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WPI professor receives Fulbright Scholarship to work on tissue engineering in Ireland
Date:5/13/2009

WORCESTER, Mass. Kristen L. Billiar, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to work at the National University of Ireland Galway on research and education related to tissue engineering. Billiar, who will be in Ireland for the 2009-10 academic year, is the 14th member of the current WPI faculty to be awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant.

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship program in international educational exchange, is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Each year, the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty members and other professionals abroad to lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

"This significant honor is further evidence of the high quality of the WPI faculty and the important work they are doing through their research and scholarship," said John A. Orr, WPI's provost and senior vice president. "This particular Fulbright Scholarship, the first for a current WPI researcher in the life sciences, is especially exciting as it demonstrates the value of the investment the university has made in research in this field in recent years, including the construction of the $50 million Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park."

During his stay in Ireland, Billiar will study the mechanics of nanoscale scaffolds for tissue engineering with Dr. Abhay Pandit, Director of the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials. Developing a detailed understanding of the relationship between the structure and mechanical functioning of connective tissue is critical to building engineered replacements for diseased tissue. In the research component of his Fulbright work, Billiar will seek to develop novel techniques for probing these relationships at the scale or nanometers, particularly as they relate t
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Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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