The Department of Bioengineering is pleased to welcome Dr. Phillip Messersmith as the newest member of our faculty.
Dr. Messersmith will be joining us later this year in a joint appointment with Materials Science & Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and comes to us from Northwestern University, where he has been a professor of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Chemical and Biological Engineering. He is considered a pioneer in the field of biomaterials and materials science, including collaborations with both physicians and surgeons to develop coating technologies to improve the biocompatibility of implants.
Welcome Professor Messersmith!