Nicholas A. Peppas
#25687 Overall Influence

Nicholas A. Peppas

Chemical Engineer

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Nicholas A. Peppas is currently the Director of the Institute of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, and Regenerative Medicine, and the Cockrell Family Regents Chair #6 of Engineering for the University of Texas. He earned a D. Eng in chemical engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and a Sc.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Arteriosclerosis Center.

Peppas is a highly regarded researcher and inventor in bionanotechnology, modern molecular and cellular biology, biomaterials, and the controlled release of medications. His work in the science of drug delivery and controlled release is foundational to those fields. It would be impossible to overstate Peppas’ contributions to these areas. In fact, he is the most highly cited author in the fields of chemical and biomedical engineering, drug delivery, and intelligent materials.

Peppas has published more than 1,450 works and received more than 150 national and international awards, including the Founders Award of the National Academy of Engineering in 2012. He was also selected as one of the 100 Engineers of the Modern Era by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He has supervised more than 875 researchers, visiting scientists and graduate students during his distinguished career.

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Nicholas A. Peppas is a chemical and biomedical engineer whose leadership in biomaterials science and engineering, drug delivery, bionanotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical and polymer engineering has provided seminal foundations based on the physics and mathematical theories of nanoscale, macromolecular processes and drug/protein transport and has led to numerous biomedical products or devices.

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Schools

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National Technical University of Athens
National Technical University of Athens

Greek university

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University of Pavia
University of Pavia

University in Italy

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israeli university in Jerusalem

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University of Santiago de Compostela
University of Santiago de Compostela

University in Spain

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Freie Universität Berlin
Freie Universität Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology

Private research university located in Pasadena, California

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University of Naples Federico II

Academy in Naples

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Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Technological University

Autonomous university in Singapore

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University of Geneva
University of Geneva

Public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland

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Hoshi University

University in Japan

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Purdue University
Purdue University

Public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin

Public research university in Austin, Texas, United States

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Hacettepe University
Hacettepe University

Turkish public university located in Ankara

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National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Greek University

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University of Parma

University in Italy

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Complutense University of Madrid
Complutense University of Madrid

University in Madrid, and one of the oldest universities in the world

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#748 World Rank #295 USA Rank
Engineering
#1573 World Rank #499 USA Rank
Chemistry
#3960 World Rank #995 USA Rank
Medical