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Ameer Named to University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers

Honorees have provided leadership and technical contributions that benefit society

Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo Ameer has been named to the Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers by the University of Texas at Austin’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering. 

Guillermo AmeerAmeer is the Daniel Hale Williams Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and a professor of surgery in Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He also is founding director of Northwestern’s Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering.
The honor is the latest for Ameer, who was a recipient of the 2021 Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature from the Society for Biomaterials. He was also named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (class of 2020) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (class of 2019). A prolific author of academic papers, Ameer holds numerous patents. Since October 2020, several innovative orthopedic medical devices fabricated from a novel biomaterial pioneered in Ameer’s lab have received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for use in surgeries to attach soft tissue grafts to bone.
The Academy of Distinguished Chemical Engineers, established in 2017, recognizes alumni, faculty, and friends of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering who have provided leadership and technical contributions that have helped transform economies, improved quality of life, and benefited society. Ameer received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas in 1993.