Peppas Selected as Reilly Lecturer at Notre Dame

Professor Nicholas Peppas sits in a suit holding his glasses in the Biomedical Building at UT Austin.Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and professor of chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected to present the 2015 Reilly Lectures for the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Peppas will give two presentations as part of the lectureship, the first titled “Advances in siRNA and Protein Delivery Through Smart Polymers” March 31 at 3:30pm and the second titled “Nanotechnology and Bioengineering in an Evolving Chemical Engineering World” April 1, 2015 at 1:00pm. Both lectures will be presented in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium.

The Reilly Lectureship is thought to be the oldest continuing endowed lectureship in chemical and biomolecular engineering in the United States. The lectureship is supported by the Peter C. Reilly Fund, named in honor of the former University trustee and honorary degree recipient.

Peppas’ work in biomaterials, polymer physics, drug delivery and bionanotechnology follows a multidisciplinary approach by blending modern molecular and cellular biology with engineering principles to design the next-generation of medical systems and devices for patient treatment. Over the past 40 years he has set the fundamentals and rational design of drug delivery systems  and developed models of drug and protein diffusion in controlled release devices and biological tissues.



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