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2021 Biomaterials Science Lectureship awarded to Nasim Annabi

It is with great pleasure that we announce Nasim Annabi (UCLA) as the recipient of the 2021 Biomaterials Science lectureship.

This award, now in its eighth year, honours an early-career researcher who has made significant contribution to the biomaterials field. The recipient is selected by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Promotional slide for the Biomaterials Science Lectureship- announcing Nasim Annabi as the 2021 winner

Nasim Annabi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney (Australia). From 2011-2014, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Before joining UCLA in 2018, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. Dr. Annabi’s group has expertise in the design and engineering of advanced biomaterials for applications in regenerative medicine. In addition, her research team has devised innovative strategies for the development of advanced bioadhesives and surgical sealants with high clinical translation for surgical applications. Dr. Annabi has published over 135 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has been cited over 13,000 times and her H index is already at 58. Her innovations have resulted in 15 patents and generated significant commercial interest. Dr Annabi has been recognized with several national and international awards including the 2021 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Biomaterials (SFB), the 2020 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Young Investigator Award of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Australian Prestigious Endeavour Award, and the National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Award. Her team has received major grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the American Heart Association (AHA). She can be found on Twitter @nasimannabi.

 

Read Nasim’s latest article in Biomaterials Science Ciprofloxacin-loaded bioadhesive hydrogels for ocular applications” and all of her other publications in Biomaterials Science for FREE until 1 August. These and articles from our previous lectureship winners can be found in our lectureship winners collection.

 

How has your research evolved from your first article to the most recent article?

I did not know where I wanted to go with my career when I published my first paper, but it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to do something that would have a real-world impact. As a chemical engineering student, I was very passionate to apply my engineering knowledge to the medical field and this gave me the stamina towards my path in this field of study and I absolutely love it.

 

What excites you most about your area of research and what has been the most exciting moment of your career so far?

The most exciting aspect of biomaterials research for me is the ability to merge novel chemistries with nanomaterials and micro-technologies to design multi-functional biomaterials for tissue regeneration and disease treatment. The most exciting moment of my career was when through working with ophthalmologists, our team developed an innovative drug delivery system for treatment of ocular diseases which formed the basis of a start-up spinoff from our lab. We hope that this product will improve patient’s quality of life.

 

In your opinion, what are the most important questions to be asked/answered in your field of research?

One of the most important questions in my field of research is how to bridge the gap between fundamental research conducted in research laboratories in universities and real-world applications in industry. This gap can be closed through strong networking among scientists in multiple disciplines, industrial collaborators, and medical doctors to bring innovative solutions from research in our lab adopted to practical solutions in clinics and industry settings.

 

How do you feel about Biomaterials Science as a place to publish research on this topic?

Biomaterials Science is among the most valuable journals in the field of biomaterials by attracting novel and creative research in the field. The journal has successfully integrated the various expertise in biological and materials science towards clinical use to create new interdisciplinary domains in our field. Biomaterials Science also invests in researchers at their early career stages by providing training as well as involving them as guest editors and reviewers.

 

In which upcoming conference or events (online or in person) may our readers meet you?

If everything goes well with the pandemic, I might have the opportunity to attend the annual ESB conference (Sep 2021) in Portugal in person; otherwise, we can definitely meet and have great discussions online!

 

Can you share one piece of career-related advice or wisdom with early career scientists?

It is extremely important to collaborate and work with people you like and trust within the professional boundaries. This can lead to build strong networks with scientists in your field to create new research frontiers.

 

How do you spend your spare time?

I manage my time to exercise by doing swimming and go jogging to clear my mind and keep a healthy lifestyle. I also enjoy socializing and meeting friends.

 

We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the 2021 Biomaterials Science Lectureship. The Editorial Board had a very difficult task in choosing a winner from the many excellent and worthy candidates.

 

Please join us in congratulating Nasim on winning this award!

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Open for Nominations: 2021 Biomaterials Science Lectureship

 

Do you know an early-career researcher who deserves recognition for their contribution to the biomaterials field?

Now is your chance to put them forward for the accolade they deserve!

Biomaterials Science is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its 2021 Lectureship award. This annual award was established in 2014 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the biomaterials field.

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture at European Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Porto in September 2021, where they will also be presented with the award. The Biomaterials Science Editorial Office will provide £1000 financial support to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.

The recipient will also be asked to contribute a research article to the journal and will have their work showcased free of charge on the front cover of the issue in which their article is published. The article would be subject to the normal peer review standards of the journal.

 

Previous winners

2020 – Kanyi Pu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2019 – April Kloxin, University of Delaware, USA

2018 – Zhen Gu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & North Carolina State University, USA

2017 – Zhuang Liu, Soochow University, China

2016 – Fan Yang, Stanford University, USA

2015 – Joel Collier, Duke University, USA

2014 – Suzie Pun, University of Washington, USA

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the lectureship, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Be an independent researcher, having completed PhD and postdoctoral studies
  • Be actively pursuing research within the biomaterials field, and have made a significant contribution to the field
  • Be at an early stage of their independent career (this should be within 12 years of attaining their doctorate or equivalent degree, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break or followed an alternative study path)

Although the Biomaterials Science Lectureship doesn’t explicitly reward support of or contributions to the journal, candidates with a history of publishing or reviewing for the journal would be more likely to be considered favourably.

 

Selection

  • All eligible nominated candidates will be assessed by a shortlisting panel, made up of members of the Biomaterials Science Advisory Board and a previous lectureship winner.
  • The shortlisting panel will consider the nomination form and letter of recommendation, as well as the three recent research articles highlighted in the nomination form for consideration.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be further assessed by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board, and a winner will be selected based on an anonymous poll.
  • Selection is not based simply on quantitative measures. Consideration will be given to all information provided in the letter of recommendation and nomination form, including research achievements and originality, contributions to the biomaterials community, innovation, collaborations and teamwork, publication history, and engagement with Biomaterials Science.

 

Nominations

Nominations must be made via email to biomaterialsscience-rsc@rsc.org, and include the following:

  • A brief letter of recommendation (1 page maximum length)
  • A complete nomination form (includes list of the candidate’s relevant publications or recent work, 3 research articles to be considered during the shortlisting process, candidate’s scientific CV, and full contact details)

Please note:

  • Nominations from students and self-nomination is not permitted.
  • The nominee must be aware that he/she has been nominated for this lectureship.
  • As part of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we have a responsibility to promote inclusivity and accessibility in order to improve diversity. Where possible, we encourage each nominator to consider nominating candidates of all genders, races, and backgrounds. Please see the RSC’s approach to Inclusion and Diversity.
  • Candidates outside of the stated eligibility criteria may still be considered.

 

Nominations deadline: 30th November 2020

                                                               

Download nomination form here

 

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2020 Biomaterials Science Lectureship

The Biomaterials Science Lectureship is an annual award that honours an early-career researcher for their significant contribution to the biomaterials field. The recipient is selected by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Dr Kanyi PuThis year we are delighted to award the Lectureship to Dr Kanyi Pu (Nanyang Technological University). He will present the Biomaterials Science lecture and receive his award at the 11th World Biomaterials Congress in Glasgow, UK in May 2020.

Dr. Pu is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) at Nanyang Technological University. He is a highly cited researcher (2019 web of science), and the associate editor for ACS Applied Polymer Materials and Biomaterials Research, and Young Star Editor of Nano Research. He did his MS (2007) at Fudan University in China, his PhD (2011) at National University of Singapore in Singapore, and his postdoctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Pu has made significant contributions to the development of molecular imaging probes and technologies, particularly for photoacoustic imaging, chemiluminescence imaging and afterglow imaging. He is well known for his work on semiconducting polymer nanomaterials (SPNs) for molecular imaging, phototherapy and photoregulation. He is the inventor of the polymeric nanoreporters for molecular afterglow imaging and the molecular optical renal reporters for early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI).

With a h-index of 65 (Jan 2020), he has won a number of awards for his creative work, including the distinguished lectureship award from the Chemistry Society of Japan, Wiley award for contribution in bioscience, young investigator travel award, and young innovator award in nanobiotechnology by Nano Research. He is the member of board of directors of Chinese American Society of Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology (CASNN). He also sits on the editorial advisory board of Advanced Functional Materials, Bioconjugate Chemistry, ACS Applied Bio Materials, Advanced Biosystems, Journal of Nanobiotechnology and ChemNanoMat.

To learn more about Kanyi’s research, have a look at his recent publications in Biomaterials Science and our sister journals:

Recent progress in the development of near-infrared organic photothermal and photodynamic nanotherapeutics
Houjuan Zhu, Penghui Cheng, Peng Chen and Kanyi Pu
Biomater. Sci., 2018, 6, 746-765

Near-infrared fluorescence probes to detect reactive oxygen species for keloid diagnosis
Penghui Cheng, Jianjian Zhang, Jiaguo Huang, Qingqing Miao, Chenjie Xu and Kanyi Pu
Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 6340-6347

Near-infrared absorbing amphiphilic semiconducting polymers for photoacoustic imaging
Dong Cui, Chen Xie, Yan Lyu, Xu Zhen and Kanyi Pu
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 4406-4409

Multilayered semiconducting polymer nanoparticles with enhanced NIR fluorescence for molecular imaging in cells, zebrafish and mice
Houjuan Zhu, Yuan Fang, Xu Zhen, Na Wei, Yu Gao, Kathy Qian Luo, Chenjie Xu, Hongwei Duan, Dan Ding, Peng Chen and Kanyi Pu
Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 5118-5125

Please join us in congratulating Kanyi on his award!

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Nominations open for the 2020 Biomaterials Science Lectureship

Do you know an early-career researcher who deserves recognition for their contribution to the biomaterials field?

Now is your chance to put them forward for the accolade they deserve.

Biomaterials Science is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Biomaterials Science Lectureship award. This annual award was established in 2014 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the biomaterials field.

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture at the 11th World Biomaterials Congress in Glasgow in May 2020, where they will also be presented with the award. The Biomaterials Science Editorial Office will provide financial support to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.

The recipient will also be asked to contribute a lead article to the journal and will have their work showcased free of charge on the front cover of the issue in which their article is published.

Professor April Kloxin

2019 winner Professor April Kloxin

Previous winners

2019 – April Kloxin, University of Delaware, USA

2018 – Zhen Gu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & North Carolina State University, USA

2017 – Zhuang Liu, Soochow University, China

2016 – Fan Yang, Stanford University, USA

2015 – Joel Collier, Duke University, USA

2014 – Suzie Pun, University of Washington, USA

Eligibility

To be eligible for the lectureship, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Be an independent researcher, having completed PhD and postdoctoral studies
  • Be actively pursuing research within the biomaterials field, and have made a significant contribution to the field
  • Be at an early stage of their independent career (this should be within 12 years of attaining their doctorate or equivalent degree, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break, for example for childcare leave, or followed an alternative study path)

Although the Biomaterials Science Lectureship doesn’t explicitly reward support of or contributions to the journal, candidates with a history of either publishing in or refereeing for the journal would be viewed favourably.

Selection

  • Eligible nominated candidates will be notified of their nomination, and will be asked to provide 3 recent articles that they feel represent their current research.
  • All eligible nominated candidates will be assessed by a shortlisting panel, made up of members of the Biomaterials Science Advisory Board and a previous lectureship winner.
  • The shortlisting panel will consider the articles provided by the candidates as well as their CVs and letters of nomination.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be further assessed by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board, and a winner will be selected based on an anonymous poll.
  • Selection is not based simply on quantitative measures. Consideration will be given to all information provided in the letter of recommendation and candidate CV, including research achievements and originality, contributions to the biomaterials community, innovation, collaborations and teamwork, publication history, and engagement with Biomaterials Science.

Nominations

  • Nominations must be made via email to biomaterialsscience-rsc@rsc.org, and should include a short CV (3 page maximum length) and a brief letter of nomination (1 page maximum length).
  • Self-nomination is not permitted
  • Nominators do not need to be senior researchers, and we encourage nominations from people at all career levels
  • As part of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we believe we have a responsibility to promote inclusivity and accessibility in order to improve diversity. Where possible, we encourage each nominator to consider nominating candidates of all genders, races, and backgrounds.
  • Candidates outside of the stated eligibility criteria may still be considered

Nominations should be submitted no later than 30th November 2019.

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2019 Biomaterials Science Lectureship awarded to April Kloxin

Professor April Kloxin This year we are delighted to award the Lectureship to Professor April Kloxin (University of Delaware). She will present her Biomaterials Science lecture and receive her award at the European Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Dresden, Germany in September 2019.

April Kloxin obtained her B.S. (Summa Cum Laude) and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, as a NASA Graduate Student Research Program Fellow.  She trained as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute postdoctoral research associate at the University of Colorado before joining the faculty at the University of Delaware in 2011.

Her group aims to create unique materials with multiscale property control for addressing outstanding problems in human health. Her research currently focuses on the design of responsive biomaterials and development of controlled, dynamic models of disease and regeneration.  Her honors include the ACS PMSE Arthur K. Doolittle Award, a Susan G. Komen Foundation Career Catalyst Research award, a NSF CAREER award, and a Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences award.

To learn more about April’s research, have a look at her recent publications in Biomaterials Science and our sister journals:

Designing well-defined photopolymerized synthetic matrices for three-dimensional culture and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells
Elisa M. Ovadia,  David W. Colby  and  April M. Kloxin
Biomater. Sci., 2018,6, 1358-1370

Design of functionalized cyclic peptides through orthogonal click reactions for cell culture and targeting applications (Part of the 2018 ChemComm Emerging Investgators Issue)
 Paige J. LeValley,  Elisa M. Ovadia,  Christopher A. Bresette,  Lisa A. Sawicki,  Emanual Maverakis,  Shi Bai  and  April M. Kloxin 
Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 6923-6926

Design of thiol- and light-sensitive degradable hydrogels using Michael-type addition reactions (Part of the 2015 Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investgators Issue)
Prathamesh M. Kharkar,  Kristi L. Kiick  and  April M. Kloxin
Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 5565-5574

Design of thiol–ene photoclick hydrogels using facile techniques for cell culture applications
Lisa A. Sawicki  and  April M. Kloxin
Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 1612-1626

Hydrogel scaffolds as in vitro models to study fibroblast activation in wound healing and disease
Megan E. Smithmyer,  Lisa A. Sawicki  and  April M. Kloxin 
Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 634-650

 

Please join us in congratulating April on her award!

 

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Nominations open for the 2019 Biomaterials Science Lectureship

Do you know an early-career researcher who deserves recognition for their contribution to the biomaterials field?

Now is your chance to put them forward for the accolade they deserve!

Biomaterials Science is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its 2019 Lectureship award. This annual award was established in 2014 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the biomaterials field.

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture at the 2019 European Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting, where they will also be presented with the award. The Biomaterials Science Editorial Office will provide financial support to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.

The recipient will also be asked to contribute a lead article to the journal and will have their work showcased free of charge on the front cover of the issue in which their article is published.

Prof Zhen Gu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University)

Zhen Gu, winner of the 2018 Biomaterials Science Lectureship, receives his certificate from Executive Editor Neil Hammond

 

Previous winners

2018 – Zhen Gu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & North Carolina State University, USA

2017 – Zhuang Liu, Soochow University, China

2016 – Fan Yang, Stanford University, USA

2015 – Joel Collier, Duke University, USA

2014 – Suzie Pun, University of Washington, USA

Eligibility

To be eligible for the lectureship, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Be an independent researcher, having completed PhD and postdoctoral studies
  • Be actively pursuing research within the biomaterials field, and have made a significant contribution to the field
  • Be at an early stage of their independent career (this should be within 12 years of attaining their doctorate or equivalent degree, but appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken a career break, for example for childcare leave, or followed an alternative study path)

Although the Biomaterials Science Lectureship doesn’t explicitly reward support of or contributions to the journal, candidates with no history of either publishing in or refereeing for the journal would typically not be considered.

Selection

  • Eligible nominated candidates will be notified of their nomination, and will be asked to provide 3 recent articles that they feel represent their current research.
  • All eligible nominated candidates will be assessed by a shortlisting panel, made up of members of the Biomaterials Science Advisory Board and a previous lectureship winner.
  • The shortlisting panel will consider the articles provided by the candidates as well as their CVs and letters of nomination.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be further assessed by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board, and a winner will be selected based on an anonymous poll.
  • Selection is not based simply on quantitative measures. Consideration will be given to all information provided in the letter of recommendation and candidate CV, including research achievements and originality, contributions to the biomaterials community, innovation, collaborations and teamwork, publication history, and engagement with Biomaterials Science.

Nominations

  • Nominations must be made via email to biomaterialsscience-rsc@rsc.org, and should include a short CV and a brief letter of nomination
  • Self-nomination is not permitted
  • Nominators do not need to be senior researchers, and we encourage nominations from people at all career levels
  • As part of the Royal Society of Chemistry, we believe we have a responsibility to promote inclusivity and accessibility in order to improve diversity. Where possible, we encourage each nominator to consider nominating candidates of all genders, races, and backgrounds.
  • Candidates outside of the stated eligibility criteria may still be considered
  • Nomination letters should be up to 1 page in length. They should particularly highlight contributions that the nominee has made to the field as an independent researcher, and any career breaks or alternative career paths that should be taken into consideration by the judging panel. Nomination of one candidate by multiple people in the same letter is accepted

 

Nominations should be submitted no later than 19th December 2018.

 

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2018 Biomaterials Science Lectureship

Professor Zhen GuThe Biomaterials Science Lectureship is an annual award that honours an early-career researcher for their significant contribution to the biomaterials field. The recipient is selected by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

This year we are delighted to award the Lectureship to Professor Zhen Gu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University). He will present the Biomaterials Science lecture and receive his award at the European Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Maastricht in September 2018.

Prof. Zhen Gu received his B.S. degree in Chemistry and M.S. degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Nanjing University. In 2010, he obtained Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles, under the guidance of Prof. Yi Tang in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He was a Postdoctoral Associate working with Profs. Robert Langer and Daniel Anderson at MIT and Harvard Medical School during 2010 to 2012.

Prof. Zhen Gu is the recipient of the Young Investigator Award of the Controlled Release Society (CRS, 2017), Sloan Research Fellowship (2016), Pathway Award of the American Diabetes Association (ADA, 2015) and Young Innovator Award in Cellular and Molecular Engineering of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES, 2015). MIT Technology Review listed him in 2015 as one of the global top innovators under the age of 35 (TR35).

His group studies controlled drug delivery, bio-inspired materials and nanobiotechnology, especially for cancer and diabetes treatment.

To learn more about Zhen’s research, have a look at his recent publications in Biomaterials Science and our sister journals:

Engineering DNA scaffolds for delivery of anticancer therapeutics
Wujin Sun  and  Zhen Gu
Biomater. Sci., 2015,3, 1018-1024, Minireview

Advances in liquid metals for biomedical applications
Junjie Yan,  Yue Lu,  Guojun Chen,  Min Yang  and  Zhen Gu
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018,47, 2518-2533, Tutorial Review

Investigation and intervention of autophagy to guide cancer treatment with nanogels
Xudong Zhang,  Xin Liang,  Jianjun Gu,  Danfeng Chang,b  Jinxie Zhang,  Zhaowei Chen,  Yanqi Ye,  Chao Wang,  Wei Tao,  Xiaowei Zeng,  Gan Liu,  Yongjun Zhang,  Lin Mei  and  Zhen Gu
Nanoscale, 2017,9, 150-163, Paper

Internalized compartments encapsulated nanogels for targeted drug delivery
Jicheng Yu,  Yuqi Zhang,  Wujin Sun,  Chao Wang,  Davis Ranson,  Yanqi Ye,  Yuyan Weng  and  Zhen Gu
Nanoscale, 2016,8, 9178-9184, Paper

Self-folded redox/acid dual-responsive nanocarriers for anticancer drug delivery
Yue Lu,  Ran Mo,  Wanyi Tai,  Wujin Sun,  Dennis B. Pacardo,  Chenggen Qian,  Qundong Shen,  Frances S. Ligler  and  Zhen Gu
Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 15105-15108, Communication

Please join us in congratulating Zhen on his award!

 

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2018 Biomaterials Science Lectureship is now open for nominations!

Do you know an early-career researcher who deserves recognition for their contribution to the biomaterials field?

Now is your chance to put them forward for the accolade they deserve.

Biomaterials Science is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its 2018 Lectureship award. This annual award was established in 2014 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the biomaterials field.

2017 winner Zhuang Liu receives his certificate from Executive Editor Neil Hammond

Previous winners

2017 – Zhuang Liu, Soochow University, China

2016 – Fan Yang, Stanford University, USA

2015 – Joel Collier, Duke University, USA

2014 – Suzie Pun, University of Washington, USA

Qualification

To be eligible for the Biomaterials Science Lectureship, the candidate should be in the earlier stages of their scientific career, typically within 7 years of attaining their first independent research position, and will have made a significant contribution to the field.

Description

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture at the European Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Maastricht in September 2018, where they will also be presented with the award. The Biomaterials Science Editorial Office will provide financial support to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.

The recipient will also be asked to contribute a lead article to the journal and will have their work showcased free of charge on the front cover of the issue in which their article is published.

Selection

The recipient of the award will be selected and endorsed by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board.

Nominations

Those wishing to make a nomination should send details of the nominee, including a brief C.V. and a letter supporting the nomination, to the Biomaterials Science Editorial Office by 28th February 2018. Self-nomination is not permitted.

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2017 Biomaterials Science Lectureship awarded to Zhuang Liu

It is with great pleasure that we announce Prof. Zhuang Liu (Soochow University, China) as the recipient of the 2017 Biomaterials Science Lectureship.

The Biomaterials Science Lectureship is an annual award that honours an early-career researcher for their significant contribution to the biomaterials field. The recipient is selected by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board from a list of candidates nominated by the community.

Read on to find out more about Zhuang…

Prof. Zhuang Liu

 

Zhuang Liu obtained his PhD in Chemistry at Stanford University in 2008 after completing a Bachelor’s Degree at Peking University in 2004. He remained another year at Stanford University for a postdoctoral fellowship, before becoming a Professor at the Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Material (FUNSOM), in Soochow University, China in 2009.

His current research interests focus on the development of various synthetic functional nanomaterials as well as natural biomaterials for applications in biomedical imaging, drug delivery, and novel cancer therapies. Since 2005, Dr. Liu has authored over 255 peer-reviewed papers, which have been cited over 27,000 times. He was listed as one of the ‘Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Materials Science)’ by Elsevier in 2014 and 2015, and one of the ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2015 (Chemistry, Materials)’ by Thomson Reuters. He received the NSFC distinguished young scholar award in 2015.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about Zhuang’s research, have a look at his recent publication in Biomaterials Science:

Comparison of nanomedicine-based chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy using reduced graphene oxide for the model system
Jingjing Liu, Kai Liu, Liangzhu Feng, Zhuang Liu and Ligeng Xu
Biomater. Sci.
, 2017, 5, 331-340

 

We would like to thank everybody who nominated a candidate for the Lectureship; we received many excellent nominations, and the Editorial Board had a difficult task in choosing between some outstanding candidates.

Please join us in congratulating Zhuang on his award!

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2017 Biomaterials Science Lectureship is now open!

Do you know an early-career researcher who deserves recognition for their contribution to the biomaterials field?

Now is your chance to put them forward for the accolade they deserve.

Biomaterials Science is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its 2017 Lectureship award. This annual award was established in 2014 to honour an early-stage career scientist who has made a significant contribution to the biomaterials field.

Previous winners

2016 – Fan Yang, Stanford University, USA

2015 – Joel Collier, Duke University, USA

2014 – Suzie Pun, University of Washington, USA

Qualification

To be eligible for the Biomaterials Science Lectureship, the candidate should be in the earlier stages of their scientific career, typically within 7 years of attaining their first independent research position, and will have made a significant contribution to the field.

Description

The recipient of the award will be asked to present a lecture three times, one of which will be located in the home country of the recipient. The Biomaterials Science Editorial Office will provide the sum of £1000 to the recipient for travel and accommodation costs.

The recipient will be presented with the award at one of the three award lectures. They will also be asked to contribute a lead article to the journal and will have their work showcased on the back cover of the issue in which their article is published.

Selection

The recipient of the award will be selected and endorsed by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board.

Nominations

Those wishing to make a nomination should send details of the nominee, including a brief C.V. (no longer than 2 pages A4) together with a letter (no longer than 2 pages A4) supporting the nomination, to the Biomaterials Science Editorial Office by 27th January 2017. Self-nomination is not permitted.

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