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.


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

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

Secretary/Treasurer: Leslie Pace, PhD 
602 Haley Cove
Marion, AR 72364
t: (870) 514-1332

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

Web Contact: Ujjal Didar Singh Sekhon
Case Western Reserve University
Wickenden 529
Martin Luther King Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
t: (626) 715-5075

Student Contact: Margaret Mary Fettis, MS
720 SW 34th
Apt G74
Gainesville, FL 32607
t: (847) 722-9444

Industry Representative: Christopher James Gehrmann
30 Riverview Drive East
Apt 301
Memphis, TN 38103
t: 916-599-2430

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Sarah Rowlinson, PhD Candidate
301 Rhodes Research Center
Clemson, SC 29634
t: (561) 373-4305

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

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