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Keynote Speakers

Nicholas Peppas

Nicholas Peppas works on a multidisciplinary approach of blending modern molecular and cellular biology with engineering principles to design the next-generation of medical systems and devices for patient treatment.  He is the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Pediatrics, at the University of Texas at Austin. His work focuses on nanomedicine, biomaterials, drug delivery, bionanotechnology and polymer physics. He has 1,600 publications with 128,000 citations and H=166. Peppas holds a Dipl. Eng. from the NTU of Athens (1971), an Sc.D. from MIT (1973), and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Ghent, Parma, Athens, Patras, Ljubljana, Thessaloniki, Santiago de Compostela, and the National Technical University of Athens. Also, he is an Honorary Professor at Sichuan University, Beihang University, PLA Hospital and Medical School, and Peking Medical Union College in China.