Nicholas A. Peppas is the Cockrell Family Regents Chaired Professor in the Cockrell College of Engineering (Chemical, Biomedical Engineering), Dell Medical School (Pediatrics, Surgery and Postoperative Care) and the College of Pharmacy at UT Austin.
He has worked in biomaterials, drug/protein delivery, tissue engineering and bionanotechnology blending modern molecular and cellular biology with engineering and materials.
About 50 US patents issued or pending. Most technology has been assigned to major pharmaceuticcal and medical companies
He is a member of
o the National Academy of Medicine,
o the National Academy of Engineering (NAE Founders Award 2012),
o the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
o the National Academy of Inventors,
o the National Academy in France,
o The Royal Academy of Spain,
o The Academy of Athens (Greece),
o The Academy of Engineering, Medicine and Sciences of Texas
Past President of IUSBSE, SFB and CRS. AIChE Councilor in 199-2002. Chair of Materials AIChE Division in 1989-1990. Active in Areas 8b, 15d/e.
AIChE Awards: Founders, William Walker, Jay Bailey, Food, Pharmaceuticals and Bioengineering Division, Materials Division.
Peppas holds a Dipl. Eng. from the NTU of Athens (1971), a Sc.D. from MIT (1973), honorary doctorates from the Universities of Ghent, Parma, Athens, Patras and Ljubljana (Slovenia) and honorary professorships at Sichuan Univ and Peking Union Medical College, China.