Tuesday, October 31 - CDT
This award is sponsored by the Society for Biological Engineers.
In memory of Professor Jay Bailey for his many pioneering contributions to biotechnology, the award is presented to an individual who has had an important impact on bioengineering and whose achievements have advanced this profession in any of its aspects. The recipient should have a distinguished record of service to the profession. They should also be involved in the direct engagement of biology with engineering.
The SBE's 2017 James E. Bailey Award Lecture will be presented by Dr. Antonios G. Mikos.
Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering
Antonios G. Mikos, Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University
Advances in biology, materials science, chemical engineering, and other fields have allowed for the development of tissue engineering, an interdisciplinary convergence science. For the past two and a half decades, our laboratory has focused on the development and characterization of biomaterials-based strategies for the regeneration of human tissues with the goal of improving healthcare outcomes. In a collaborative effort with physicians, surgeons, and other scientists, we have produced new material compositions and three-dimensional scaffolds, and investigated combinations of biomaterials with cell populations and bioactive agents for their ability to induce tissue formation and regeneration. We have examined the effects of material characteristics, such as mechanical properties, topographical features, and functional groups, on cell behavior and tissue guidance, and leveraged biomaterials as drug delivery vehicles to release growth factors and other signals with spatial and temporal specificity. This presentation will review recent examples of biomaterials-based approaches for regenerative medicine applications and highlight future areas of growth, such as the use of tissue engineering for validation of cancer therapeutic discovery and synthetic biology.
Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication
The Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication winner will also be recognized during the James E. Bailey Award session.
The Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature in biomedical engineering, biological engineering, biotechnology, biochemical engineering and related fields. The award, which is presented annually at the AIChE Annual Meeting, celebrates excellence and foundational contributions to biotechnology and biological engineering through a body of work: a seminal paper, a review, a research report, or other material of significant interest and importance.
This year’s Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication winner is Huimin Zhao, Steven L. Miller Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.