About Professor David F. Williams

Editor-in-Chief of Biomaterials

Dr Williams is currently Professor of Biomaterials and Director of International Affairs at the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina, USA. He received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Birmingham, UK in metallurgy / materials science and went on to a number of academic and advisory appointments in various countries around the world.

Professor Williams is the Editor-in-Chief of Biomaterials. He has over 40 years experience in the biomaterials, medical device and tissue engineering fields, having published over 30 books and around 400 papers, and has received the major awards from the US, European and Indian societies of biomaterials.

His latest research area, as Visiting Professor in the Christiaan Barnard Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Cape Town, is concerned with the development of low cost medical devices for critically ill patients in Southern Africa, especially the million or so young people who have rheumatic heart. He is currently President-elect of TERMIS, the international society concerned with regenerative medicine, and is actively promoting the application of biomaterials science in Asia and Africa.

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