical impact.
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NESAC/BIO Associate Director Lara Gamble has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Peter M.A. Sherwood Mid-Career Award from the AVS Applied Surface Science Division for her research on the development of surface analytical methods for characterizing biomedical surfaces and interfaces.