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Peppas Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

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    Nicholas Peppas

Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

The Royal Society of Chemistry, founded in 1841, is the United Kingdom’s professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. The Royal Society of Chemistry partners with industry and academia, promotes collaboration and innovation, advises governments on policy and promotes the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science. The designation FRSC is given to a group of elected Fellows who have made outstanding contributions to chemistry. The names of newly elected Fellows are published each year in The Times (London).

Peppas, who holds the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #6 and the Cockrell Family Chair for Departmental Leadership #1, is a world-renowned leader and innovator in the fields of chemistry, biomaterials, bionanotechnology, drug delivery, and pharmaceutical bioengineering. He has 43 U.S. patents pending or issued, has founded three successful companies to further develop biomaterial and drug delivery therapies and has published more than 1,250 papers.

Peppas is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions including, most recently, his induction as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and the Applied Polymer Science Award from the American Chemical Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, French Academy of Pharmacy, Royal Academy of Spain, Academy of Athens, and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas.