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Ameer Wins 2023 Excellence in Biomaterials Science Award

The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the science of biomaterials

Northwestern Engineering’s Guillermo A. Ameer has been elected the winner of the 2023 Excellence in Biomaterials Science Award, an honor given by the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation (SIBF). 

Guillermo A. Ameer

The award, the highest given by the foundation, recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the biomaterials science field. Previous winners include Moderna cofounder Robert Langer (2020) and the late Northwestern professor Richard Van Duyne (1991).

Ameer is the Daniel Hale Williams Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering and professor of surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a leader in regenerative engineering, biomaterials, additive manufacturing for biomedical devices, controlled drug delivery, and bio/nanotechnology for therapeutics and diagnostics.

Ameer also directs Northwestern’s Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE), an interdisciplinary research center that integrates and supports research, technology development, and clinical expertise to improve the outcome of tissue and organ repair and regeneration for adult and pediatric patients.

Other recent honors for Ameer include election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the 2022 Bioactive Materials Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bioactive Materials academic journal, election to the National Academy of Medicine, and being named Fellow of the Materials Research Society.

As part of the honor, Ameer will deliver a lecture at the 2023 Biolnterface Workshop and Symposium, held September 25-27 in San Diego.

SIBF is dedicated to exploring creative solutions to technical challenges at the interface of biotechnology by fostering education and multidisciplinary cooperation among industrial, academic, clinical, and regulatory communities.