Professor Cato T Laurencin FREng (USA)
Chief Executive Officer, The Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering, UConn, USA
Professor Cato T Laurencin is an international leader in biomedical engineering and the international authority on biomaterials applied to musculoskeletal regeneration. He is the founder of the field of Regenerative Engineering. He has produced seminal work on nano-based polymers and polymer-ceramic systems for musculoskeletal use that have led to technologies and products in bone and soft tissue repair and regeneration. He is a National Medal of Technology and Innovation Laureate, and he is the first surgeon elected to all four U.S. National Academies (National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and National Academy of Inventors). He has profoundly shaped policy as a member of the NSF Advisory Committee on Engineering and the National Science Board for the Food and Drug Administration.