The Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering will host Biomaterials Day at Texas A&M University on Feb. 22.

The one-day symposium, which is sponsored by the Society for Biomaterials, will be held at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at the George Bush Presidential Library, and will showcase biomaterial research in the region and promote collaborations between institutions and industry.

Karen Wooley, the W.T. Doherty-Welch Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M, and Charles D. Griffin, President and CEO of Biostable Science and Engineering in Austin, will give invited talks.

“It is an honor to be selected to host one of the five Biomaterials Days across the nation,” said Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and chair of Biomaterials Day. “Biomaterials research in Texas is growing at an amazing rate and this symposium provides a venue to showcase cutting edge research in the region, increase student interest in biomaterials careers, and foster collaborations.”

Oral presentations from both academic and industrial researchers will showcase ongoing research in the region and promote collaboration and knowledge exchange between institutions and industry. A student poster reception sponsored by Kinetic Concepts Inc. will provide a venue for students to present their research and interact. Student poster award recipients in each student category (undergraduate and graduate) will be presented at the banquet.

Full details on the program and schedule are available at

Written by, Tim Schnettler