McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Steven Little, PhD, Associate Professor, CNG Faculty Fellow and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, has been elected a Class of 2015 Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
Founded in 1968, BMES is an interdisciplinary professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. Fellow status is awarded to Society members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and a record of membership and participation in the Society. Dr. Little holds eight US patents and provisional applications for patents including
- new methods to fabricate controlled release vehicles in a high throughput fashion
- dissolvable synthetic-vasculature
- novel complex delivery vehicles
- a description of the first degradable, artificial cell
He has authored/co-authored 70 articles in highly prestigious archival journals in his fields of specialization (controlled release, biomimetic materials, tissue engineering/regenerative medicine, and drug delivery).
“Dr. Little’s election as BMES Fellow recognizes his seminal contributions to bioengineering education and research during his academic career,” noted McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine faculty member Harvey Borovetz, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Former Chair of Bioengineering and the Robert L. Hardesty Professor of Surgery at Pitt, and BMES Fellow who nominated Dr. Little. “In addition to his remarkable achievements in his research, Dr. Little is a prolific classroom instructor whose courses are among the most highly rated in the Swanson School of Engineering. He is the mentor for numerous MS and PhD candidates; his lab is a magnet for undergraduate students, with more than 40 undergraduate interns being mentored by Dr. Little to date. We are very proud to recognize Dr. Steven Little as a Class of 2015 Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society.”
Dr. Little joins the ranks of several McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty members and BMES Fellows:
- Clifford Brubaker, PhD, Distinguished Service Professor and Dean Emeritus of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh
- Rory Cooper, PhD, FISA/PVA Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
- William Federspiel, PhD, the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh
- Philip LeDuc, PhD, William J. Brown Professor of Mechanical Engineering with appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, and Computational Biology at Carnegie Mellon University
- Sanjeev Shroff, PhD, Distinguished Professor and the Gerald E. McGinnis Chair in Bioengineering and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh
- David Vorp, PhD, Associate Dean for Research in the Swanson School of Engineering and the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh
- William Wagner, PhD, Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
- Savio L-Y. Woo, PhD, DSc, DEng, Distinguished University Professor of Bioengineering and the Founder and Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh
Illustration: University of Pittsburgh.