Biomaterials Education

The Biomaterials Education SIG members' mission is to affect quality of teaching and learning through the discussion, generation and implementation of innovative ideas. Through this, they seek to advance the interests and goals of the biomaterials community by attempting to bridge the gap between classroom theory and clinical application. As the field of biomaterials rapidly evolves, so must biomaterials education. The Biomaterials Education Special Interest Group is dedicated to the belief that all members of the biomaterials community should be provided with high quality educational opportunities in a stimulating environment.


Chair: Scott Wood, PhD
Assistant Professor
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 East Saint Joseph St
EEP 234
Rapid City, SD 57701
t: (605) 394-5222

Vice Chair: Binata Joddar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of MMBME
University of Texas at El Paso
500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX, 79968
t: (915) 747-8456

Secretary/Treasurer: Amir K. Miri, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bio-Medical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
323 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ, 07102
t: (856) 553-5371

Program Chair: Gopal Agarwal, PhD
The University of Florida
Biomedical Sciences Building (BMS), 2nd floor: J257
1275 Center Drive
t: (605) 394-5222

Web Contact: Ujjal Didar Singh Sekhon
Case Western Reserve University
Wickenden 529
Martin Luther King Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
t: (626) 715-5075

Student Contact: Alisa Isaac
Texas A&M University

Industry Representative: Maggie Fettis-Koenders, PhD
381 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Jeremy Mercuri, PhD
Assistant Professor
401-5 Rhodes Engineering Research Center
Clemson University Department of BioE
Clemson, SC 29634
t: (864) 656-0978

Past Chair: Cheryl T. Gomillion, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Georgia
College of Engineering
220 Riverbend Road
Athens, GA 30602
t: (803) 270-7606


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