Jul 06 2023 Posted: 09:00 IST

Biomaterials Advances has just announced the Biomaterials Advances Innovation Award 2023 winners.

The 'Biomaterials Advances Innovation Award' recognises innovative research in the field of biomaterials with the potential to impact beyond academia. The journal states that they seek individuals whose outstanding research has contributed or is likely to contribute to solving an unmet clinical need, be adopted by industry, or demonstrate a concept that will change policy.

The 2023 award will be shared by two winners: Professor Abhay Pandit of the University of Galway and Professor Guoping Chen of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS).

Professor Abhay Pandit is the Established Professor of Biomaterials at the National University of Ireland and the Director of the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices (CÚRAM). In his career span of thirty-two years, he has significantly contributed to biomaterials and medical device translation. After spending seven successful years in the industry, Professor Pandit transitioned to academia, where he has dedicated the past 25 years of his work. He draws inspiration from understanding biological processes that have been modulated in pathology. This knowledge informs the development of advanced biomaterial substrates for materials design, targeting degenerative or chronic conditions in cardiovascular, neural, and intervertebral disc domains.

Professor Pandit's outstanding track record includes securing over €175 million in research contracts, filing 28 patents (with 14 pending), and successfully licensing technologies to medical device companies, enhancing the practical impact of his research. Another notable achievement of Professor Pandit's career is the establishment of CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Medical Devices at the University of Galway in Ireland. Serving as a thriving hub for more than 1000 researchers, CÚRAM unites experts from diverse disciplines, fostering innovation and research translation.

Professor Pandit's research contributions are well-documented through an extensive publication record. He has authored over 345 manuscripts and has presented over 715 papers at national and international conferences. He is the Associate Editor for Journal Biomaterials and serves on the Editorial Board of fifteen other journals. Additionally, he is the chair of the EU Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society.

Professor Pandit has been honoured with esteemed awards, such as the 2022 George Winter Award from the European Society for Biomaterials and the Chandra P Sharma Award from the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs. He is also a Fellow of AIMBE, TERMIS, IAE, and IUSBSE.

More information here - https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/biomaterials-advances/about/call-for-papers



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