Thomas J. Webster

Northeastern University

Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 74, Google Scholar) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995) and in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1997; Ph.D., 2000). Prof. Webster is the current director of the Nanomedicine Laboratories (currently at 35 members) and has completed extensive studies on the use of nanophase materials in medicine. He was appointed Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University in 2012. In his 16 years in academics, Prof. Webster has graduated/supervised over 109 visiting faculty, clinical fellows, post-doctoral students, and thesis completing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students. To date, his lab group has generated over 9 textbooks, 48 book chapters, 306 invited presentations, at least 403 peer-reviewed literature articles (222) and/or conference proceedings (181), at least 567 conference presentations, and 32 provisional or full patents. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine (the first international journal in nanomedicine which has an impact factor of 5.03). Prof. Webster has received numerous honors including: 2012, Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE, representing the top 2% of all medical and biological engineers); 2013, Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society; and 2016, International College of Fellows, Biomaterials Science and Engineering. He was also recently elected President of the U.S. Society For Biomaterials. He has appeared on BBC, NBC, Fox News, the Weather Channel and many other news outlets talking about science.

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