Biomaterials Education

The Biomaterials Education SIG members' mission is to affect quality of teaching and learning through the discussion, generation and implementation of innovative ideas. Through this, they seek to advance the interests and goals of the biomaterials community by attempting to bridge the gap between classroom theory and clinical application. As the field of biomaterials rapidly evolves, so must biomaterials education. The Biomaterials Education Special Interest Group is dedicated to the belief that all members of the biomaterials community should be provided with high quality educational opportunities in a stimulating environment.

Officers

Chair: C. LaShan Simpson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Box 9632
Mississippi State, MS 39762
t: (662) 325-8279
e: clsimpson@abe.msstate.edu

Vice Chair: Amber Jennings, PhD
University of Memphis
Assistant Professor
University of Memphis
Biomedical Engineering
330 Engineering Technology
Memphis, TN 38152
t: (205) 310-3153
e: jennings.amber@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer: Leslie Pace, PhD 
602 Haley Cove
Marion, AR 72364
t: (870) 514-1332
e: lrpace@memphis.edu

Program Chair: Cheryl T. Gomillion, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Georgia
College of Engineering
597 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602
t: (803) 270-7606
e: ctgomillion@engr.uga.edu

Web Contact: C. LaShan Simpson, PhD
Mississippi State University
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Box 9632
Mississippi State, MS 39762
t: (662) 325-8279
e: clsimpson@abe.msstate.edu

Ujjal Didar Singh Sekhon
Case Western Reserve University
Wickenden 529
Martin Luther King Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
t: (626) 715-5075
e: ujjaldidarsingh.sekhon@case.edu

Student Contact: Margaret Mary Fettis, BS
University of Florida
720 SW 34th
Apt G74
Gainesville, FL 32607
t: (847) 722-9444
e: mfettis@ufl.edu

Industry representative: TBD

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Erin McCave, PhD
Clemson University
116 Franklin Dr
Central, SC 29630
t: (231) 590-6421
e: emccave@clemson.edu

Past Chair: Anirban Sen Gupta, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
10900 Euclid Ave
Wickenden Bldg, Room 517B
t: (216) 368-4564
e: axs262@case.edu

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