Rice University bioengineer Antonios Mikos will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-Americas at the society’s World Congress in Boston in September.
Mikos is the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a professor of materials science and nanoengineering. His group at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative specializes in the synthesis, processing and evaluation of new biomaterials for use as scaffolds for tissue engineering, as carriers for controlled drug delivery and as nonviral vectors for gene therapy.
Recent projects include the development of synthetic biodegradable polymers as scaffolds for guided tissue growth, including the precise regeneration of bone to repair defects and injuries. His work has led to the development of novel orthopedic, dental, cardiovascular, neurologic and ophthalmologic biomaterials. He is the author of more than 520 publications and holds 27 patents.
Mikos is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine and the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas and was recently named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
The Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society promotes education and research within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and serves as an international forum.