Founding member and second President of the Society For Biomaterials, Samuel F. Hulbert passed away on January 29, 2016.
He is remembered fondly by many SFB members, and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
"Hulbert, 79, was Rose-Hulman’s president for 28 years (September 1, 1976 to June 30, 2004), the longest presidential tenure in institute history. Under his leadership Rose-Hulman emerged as a national leader in undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics education. He also was a recognized authority and pioneer in the use of ceramics in the design of orthopedic and dental implants and prostheses.
“Sam Hulbert left an indelible mark on this campus during his 28 years as president,” said Rose-Hulman President Jim Conwell. “Sam was the institute’s biggest cheerleader. Even in retirement, he took enormous pride in the faculty, staff, alumni, and students, and proudly celebrated their accomplishments. Everyone associated with Rose-Hulman owes a great debt of gratitude to him for the large number of contributions he made on this campus.”
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