Nicholas A. Peppas

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Why Is Nicholas A. Peppas Influential?

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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According to Wikipedia, 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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