Thomas Webster Ph.D.

Webster, Thomas
Position Department / Business Unit
Professor at Divisions of Engineering and Orthopaedics Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Institution Disciplines
Purdue University Nanomaterials
City State / Provence
West Lafayette Indiana
Country Website
U.S.A. link

He research designs, synthesizes, and studies nanophase materials for various implant applications. Previously he was at Purdue University, where his lab during his 5 years generated over 5 million dollars in grants through various US agencies and private industry to study biological interactions with nanophase materials.

Dr Webster's research on nanophase materials has received attention in numerous recent media publications such as Men's Health, the Economist, MSNBC News, Chemical and Engineering News, Advances in Nanomaterial Research, Nanoparticle News, and the American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Materials Today, Materials Research Bulletin. He has graduated over ten MS and Ph.D. students and currently has a research lab of 15 graduate students. He is on the editorial board of Biomaterials, Journal of Bionanotechnology, and Expert Review of Medical Devices. He has organized over 25 symposia highlighting the use of nanophase materials in various biological applications.

Dr Webster was the 2002 recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award, the 2004 runner-up recipient of the Society for Biomaterials Outstanding Young Investigator Award, nominated for the 2004 top 100 researchers under the age of 35 by TR Review, and the 2004 recipient of the Outstand Young Investigator Award for the Schools of Engineering at Purdue University. He also serves on several grant review panels for the NIH and NSF in the area of nanobiotechnology.


Dr Webster's 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).

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