Talk Title: Materials to Drive Tissue Regeneration
Samuel Stupp is Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. He also directs Northwestern’s Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology and the Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science, an Energy Frontiers Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Stupp has been a pioneer in the development of self-assembling supramolecular materials and is particularly focused on functions relevant to regenerative medicine, renewable energy, and robotic soft matter. The materials of interest include supramolecular polymers, organic/inorganic hybrid materials, biomolecular structures, and organic electronic materials.
Stupp is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Spanish Academy, the Latin American Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica, and the National Academy of Inventors. His awards include the Department of Energy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Materials Chemistry, the Materials Research Society Medal Award, the International Award from The Society of Polymer Science in Japan, the Royal Society Award in Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry, and three national awards from the American Chemical Society: the ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry, the Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry, and the Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry. He has received honorary degrees from Eindhoven Technical University, Gothenburg University, and the National University of Costa Rica, as well as distinguished professorships from Hong Kong University, the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (Severo Ochoa Professor), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Eindhoven Technical University, and Ecole de Physique et de Chimie in Paris.