Nanotechnology is now a mature field in numerous industries from energy to building constructs to medicine. Nanomaterials have specifically revolutionized how we prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases. In this presentation, a review of the use of nanomaterials in humans will be provided which have shown improved bone growth, decreased infection, limited inflammation, and decreased cancer to mention just a few applications. It will focus on novel materials that can both diagnose and treat diseases or health ailments. It will also emphasize materials that are being commercialized into real products and helping human health. Lastly, this talk will discuss the future of nanomaterials in medicine and what research is needed to reach such applications such sensors, 3D and 4D printing, and more
Audience Take Away Notes :
- How nanomaterials are being used in medicine
- What is the future of nanomaterial use in medicine
- How nanomaterials are helping human health
Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 121; Google Scholar) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995; USA) and in biomedical engineering from RPI (Ph.D., 2000; USA). He has served as a professor at Purdue (2000-2005), Brown (2005-2012), and Northeastern (2012-2021; serving as Chemical Engineering Department Chair from 2012 - 2019) Universities and has formed over a dozen companies who have numerous FDA approved medical products currently improving human health in over 20,000 patients. His technology is also being used in commercial products to improve sustainability and renewable energy. He is currently helping those companies and serves as a professor at Brown University, Saveetha University, Vellore Institute of Technology, UFPI, and others. Dr. Webster has numerous awards including: 2020, World Top 2% Scientist by Citations (PLOS); 2020, SCOPUS Highly Cited Research (Top 1% Materials Science and Mixed Fields); 2021, Clarivate Top 0.1% Most Influential Researchers (Pharmacology and Toxicology); 2022, Best Materials Science Scientist by Citations (Research.com); and is a fellow of over 8 societies. Prof. Webster is a former President of the U.S. Society For Biomaterials and has over 1,350 publications to his credit with over 55,000 citations. He was recently nominated for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.