Antonios G. Mikos
, Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University, has been awarded the 2019 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal.
The annual honor recognizes “demonstrated leadership in the field of Science and Engineering of Biomaterials,” and will be presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Society for Biomaterials in Seattle, April 3-6.
Mikos’ research focuses on the synthesis, processing, and evaluation of biomaterials for use as scaffolds in tissue engineering, carriers for controlled drug delivery, non-viral vectors for gene therapy and as platforms for modeling diseases. His work has led to development of orthopedic, dental, cardiovascular, neurologic and ophthalmologic biomaterials.
Mikos earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Purdue in 1988. He was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT and the Harvard Medical School before joining the Rice in 1992. At Rice, Mikos is director of the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues, the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering, and the J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Inventors, the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas and the Academy of Athens.