Nicholas A. Peppas, is the Fletcher Pratt Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a world leader in biomaterials, controlled drug delivery, biomaterials and bionanotechnology. He received a Dipl. Eng. from NTU Athens (1971) and a Sc. D. from MIT (1973). Peppas is an active researcher in the fields of bionanotechnology, remote sensing, molecular recognition processes, controlled drug delivery, biomedical engineering, biomaterials, molecular modeling of protein structures in contact with biomaterials and tissues, and modeling of biomedical devices.