XV International Conference on
Surfaces, Materials and Vacuum
September 26th - 30th, 2022 / Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Thomas J. Webster, Ph.D.
Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 110; Google Scholar) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995; USA) and in biomedical engineering from RPI (Ph.D., 2000; USA). He has served as a professor at Purdue (2000-2005), Brown (2005-2012), and Northeastern (2012-2021; serving as Chemical Engineering Department Chair from 2012 - 2019) Universities and has formed over a dozen companies who have numerous FDA approved medical products currently improving human health. He has graduated over 200 Ph.D. students and has over 800 publications. Dr. Webster has numerous awards including: 2020, World Top 2% Scientist by Citations (PLOS); 2020, SCOPUS Highly Cited Research (Top 1% Materials Science and Mixed Fields); 2021, Clarivate Top 0.1% Most Influential Researchers (Pharmacology and Toxicology), and is a fellow of over 8 academic societies.
25 Years of Commercializing Nanomedicine: From Tissue Engineering to Fighting COVID-19
While advances in biomaterials have helped the lives of millions over the past century, it is clear that we are at a crossroads for the future of global healthcare. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, constant struggles with cancer, and an emerging crisis in antibiotic resistant bacteria, to just name a few on-going healthcare problems, we need innovative ideas. Non-medical fields have advanced considerably in new material design, from using sensors to drive cars and touch screen pads for electronics. Innovation in biomaterials has been lagging behind. This presentation will cover some of the more innovative biomaterials than can meet today's challenges including the use of implantable sensors, 4D printed materials in which material