Nicholas Peppas

Nicholas Peppas
Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Pediatrics, Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School, and Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, College of Pharmacy Director, Institute for Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine

Institution: The University of Texas at Austin

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Nicholas A. Peppas, a professor in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Pediatrics, Surgery and Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, has developed new drug delivery systems for oral, buccal, sublingual and gastrointestinal delivery of drugs, peptides and proteins. 1,400 publications, IF of H=190 (160,000 citations). Numerous US patents issued or pending, 3 start-up companies. Research in biomaterials, drug delivery, and bionanotechnology blends modern molecular and cellular biology with engineering principles to design next-generation medicines and devices. Numerous awards include NAE Founders Award, NAM Adam Yarmolinsky Award , AAPS Global Leader and Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Awards. Peppas is a member of 16 Academies including NAE, NAM, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Inventors, Academia Europaea, International Academy of BME, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Indian National Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, National Academy of France, Royal Academy of Spain, Academy of Athens, Greece, & Academy of Texas. He is the Editor of “Regenerative Biomaterials” (Oxford) and Deputy Editor of “Science Advances” (Science, AAPS). He holds a Dipl. Eng. from NTU of Athens (1971), a Sc.D. from MIT (1973), and is the recipient of 12 honorary doctorates and professorships.

Keywords: Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Medical Devices, Regenerative Medicine

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