2020 Shu Chien Achievement Award presented to MIT's Roger D. Kamm
Dr. Roger D. Kamm, the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the winner of the 2020 BMES CMBE Shu Chien Achievement Award.The BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Special Interest Group council selects the winners of the annual award. Dr. Kamm will present an award lecture at the annual CMBE meeting in January, in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Kamm was selected for the 2020 award due to his highly meritorious contributions to the field of cellular and molecular bioengineering, including groundbreaking scientific advances, the development of programs, and the mentoring and training of the next generation of scientists working in the field.
Dr. Kamm's studies over the past 35 years have addressed issues in the respiratory, ocular and cardiovascular systems, achieving high impact as evidenced by an h-index of 92 with 30,000 lifetime citations.
More recently, his attention has focused on the molecular mechanisms of mechanosensing, cell population dynamics, and the development of new microfluidic platforms for the study of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. His work has especially examined the context of angiogenesis and metastatic cancer. This has led to commercialization of related technology through a company he co-founded, AIM Biotech.
As Director of the EBICS NSF Science and Technology Center, Dr. Kamm has launched fundamental research and trained numerous students and postdocs in cellular bioengineering. Dr. Kamm is a fellow of AIMBE, ASME, BMES, AAAS and the IFMBE. He is the 2010 recipient of the ASME Lissner Medal, the 2015 recipient of the Huiskes Medal, the inaugural R.M. Nerem Award for Mentoring from ASME-BED, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
In service to the mechanobiology community, Dr. Kamm has served as Chair of the US National Committee on Biomechanics, the 2014 World Congress of Biomechanics, and the World Council of Biomechanics.
Learn more about the Shu Chien Award HERE.