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International Biomaterials Symposium 2017 - China

Madren Center, Clemson, SC

April 10th, 2017

Message from the Program Chair

International Biomaterials Symposium at Clemson University
April 10, 2017

A Welcome Message from
Program Chair: Prof. Guigen Zhang
Department Chair: Prof. Martine LaBerge

Clemson is the birthplace of the field of biomaterials and the Society For Biomaterials (SFB). From 1969-1974, the first through sixth International Biomaterials Symposia were held at Clemson University, laying the groundwork for the establishment of the SFB. The seventh IBS in 1975 at Clemson marked the first SFB Annual Meeting.

Some well-known SFB traditions, such as the Biomaterials Bash and the recognition of the highest accomplishments of SFB members in the name of the prestigious Clemson Awards, started at Clemson during this time period. For example, the Biomaterials Bash started during the 1972 meeting, and the first set of three Clemson Awards were given during the 1973 meeting. Honoring the global biomaterials community and Clemson’s tradition in biomaterials research and education, the Clemson International Biomaterials Symposia provide a platform to highlight our collaboration with biomaterials scientists and engineers around the globe.

The 2017 International Biomaterials Symposium at Clemson will bring to Clemson distinguished Chinese scholars and entrepreneurs in biomaterials to present their advanced research and translational work, explore collaborations with faculty and fellow attendees, and brainstorm opportunities for building unique global partnerships in education and innovation between Clemson and universities in China. The symposium will feature Professor Xingdong Zhang of Sichuan University of China, President of the International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, a member of the Chinese National Academy of Engineering and an associate member of the US National Academy of Engineering and winner of 2015 Clemson Award for Applied Research, and a plenary talk by Professor Kam Leong of Columbia University, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the winner of the 2012 Clemson Award for Applied Research, and other distinguished invited speakers from China and the U.S.

Aside from being the birthplace of the field of biomaterials and one of the country’s top public research universities, Clemson University is a science- and engineering-oriented institution dedicated to teaching, research and service. Our beautiful campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the shores of Lake Hartwell. We have convenient access to Interstate 85, research facilities and economic-development hubs throughout the state of South Carolina in Greenville, Greenwood, Columbia and Charleston. Winner of the 2016 National College Football Championship, Clemson has the best football program in the nation.

We look forward to having you join us at Clemson after the SFB’s Annual Meeting 2017!

Program Highlights

2017 Clemson International Biomaterials Symposium – China
Monday April 10, 2017, Madren Conference Center, Clemson, SC


Registration – Continental Breakfast


Registration – Opening Remarks - Bellsouth Auditorium
Guigen Zhang, Professor of Bioengineering, Program Chair
Xingdong Zhang, President of the International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Professor of Sichuan University, Sichuan, China


Session 1: Biomaterials Science and Translation - Bellsouth Auditorium




Session 2: Micro and Nano Technologies for Enhanced Biomaterials - Bellsouth Auditorium


Lunch - Ballroom A

Plenary presentation: Bioengineering of Cell Reprogramming
Kam Leong, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University Editor in Chief, Biomaterials


Session 3: New Frontiers of Biomaterials and Globalization - Bellsouth Auditorium


Poster Reception - Ballroom A


Dinner (by Invitation Only) Blue Heron, Clemson, SC

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Program Committee

Guigen Zhang, Chair
Tong Ye
Zhi Gao
Ying Mei
Hai Yao
Jiro Nagatomi (Past Chair)

Endorsed by Society for Biomaterials