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2018 Hoffman Lecture & Reception
2018 Hoffman Lecture & Reception
WhenThursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

2018 Hoffman Lecture: Stuart Cooper, “50 Years of Polyurethane Biomaterials: The Search for Blood Compatibility and Biostability”
Event details

Thursday, November 15, 2018
4:30 p.m.
Genome Sciences Auditorium (S060), Foege South
Reception will follow lecture - Foege North Lobby/Atrium
Speaker information

Stuart L. Cooper, Ph.D.
Distinguished College of Engineering Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ohio State University

Professor Stuart L. Cooper received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 1967. His thesis advisor was Arthur V. Tobolsky of the Chemistry Department. From 1967-1993 Stuart was a Professor at the University of Wisconsin and was Chair of the department from 1983-1989. From 1993 he held the positions of Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware, Chief Academic Officer at Illinois Institute of Technology and Provost at North Carolina State University. He joined the faculty of Ohio State University in 2004 and was chair through 2014. Stuart served as President of the Society for Biomaterials in 1996 and as President of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society in 2017. He received the Founders Award from the Society for Biomaterials in 2010, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011, and received the Founders Award from AIChE in 2014. Since its inception in 1988 he has been co-Editor of the Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition.
Stuart carried out some of the earliest research on high performance polyurethane thermoplastic elastomers. These materials are multiblock polymers of hard and soft segments that exhibit microphase separation in the solid state. In the 1970’s Stuart began investigation the blood-material interactions of polyurethanes. He developed an ex-vivo arterio-venous shunt and studied radiolabeled protein and platelet deposition on polyurethanes of varied chemistries and surface treatments. Other contributions involved studies of biomaterial related infection and inflammation and the synthesis and characterization of functionalized polyurethanes purposefully designed for biomedical applications.

Campus locationWilliam H. Foege Genome Sciences (GNOM)
Campus roomFoege S060 - Foege Auditorium
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Target AudienceBioengineering. Engineering and Medicine Faculty, staff, students…
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