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Biomaterials Outstanding Paper Award: Call for Nominations

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The winners of the 2015 Biomaterials Outstanding Paper Award at the World Biomaterials Congress 2016 (left to right: Chieh-Cheng Huang, Prof. Ankur Singh for Alberto Purwada, Charlie Ren for Bernhard Jank).
The winners of the 2015 Biomaterials Outstanding Paper Award at the World Biomaterials Congress 2016 (left to right: Chieh-Cheng Huang, Prof. Ankur Singh for Alberto Purwada, Charlie Ren for Bernhard Jank).

Nomination Deadline: 20 June 2017

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Last year in May at the World Biomaterials Congress 2016 the editors of Biomaterials had the pleasure to present the very first 2015 Biomaterials Outstanding Paper Awards to three winning articles authored by Alberto Purwada (Cornell,USA), Chieh-Cheng Huang and Hao-Ji Wei (co-first authors, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan) and Bernhard Jank (Massachusetts General Hospital/HMS, USA).. These awards recognized researchers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of biomaterials with their publication in Biomaterials during the calendar year 2015.

On behalf of the journal Editor-in-Chief Prof. Kam Leong and his editorial team, we are now calling for nominations to the 2016 Biomaterials Outstanding Paper Award. Nominations from leaders in the field as well as self-nominations are welcome. The article should have a publication date of 2016 with Biomaterials.  Please submit the . The nominator or corresponding author is asked to describe the significance of the article including its novelty and impact on the field (max. 100 words).

The Biomaterials Outstanding Paper Award aims to recognize outstanding research in biomaterials that blazes new trails and advances biomedical science and engineering. It consists of a USD 1000 prize to the first author of the manuscript. Prof. Leong will announce the 2016 Biomaterials Outstanding Paper Award at the upcoming European Society for Biomaterials 2017 meeting in Athens, Greece.

Read the articles by the winners of the 2015 Biomaterials Outstanding Paper Award here:

Purwada et al.
Ex vivo engineered immune organoids for controlled germinal center reactions

Chieh-Cheng Huang & Hao-Ji Wie et al.
Multimodality noninvasive imaging for assessing therapeutic effects of exogenously transplanted cell aggregates capable of angiogenesis on acute myocardial infarction

Jank et al.
Engineered composite tissue as a bioartificial limb graft

To learn more about journal Biomaterials and its performance please visit our Journal Insights. To submit your article, to consult our Guide for Authors or to meet our editorial team and international board visit the Journal homepage.

Biomaterials is invested on recognizing and supporting its reviewers. To Volunteer to Review for the journal please register here. To learn more about the editors’ perspective on reviewing watch on demand our Publishing Campus Webinar presented by editors Prof. Pandit and Prof. Yu.

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Materials Awards

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The prizes are a tribute to the men and women who have contributed to the progress of humanity through their dedication to science. Serving as a source of inspiration, the awards help raise the profile of talented individuals and the organizations, in addition to the profession as a whole.

Elsevier is proud to support the following awards in materials science:

Energy Storage Materials Lecture Award – Energy Storage Materials
Acta Gold Medal Awards in Material Science - Acta Materialia
Acta Gold Medal Awards in Material Science – Acta BiomaterialiaMaterials Today Cover Competition Materials Science and Engineering C: Young Researcher Award – Materials Science and Engineering: C
Carbon Journal Prize – Carbon
Young Scholar Prize – Diamond and Related Materials
John H. Dillon Medal – Polymer
Feng Xinde Polymer Prize for Best Chinese Paper – Polymer Materials Science and Engineering: A Journal Prize – Materials Science and Engineering: A
Nano Today Cover Competition: Nano Today Biomaterials: A Year in Images – Biomaterials
Robert Cahn Award – Journal of Nuclear Materials
Nano Today Award – Nano Today
Hermen F. Mark Award – Polymer
Hermen Mark Scholar Awards - Polymer


2nd Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference


Abstract submission: 16 January 2017

Early registration: 3 March 2017




Nina Cosgrove:


This major international conference will bring together keynote and invited speakers and international researchers from academia, authorities and industry, to communicate and share the latest developments across a range of broad topics highlighting the role of chemistry in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Thisbe Lindhorst, President of the GDCh, University of Kiel, Germany
  • Dr. Sam Adu-Kumi, Environment Protection Agency, Ghana
  • Prof. Ricardo Barra, University of Concepcion, Chile
  • Prof, Carol S.K. Lin, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ullhas Nimkar, NimkarTek Technical Services, India
  • Prof. Dr. James Clark, University of York, UK
  • Sir Martyn Poliakoff, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany
  • Prof. Magda Titirici, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Björn Hansen, DG Environment, European Commission, Belgium
  • Prof. Martin Kayser, BASF, Germany

Invited presentations are supplemented by contributed oral presentations and a large poster session on the following topics:

  • Mineral resources and recycling
  • Resources for organic molecules
  • Synthesis and catalysis
  • Energy conversion
  • Green and sustainable pharmacy
  • Legislation and sustainable chemistry
  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals and sustainable chemistry 
  • Developing countries and sustainable chemistry
  • Industry and sustainable chemistry
  • Education

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Article Selection: Materials Science in China
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