We are extremely excited to announce that the Society For Biomaterials has approved the formation of a new student chapter at Northeastern University. Our aim is to further the Society’s mission here at Northeastern, and provide a forum for learning, collaboration, and camaraderie among all members of the Northeastern community who are involved in biomaterials research. We hope that this will not only be an opportunity to increase student interest in biomaterials here on campus, but also be another venue to foster and support meaningful collaborations between students, faculty, and industry among Northeastern’s numerous colleges and the greater Boston area.
The Society For Biomaterials was founded in 1974, and is the oldest scientific organization in the field of biomaterials. The Society continues to be a world leader in the field of biomaterials by organizing an Annual Meeting in the United States, as well as participating in the quadrennial World Biomaterials Congress. SFB publications include the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A and B – Applied Biomaterials, and the Biomaterials Forum.The Northeastern University chapter was founded by Benjamin Geilich, Daniel Hickey, and George Aninwene II, graduate students in Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, under the faculty guidance of Prof. Thomas Webster, Chair of Chemical Engineering. We look forward to a great semester and beyond, and can’t wait to meet other SFB chapters at the Annual Meeting in Boston this coming spring!