The UF student chapter of the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) will be hosting its fifth annual Biomaterials Day on March 11, 2016 at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. This one-day symposium will include a keynote lecture and 4 invited talks by leading biomaterial engineers. Oral presentations from both academic, clinical and industrial researchers will showcase ongoing research and promote collaboration and knowledge exchange between institutions and industry. In addition, a student poster session will provide a venue for student research presentations and networking.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Steven Little, Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Professor and CNG Faculty Fellow in the Departments of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Bioengineering, Immunology, and Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Little’s research interest are biomimetics, drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
The purpose of Biomaterials Day is to create a network with regional universities and companies actively involved in the biomaterials field. This event achieves this goal by bringing professors from different universities and industry representatives from biotechnology companies to discuss advances in biomaterials in the engineering and medical fields. The UF student chapter of SFB focuses on promoting the interaction between students, leading scientists and developers in order to move the field forward.