Enhancing networking between academic and industrial sectors while increasing exposure to exciting biomaterials research

Dr. William Wagner


Dr. William Wagner is director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine as well as professor of surgery, bioengineering and chemical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as director of Thrombosis Research for the Artificial Heart and Lung Program, and deputy director of the NSF Engineering Research Center on Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins University prior to earning his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

About Our Program

The Society for Biomaterials has initiated the Biomaterials Day Program, which provides financial support for a one-day symposium at five different locations throughout the United States. The purpose of these meetings is to highlight cutting-edge research and increase student interest in biomaterials careers.

The goal of the Texas Biomaterials Day is to enhance networking between academic and industrial sectors and increase student exposure to exciting biomaterials research. This one-day symposium will include a keynote lecture from Dr. Bill Wagner and invited talks by leading biomaterial scientists. Oral presentations from both academic, clinical and industrial researchers will showcase ongoing research in the region and promote collaboration and knowledge exchange between institutions and industry. Finally, abstracts will be solicited for student poster sessions that will provide a venue for student research presentations and networking. Judges will select poster award finalists to present rapid fire presentations prior to the poster receptions, and award recipients in each student category (undergraduate and graduate) will be recognized at the awards reception.