Biomaterials Day 2013


The student chapter of the Society for Biomaterials at the University of Florida held its second Biomaterials Day on March 22nd, 2013 at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The one day symposium consisted of a keynote address, speaker presentations from academia as well as industry representatives, poster sessions featuring the work of graduate and undergraduate students, and an info session of career opportunities in the field of Biomaterials.


Welcome Address:

Dr. Cammy Abernathy

Dean of the College of Engineering at the

University of Florida

Keynote Speaker:


Dr. Adam Feinberg, PhD

Carnegie Mellon


  • National Institute of Health Innovation Award recipient

  • Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon


Areas of Interest:

  • 3-dimensional nano/micro structured tissue engineering scaffolds using protein-based materials

  • Engineered skeletal muscle soft robotic devices and bioprosthetics

  • Stem cell differentiation and engineered morphogenesis of cardiovascular tissues

Research Presentation:

Dr. Carlos Rinaldi, PhD

University of Florida


  • J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Department of Chemical Engineering

Areas of Interest:

  • Nanomedicine

  • Cancer nanotechnology

  • Magnetic nanoparticles

  • Transport phenomena

Research Presentation:

Dr. Ron Cobb, PhD

Vice-President of Biologics at Nanotherapeutics

Research Presentation:

Jennifer Andrew, PhD

University of Florida


  • Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Area of Interest:

  • Biomaterials

  • Drug Delivery

  • Nanomaterials

  • Multiferroics

  • Polymers

Research Presentation:

Dr. Cherie Stabler

University of Miami

  • Biomedical Engineering Department, Diabetes Research Institute

Areas of Interest:

  • Tissue engineering

  • Bioartificial Pancreas

  • Biomaterials

  • Bioactive Materials

  • Controlled Release Biomaterials

Industry Representatives

Office of Licensing Technologies

Kimberly Clark



Biomet Microfixation


​Society for Biomaterials​

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