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Peppas to deliver Ruckenstein lecture

Published June 19, 2014

Nicholas A. Peppas, Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas-Austin, will deliver the fifth annual Eli Ruckenstein Lecture at 1:30 p.m. April 23 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

His talk, titled “Intelligent and Diagnostic Therapeutic Systems: Advanced Biomaterials and Improved Health Care,” is free and open to the public

Peppas’ work in biomaterials, polymer physics, drug delivery and bio-nanotechnology follows a multidisciplinary approach by blending modern molecular and cellular biology with engineering principles to design the next-generation of medical systems and devices for patient treatment.

The Ruckenstein lecture is presented by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

It honors Ruckenstein, SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus and one of the world’s most influential chemical engineers. A UB faculty member for nearly 40 years, Ruckenstein is a recipient of the National Medal of Science and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

For more information about the event, visit the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s website.