Thomas J. Webster, Ph.D.

Thomas J. Webster is one if the most highly scientists and engineers if his generation with an H index of 111 (Google Scholar). He obtained his degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (BSc 1995) and in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MSc 1997, PhD 2000). Professor Webster’s research explores the use of nanotechnology in numerous applications. Specifically, his research addresses the design, synthesis, and evaluation of nanophase materials as more effective biomedical materials. Professor Webster has completed extensive studies on the use of nanophase materials to regenerate tissues. He has served as a Professor at Purdue University (2000-2006), Brown University (2006-2011) and Northeastern University (where he served as Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department 2012-2019). He currently holds several professorships in the USA, Brazil, India, and China and is serving as Chief Scientific Officer for his 12 start-up companies.

Professor Webster has received numerous honors including the Biomedical Engineering Society Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award (2002), the Coulter Foundation Young Investigator Award (2006), the Outstanding Leadership Award for the Biomedical Engineering Society (2011), Wenzhou 580 Award, Zeijiang 1000 Talent Award, Hsun Chinese Academy of Sciences Award, Acta Biomaterialia Silver Award, and Clarivate’s Most Distinguished Researcher recognition (Top 0.1% Citations in Pharmacology and Toxicology).

He is also a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the US National Academy of Inventors, the International Union of Biomaterials Sciences and Engineering, and the UK Royal Society for Medicine.