Prof. Emmanuel Pauthe
Plenary Lecture: Proactive biomaterials: biomimetic interfacial properties and advanced delivery systems
Biomaterials for Health Group
Department of Biology
University of Cergy-Pontoise, France
Emmanuel Pauthe, Ph.D. graduated from the University of Technology of Compiegne, France. He has been visiting Professor at Yale University, USA, in the Department of Chemical Engineering from 2009 to 2011 and Adjunct Professor, in the Department of Biomaterials at Laval University, Canada, from 2011 to 2014. He is currently Professor in Biochemistry and Biomaterial Science at the University of Cergy-Pontoise (UCP), France, where he leads a research group in Biomaterial Science. He acts as Dean of the Masters and Engineering Degrees in Humanity and Sciences at UCP. His research interests focus on the structure-function relationship of matrix proteins, biopolymers and the development of innovative biomaterials: hydrogels, coatings, and thin films based-biomaterials, biomimetic hybrid materials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Prof. Pauthe is an author of more than 45 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters, more than 100 presentations in professional meetings, and inventor of 1 patent on delivery system based-hydrogel composite scaffold for enhancing stem cells survival. He is a co-organizer of numerous national and international conferences and has been general chairman of the 1st International Symposium on Biomaterial and Smart Systems, 2014. He is an elected member of the Advisory Board of the French Society for Biomaterials.
Prof. Wojciech Święszkowski
Plenary Lecture: 3D biofabrication for tissue engineering
Biomaterials Group, Materials Design Division
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wojciech Święszkowski, Ph.D. Habil., is a Professor in the Materials Design Division, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland. He is the Director of the MSE Materials Design Division and a Faculty Coordinator in the Erasmus Program. He has earned a PhD in Biomechanics and a Habilitation in Materials Science and Engineering at WUT. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher for 4-years at the Delft University of Technology (Delft, The Netherlands). He has been a Visiting Professor at several universities, including Harvard University, NIMS Japan, Università Politecnica delle Marche, and TU Wien. His research is focused on biofabrication and bioprinting, biomaterials for implants and tissue engineering, computational modeling, and the characterization of biomaterials. He leads the BioMaterials Group (9 post doctorate and 11 PhD students) at WUT. He has been the leader and project manager of 13 international and 18 national projects with total funding > 10M EURO. He has been the doctoral advisor for 7 students who have earned the PhD. He has authored more than 120 publications, 16 book chapters, and 11 patents. He delivered 25 invited talks at international conferences. He has received several awards including: 1st Prize from the Prime Minister of Poland (2001), Prizes from the Rector of WUT for scientific achievement (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), and the Mieczyslaw Wolfke’s Prize of Warsaw University of Technology for scientific achievements (2017)”.
Prof. Jonathan Massera
Plenary Lecture: Bioactive glassess: benefits and drawbacks for use in bone tissue engineering
Bioceramics, Bioglasses and Biocomposites Research Group
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Finland
Jonathan Massera, Ph.D. graduated a dual Master of Science degree, in Materials Science and Engineering from Polytech’Montpellier (France) and Politecnico di Torino (Italy), in 2006. He then did his PhD at Clemson University, South Carolina, USA on “Nucleation and Growth of Tellurite based glasses/fibers for mid-IR applications” which he graduate in Dec. 2009. Successively, he performed a one year post-doc position at Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland where he was first introduced to bioactive glasses. He then received the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow grant from the Academy of Finland where he started his own research activity. Finally, he started his tenure as Assistant Professor in 2014, at Tampere University and was appointed Associate Professor in 2017. Since 2017, he is the head of the International MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. His research group focuses on Bioceramics, Bioglasses and Biocomposites for hard and soft tissue applications. His research aims at unraveling the ceramics, glasses and composites composition/bioactivity relationship and their impact on osteogenic properties. He published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and presented at over 80 international conferences.
Prof. Thomas J. Webster
Keynote Lecture: Goodbye hospitals: hello implantable sensors
Art Zafiropoulo Chair and Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Boston, MA 02115 USA
Thomas J. Webster, Ph.D. (H index: 89) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995) and in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1997; Ph.D., 2000). He was appointed Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University in 2012 in which the Department broke the record for the fastest increase in U.S. News and World Report ranking over a five year period. Prof. Webster has graduated/supervised over 189 visiting faculty, clinical fellows, post-doctoral students, and thesis completing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students. To date, his lab group has generated over 13 textbooks, 68 book chapters, 276 invited presentations, at least 583 peer-reviewed literature articles and/or conference proceedings, at least 867 conference presentations, and 42 provisional or full patents. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine (pioneering the open-access format). Prof. Webster currently directs or co-directs several centers in the area of biomaterials: The Center for Natural and Tropical Biomaterials (Medellin, Colombia), The Center for Pico and Nanomedicine (Wenzhou China), and The International Materials Research Center (Soochow, China). Prof. Webster has received numerous honors including but not limited to: 2012, Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE, representing the top 2% of all medical and biological engineers); 2013, Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society; 2015, Wenzhou 580 Award; 2015, Zheijang 1000 Talent Program; 2016, International Materials Research Chinese Academy of Science Lee-Hsun Lecture Award; 2016, International College of Fellows, Biomaterials Science and Engineering; 2016, Acta Biomaterialia Silver Award; 2018, Fellow, National Academy of Inventors; 2019, Overseas Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine (UK); and 2019, Fellow, International Journal of Nanomedicine. He also served as the President of the U.S. Society For Biomaterials. He has appeared on BBC, NBC, ABC, Fox News, the Weather Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the recent special ‘Year Million’ TV series on National Geographic talking about the future of medicine and science.