NESAC/BIO graduate student Joe Baio won the best student poster award at the Surface Analysis 2009 conference for his presentation on characterizing the orientation of immobilized Protein G.
NESAC/BIO Investigator and Founding Director Buddy Ratner is the recipient of the 2009 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award. This award recognizes excellence in the research and the practice of biomaterials.
NESAC/BIO post-doctoral fellow Nicolas Vandencasteele was awarded a fellowship grant from the Belgium American Education Foundation and a travel grant from the Fulbright Commission. He will be joining NESAC/BIO in September, 2009. His research at NESAC/BIO will be on characterization of DNA surfaces for microarray applications.
NESAC/BIO graduate student Sirne Techance has been awarded an NSF IGERT Fellowship from the UW Center for Nanotechnology for her research on gold nanoparticles.
The NESAC/BIO annual workshop on Surface Characterization of Biomaterials was held from August 20-22, 2008 on the University of Washington campus. To see the schedule and more information about the workshop please visit our annual workshop webpages. The next workshop will be held in August, 2009.
NESAC/BIO Investigator Allan Hoffman received the 2007 Founders Award from the Controlled Release Society for both being a leading authority on biomaterials and carriers for drug delivery as well as the most prominent ambassador of the field in the world.
NESAC/BIO Collaborator David Grainger of the University of Utah received the 2007 Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society For Biomaterials for his pioneering research on surface modification and investigations of biological reactions at surfaces.
NESAC/BIO graduate student Julia Apte was awarded 2nd place in the Biomaterial Interfaces Division student poster competitive at the 2006 AVS conference for her research on characterization the adsorption of LK peptides on self-assembled monolayer surfaces.
NESAC/BIO Graduate Student Chi-Ying Lee received a 2006 Graduate Research Award from the American Vacuum Society for her research using XPS, NEXAFS and SPR to characterize the structure and hybridization properties of DNA monolayers.