Society For Biomaterials Announces its 2023 Award Recipients

SFB’s prestigious industry awards recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the biomaterials field.

April 10, 2023, Mt. Laurel, NJ — The Society For Biomaterials (SFB), a multidisciplinary society of academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals who are dedicated to promoting advancements in all aspects of biomaterials science, education, and professional standards to enhance human health and quality of life, recently announced its slate of 2023 award recipients.

The Society For Biomaterials is Proud to Present their 2023 Award Winners:

Mid-Career Award

The Mid-Career Award recognizes an individual SFB member who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in and/or contributions to the field of biomaterials research. Candidates for the SFB Mid-Career Award must be more than 10 years and less than 20 years beyond receipt of their terminal degree (PhD or equivalent). If in academia, the candidate should not exceed the rank of Associate Professor. The awardee will be selected from formal nominations submitted, accompanied by the curriculum vitae of the candidate, two supporting letters of recommendation, limited reprints of most significant previously published work and a manuscript in the style of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. (The Manuscript may be an expert opinion, perspective, topical review, or a historical piece. Manuscripts not strictly focused on research are intended to encourage industry and regulatory candidacy.) 

Ngan F. Huang, PhD, Stanford University

This award recognizes an individual SFB member who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in and/or contributions to the field of biomaterials research.

“Dr. Huang broke new ground in the field of cell therapy by engineering spatially patterned biomaterials as vehicles for the therapeutic delivery of primary endothelial cells or human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived endothelial cells. In particular, she showed that cells cultured on aligned nano-patterned collagen scaffolds adopt collectively organized morphology and have improved capability to form vascular sprouts.”

—Sharon Gerecht, Ph.D., Duke University

For more information, please visit the Society for Biomaterials website.