Nicholas Peppas Elected To Canadian Academy of Engineering

Nicholas Peppas, Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #6 at UT Austin and an expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been elected as a foreign member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

The Canadian Academy of Engineering is the national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. Peppas is one of 55 new members elected in 2019 and one of only five elected internationally.

Peppas was elected for his lifetime achievements in the areas of biomaterials, drug delivery and chemical engineering. He is recognized for his work on the preparation, characterization and evaluation of biopolymers and hydrogels, used as biomaterials in artificial organs and in devices for the delivery of drugs, peptides and proteins.

“Nicholas is world renowned in oral drug delivery systems, and this honor further demonstrates the impact that his discoveries and advances have had on society,” said Sharon L. Wood, dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering. “We are extremely proud of the work that Nicholas continues to do to improve lives around the world.”

Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering are nominated and elected by their peers in view of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession. The new class of fellows will be inducted at the academy’s 2019 Annual General Meeting and Symposium on June 21, 2019, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Learn more about Peppas’ research here.

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