Global Award

Introducing the award

Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award was established in 2011 to recognize excellence in research and development in the field of biomaterials.

The award recognizes undisputed world leaders who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in biomaterials, including basic science and translation to practice.

Nominees are solicited each year from the Cooperating Societies and Sponsoring Societies of Acta Materialia, Inc.

A gold medal (worth USD $5,000), an inscribed certificate and a cash honorarium are awarded to the winner.


Winners

The winner of the 2014 award is:

Larry Hench

Larry Hench
Imperial College London, Department of Materials
London, United Kingdom

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More about the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal

The award recognizes undisputed world leaders who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in biomaterials, including basic science and translation to practice.

Previous Winners of the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal are:

2013: Professor James M. Anderson
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2012: Professor David F. Williams
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2011: Professor Michael V. Sefton
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2010: Professor Nicholas Peppas
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2009: Professor Buddy Ratner
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2008: Professor Robert Langer
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Background

Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award was established in 2011 to recognize excellence in research and development in the field of biomaterials. The Acta Materialia Gold Medal is awarded annually by the Board of Governors of Acta Materialia, Inc., with partial financial support from Elsevier, Ltd. Nominees are solicited each year from the Cooperating Societies, Sponsoring Societies of Acta Materialia, Inc. and general biomaterials community, based on demonstrated ability and leadership in biomaterials research and technology. The candidates are placed on a ballot for the selection committee (a distinguished panel of international judges). A preferential ballot is then conducted among the judges and the candidate with the most points is awarded the Gold Medal. The Award consists of the gold medal, an inscribed certificate, and a cash honorarium.

Application Process

Criteria

The Acta Gold Medal Awards in Material Science have been developed to demonstrate ability and leadership in materials and biomaterials research and technology.

Selection Process

Nominees are solicited each year from the Cooperating Societies and Sponsoring Societies of Acta Materialia, Inc. No editors are on the committee. It is a closed nomination process, the governors from the societies select the winner and generally choose a very well-established scientist that has a long track record and is well known in the field.

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Award and Ceremony

A gold medal (worth USD $5,000), an inscribed certificate and a cash honorarium are awarded to the winner.