2022 Program

Biomaterials Day promises to bring together specialists from universities, industry and research institutes to increase our understanding about the latest advances in biomaterials used in healthcare and medical applications.

We are excited to discover the upcoming advances in biomaterials as an interdisciplinary group of students, researchers, and professionals meets to educate our community.


  1. From Concept to Incorporated: How Tissue Engineering Technology has Emerged in Industry
  2. Modern Biomaterials Approaches for Modern-Day Ailments
  3. Merging Clinical needs with biomedical engineering innovations

Guest speakers:

Honoree speaker (VIRTUAL): Dr. James M. Anderson, MD, PhD

Professor of pathology, macromolecular science and biomedical engineering
A member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Dr. Seth McCullen, PhD

Manager, Business Development Poly-Med, Inc., Anderson, SC
(Innovative medical product manufacturers)

Dr. Shayn Peirce-Cottler, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Engineering Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor BME Graduate Program Director University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Greg Ruff, MD

Plastic Surgeon, Private Practice, Chapel Hill, NC
A member of the American Medical Association , the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic plastic surgery; “Barbed suture” inventor.