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    Prof. Webster obtained a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (University of Pittsburgh, 1995) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering (both at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 1997 and 2000, respectively). He started as an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue in 2000. His lab (the \"Nanostructured Biomaterials Laboratory\") has completed extensive studies on the use of nanophase materials as tissue-engineering constructs. His lab currently has 16 post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate researchers; 4 students have graduated from his lab with M.S. degrees since 2000. Work from his lab has resulted in 5 invited book chapters, 52 peer-reviewed publications (in press or published), 9 patents (disclosed, provisional, or full), and over 90 contributed and invited papers at national/international professional society meetings. His research on nanophase materials for tissue-engineering applications has received attention in recent media publications such as Chemical and Engineering News, Advances in Nanomaterial Research, Nanoparticle News, American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Materials Research Society Bulletin, and High Tech Ceramics News. Prof. Webster has organized symposia on the integration of biology and nanomaterial science at several conferences including the American Institute of Chemical Engineering, Society for Biomaterials, and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He is the current recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award for initiating new research directions in the fields of biomedical engineering. Prof. Webster also has published papers and has received awards for increasing female and minority representation in engineering.


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