November 7, 2013
Kristi received the Society for Biological Engineering's James E. Bailey Award for outstanding contributions to the field. Accompanying the award, she gave a lecture tracing her trajectory through the field and inspired a new generation of Chemical Engineers to pursue biomaterials.
Dan McKinnon gave a talk titled "Biophysically Defined and Cytocompatible Covalently Adaptable Networks as Viscoelastic 3D Cell Culture Systems" on his recent Advanced Materials paper.
Other meeting highlights included Kelly Schultz's talk on her work probing network degradation in the cellular microenvironment, Ali Khademhosseini's talk on microgel assembly for the Owen Corning AIChE award lecture, Joel Kaar's talk on protein folding and unfolding at interfaces, and Erik Norwald's talk on modifying proteins to function in ionic liquids. A wonderful time was had by all and we look forward to next year's meeting!