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IBN's Scientific Advisory Board

Professor Kenneth A. Smith (Chair) is the Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering (Emeritus) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his doctorate from MIT (1962) and was Vice-President for Research and Associate Provost at MIT for about a decade, in which capacity he was responsible for MIT’s research policies and for its interdisciplinary centers and laboratories. Professor Smith’s numerous awards and honors include the Professional Progress Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1981) and election to the National Academy of Engineering (1983). He was awarded the Public Service Medal – Friends of Singapore – at the National Day Awards 2012 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Singapore as Chair of the IBN SAB since 2004.

 

Professor Galen D. Stucky (Co-Chair) holds the Khashoggi Chair in Materials Chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Professor in the Materials Department, and a member of the Interdepartmental Program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University (1962) and conducted postdoctoral study at MIT. Professor Stucky has received the Alexander von Humboldt Senior US Scientist Award (2000), the American Chemical Society Award in Chemistry of Materials (2002), the International Mesostructured Materials Association Award (2004), and with Avelino Corma and Mark E. Davis, the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2005), the National Academy of Sciences (2013), the American Chemical Society (2013) and the National Academy of Inventors (2015).

 

Professor Allan S. Hoffman is Emeritus Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He studied at MIT, where he received his B.S., M.S. and Sc.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering between 1953 and 1957. He taught on the faculty of the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT for 10 years, and has been Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington since 1970. Three special recognitions he has received are the Founders Award of the Society for Biomaterials (2000), Election to the National Academy of Engineering (2005), and the Founders Award of the Controlled Release Society (2007). He was included in the Thomson Reuters’ list of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” in 2015 and received the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal in 2017.

 

Professor Klavs F. Jensen is the Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. From 2007 to 2015, he was the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin (1980). His awards include the Allan P. Colburn Award (1987), the Charles M. A. Stine Award (1995) and the R.H. Wilhelm Award (2000) from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (2002), the American Academy of Arts and Science (2008), and the National Academy of Sciences (2017). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

 

Professor Myron Spector is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery (Biomaterials) at Harvard Medical School, Director of Tissue Engineering at VA Boston Healthcare System, and Director of Orthopedic Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University (1971). His awards include the Elizabeth Winston-Lanier Kappa Delta Award of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Orthopedic Research Society (2001), the Clemson Award for Applied Biomaterials Research of the Society for Biomaterials (2002), and the John Charnley Award of the Hip Society (2004) and Chandra P. Sharma Award (2013) from the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India). He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

 

Professor Viola Vogel is a Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Health Science and Technology at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland, where she heads the Laboratory of Applied Mechanobiology. She received her doctorate from Frankfurt University after completing her graduate research at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, and was then a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Vogel started her academic career in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, Seattle (1991-2004), and was there the Founding Director of the Center for Nanotechnology (1997-2003) before she moved to ETH in 2004. Major awards she has received include the Otto-Hahn Medal from the Max-Planck Society (1988), Feodor-Lynen Fellowship Humboldt Foundation (1989-1990), “FIRST” Award from the National Institutes of Health (General Medicine) (1993), Research Award from the Philip Morris Foundation (2005), Julius Springer Award for Applied Physics (2006), the ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (2008-2013), the International Solvay Chair in Chemistry Brussels (2012), and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Tampere Finland (2012).

 

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Generation of ‘‘Off-the-Shelf’’ Natural Killer Cells from Peripheral Blood Cell-Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Stem Cell Reports, (2017)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stemcr.2017.10.020.
(IF: 7.338) article

Aptamer-Based ELISA Assay for Highly Specific and Sensitive Detection of Zika NS1 Protein
Analytical Chemistry, (2017)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02862.
(IF: 6.320) article

Genetic Alphabet Expansion Transcription Generating Functional RNA Molecules Containing a Five-Letter Alphabet Including Modified Unnatural and Natural Base Nucleotides by Thermostable T7 RNA Polymerase Variants
Chemcial Communications, (2017)
DOI: 10.1039/c7cc06661a.
(IF: 6.319) article

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