Fellow, Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Nomination to the status of Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering is offered to individuals who are recognized for their outstanding contribution to biomaterials research, education, and service. Fellows are those who, through word and deed, foster advancements of the biomaterials field and support its professional development as a practical and intellectual endeavor.
2020 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: DEADLINE WAS FEBRUARY 22, 2019. Induction of the new fellows will take place during the World Congress in Glasgow in December 2020.
Nominations for the next class of Fellows (to be installed at the 2024 World Biomaterials Congress) will be due in the First quarter of 2023.
The Subcommittee on Biomaterials Fellows of the Society For Biomaterials Liaison Committee invites Active and Retired Senior Members to nominate distinguished SFB members for election to Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE).
For a more detailed presentation of these recognitions, please read https://fellowsbse.org/
Briefly, in April 1992, the constituent biomaterials societies of the World Biomaterials Congress, now the IUSBSE, established the honorary status of "Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering" (FBSE) to offer public recognition of those of their members who have gained a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of biomaterials science and engineering.
According to the by-laws of IUSBSE, proposed Fellows are first elected by the constituent society (SFB in our case) prior to the Word Congress and their names are forwarded to IUSBSE that makes the final decision. The duly nominated, approved, confirmed, and installed Fellows have the right to carry the letters FBSE.
Herewith, the Society For Biomaterials requests nominations for the election of Fellows, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE).
Any SFB member in good standing may nominate one or more individuals. Nominated SFB members should fulfill the following requirements:
- Candidates should have at least ten years of scientific or professional contributions to the field of biomaterials science and engineering.
- Candidates should have at least ten years of continuous active (full) membership upon nomination, or alternatively, founding membership in the Society.
- Candidates should have appropriate professional training (a bachelor's degree and a professional or research degree), competence, and good standing in a discipline appropriate for biomaterials science and engineering research. Exceptions can be approved with sufficient justification.
- Candidates should have significant contributions to the field of Biomaterials Science and Engineering documented by continuous productivity in biomaterials research, development, education, or administration. The documents shall evidence an increasing leadership role.
- Candidates should have a continuing record of publication in refereed journals appropriate to the candidate's contributions to the field.
Nominations should consist of:
- A nomination letter
- A two-page single-spaced analysis of the candidate's accomplishments providing substantial information as to the contributions of the candidate to the field.
- A complete CV
** It is recommended that the final nomination be submitted as one pdf file.
Society For Biomaterials
Current SFB Member Fellows include:
Kristi S. Anseth
Hamed A. Benghuzzi
Barbara D. Boyan
Lisa Brannon - Peppas
Joel D. Bumgardner
Karen J.L. Burg
James William Burns
A.U. Dan Daniels
Peter G. Edelman
Andres J. Garcia
Jeremy L. Gilbert
Kevin Edward Healy
W. John Kao
David H. Kohn
Peter X. Ma
Phillip B. Messersmith
Prabhas V. Moghe
William M. Reichert
John L. Ricci
Joseph C. Salamone
Andreas Von Recum
Michael J. Yaszemski
All nominees will be evaluated by the SFB Subcommittee on Biomaterials Fellows. Selected candidates will be forwarded to the SFB Council for their approval and then to IUSBSE for election.