Alexandria, Va. The 2009 Wilmer Souder Award is being presented to Dr. Jeffrey Stansbury, from the University of Colorado, Aurora, USA. The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) will present the award at its 87th General Session & Exhibition in Miami, Florida, USA, on April 1, 2009.
Dr. Stansbury is vice-chair of the Department of Craniofacial Biology at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He began his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. In 2000, after more than 20 years in various roles at the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology), Dr. Stansbury moved to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Stansbury's current research is centered on dental and biomedical polymeric materials, and his research group is designing, synthesizing, characterizing and evaluating novel polymeric materials for a wide array of dental and biomedical applications. Dr. Stansbury has presented various papers on this subject at IADR General Sessions and other scientific meetings.
Dr. Stansbury has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and 18 patents. Recent honors include the University of Colorado's Pinnacles of Inventorship Group New Inventor of the Year and the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal.
Supported by the William T. Sweeney Memorial Fund and the IADR Dental Materials Group, this is the oldest of the 16 IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and consists of a monetary prize and a plaque. The award honors Dr. Wilmer Souder, the motivating force in establishing the Dental Section at the National Bureau of Standards, and is designed to encourage interest in dental materials research. It is one of the highest honors bestowed by IADR.
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