Webster wins Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal Award

Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow Thomas Webster was named the recipient of the first Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal Award, the organization announced.

Acta Biomaterialia is an international journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, review papers and communications in the broadly defined field of biomaterials science.

Webster is the Art Zafiropoulo Endowed Chair and Professor at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.  He also serves as the current Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Northeastern. 

Webster’s work is at the interface of nanotechnology and medicine to improve disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.  A major focus of his work has been to elucidate cellular interactions with nanomaterials with the goal to use such materials (without drugs) to inhibit infection, prevent inflammation, and increase tissue growth.

Webster will receive his Silver Medal at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. Society for Biomaterials to be held in Minneapolis, MN in April 2017.