Laurencin receives Von Hippel Award from Materials Research Society
Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD, has received the 2020 Von Hippel Award, the highest honor of the Materials Research Society, according to a press release.
Laurencin, a professor at the University of Connecticut, is a pioneer in the materials science specialties of nanotechnology, biophysics, medicine and developmental biology and also founded the specialty of regenerative engineering, according to the release. With a focus on tissue regeneration, he also heads the Hartford Engineering a Limb project, which is aimed at regenerating a limb by 2030, according to the release.
Laurencin accepted the award “for pioneering work in engineering of musculoskeletal tissues, for extraordinary work guiding technology and science policy and for promoting ethnic diversity and excellence in science” at the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting. Dedicated to the life of Arthur von Hippel, the award recognizes brilliance, intellect and vision that exceeds the boundaries of conventional science, according to the release.