Urbana, Ill. Robert W. Schaefer Professor Brendan Harley has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2021 Fellows. This distinction recognizes members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering and a record of membership and participation in the Society.

Public recognition of 2021 BMES Fellows was held during the BMES Annual Meeting, on October 6-9, 2021, in Orlando.

Harley’s research group develops biomaterials for in vivo and in vitro tissue engineering applications within the body’s spatially patterned and heterogeneous microenvironments to promote regeneration. Recently, Harley was awarded the Clemson Award from the Society For Biomaterials recognizing his contributions to this area of research.

“It is an honor to be chosen among an elite group of scholars who are pursuing biomedical innovations that have the potential to transform many lives,” Harley said. “The 2021 BMES Fellows represent leaders in our field who are also transforming academia to create a welcoming community for the next generation of changemakers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”



– Written by Claire Benjamin, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 

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