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Third Polymer International-IUPAC Prize Awarded to Professor Ali Khademhosseini

MIT Professor Ali Khademhosseini is the third winner of the Pl-IUPAC Award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science or Polymer Technology.

The Executive Editorial Board of Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division are pleased to announce the third winner of the Polymer International-IUPAC Award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science or Polymer Technology.

Professor Ali Khademhosseini, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Harvard University, (USA), whose research has opened up new ways of using biomaterials to make tissues with controlled vascularization as well as tissue architecture, was formerly a PhD student at MIT with Professor Robert Langer.

Professor Khademhosseini 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 (WPI-AIMR) at Tohoku University where he directs a satellite laboratory. Over the past few years, Ali 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:

  • Professor Kurt Geckeler (Editor-in-Chief of Polymer International)
  • Professor Greg Russell (IUPAC, Australasia)
  • Professor Jiasong He (Polymer International/IUPAC, Far East)
  • Dr. Dick Dijkstra (Polymer International/IUPAC, Western Europe)
  • Professor Michael Buback (President of IUPAC Polymer Division, Western Europe)
  • Professor Pavel Kratochvil (Polymer International/IUPAC, Eastern Europe)
  • Professor Chris Ober (IUPAC, The Americas)

We extend our congratulations to Professor Ali Khademhosseini, who wins $5,000 and will present an award winning keynote lecture at MACRO 2012.

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