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Xanthus Communications >> Experts >> Dr. Buddy D. Ratner

Buddy Ratner, Ph.D.
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board
Ratner Biomedical Group LLC

Dr. Buddy D. Ratner is one of the founding fathers of modern bioengineering and most recently was elected a Fellow of the American Association For the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Ratner is the Michael L. and Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization, Professor of Bioengineering and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. (1972) in polymer chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Professor Ratner is a past president of the Society for Biomaterials, a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a fellow of AVS The Science and Technology Society and a Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE). He served as president of AIMBE, 2002-2003. He was vice president of the Tissue Engineering Society International (TESI) 2003-2005. In 2002 Ratner was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA.

Dr. Ratner is the author of more than 400 scholarly works. His research interests include biomaterials, tissue engineering, polymers, biocompatibility, surface analysis of organic materials, self-assembly, nanobiotechnology and RF-plasma thin film deposition. His many awards include the Clemson Award for Contributions to the Biomaterials Literature, the C.M.A. Stine Award in Materials Science (AIChE), the Medard W. Welch Award (AVS) and the 2005-6 C. William Hall Award of the Society For Biomaterials.

World-renowned scientists, a who's who of tissue engineering, bioengineering and biomaterials, constitute the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ratner BioMedical Group. Scientific founder, Buddy Ratner, Ph.D., of the University of Washington, is joined by Anthony Atala, MD., of Tengion; Paul Citron (former VP at Medtronic); James Anderson, MD., Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve University; and Bob Nerem, Ph.D., of the Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech.



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