Dr. Samuel M. Hudson was educated at North Carolina State University and holds a doctorate in Fiber and Polymer Science (1981). He was then, a senior chemist with the DuPont Co.’s Pioneering Research Lab (1981-1987) at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE. While there, his research interests included the study of the biopolymers chitosan and the silk-like fibroin proteins. In 1987 he joined the faculty at the College of Textiles, NCSU, where he is presently Professor of Polymer and Color Chemistry. He cofounded and is Chief Scientific Officer of Karamedica, Inc. He is also on the scientific advisory board of Bolt Threads, Inc.
Chitosan has a number of bioactivities, including being a hemostatic and having antimicrobial properties, which makes it attractive for medical textile applications. Fibroins and chitosan have outstanding characteristics as structure forming materials. Dr. Hudson’s laboratory has developed a number of different physical forms of chitosan and more recently fibroin, by solution processing techniques. These forms include continuous filaments, pulp-like fibers (fibrids) and films. He has developed new solvent systems for cellulose, chitosan and fibroin. Presently, he is focused on the decontamination of chitosan, to allow its use for internal medical applications, such as an implantable hemostat, to control bleeding in laparoscopic surgeries.
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Joachim Miguel Oliveira, PhD is a Principal Investigator
“Investigador FCT 2012 and Investigador FCT 2015”
at the PT Government Associate Laboratory ICVS/3B’s.
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Moroni studied Biomedical Engineering
at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and Nanoscale
Sciences at Chalmers Technical University, Sweden.
Dr. Samuel M. Hudson was educated at
North Carolina State University and holds a doctorate
in Fiber and Polymer Science
George Mihov is a Science Fellow at DSM Biomedical.
His focus areas of research are Drug Delivery
Phil Coates has a major research in-process measurements
on polymers,real time computer control, analysis
and computer modelling of polymer processing.
In 2001 he joined DSM Performance Materials Research
and initiated the Functional Coating Innovation platform
known today as DSM's Advanced Solar Business Unit.
Robert Howard Grubbs is an American chemist and
the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at
the California Institute of Technology in Southern California.
In 2014, Patricia was appointed associate professor
at TU/e and in 2017 full professor of Biomedical Materials.
Harm-Anton Klok is Full Professor at the Institutes of
Materials and Chemical Sciences and Engineering at
the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Anne Ritter holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry
from ETH Zurich. She started at Evonik in Germany
Jerome Vachon worked from 2006 to 2008 at the University
of Groningen on synthesis and grafting on surface of
molecular motors towards the visulisation of theirmotion by
Since 2015 Christian is working as Device Development
Engineer and Principal Engineer in the global unit Pen
Platform Development at Sanofi
Christine Jerome completed her PhD in
the field of electropolymerization in 1998 at
the University of Liege, Belgium.
Dimitri Ivanov is a Research Director at the
French CNRS at the 'Institut de Sciences des Matériaux
de Mulhouse'- IS2M (UMR 7361).