University of Washington
UW Bioengineering Professor Emeritus Allan Hoffman will receive two prestigious awards recognizing his contributions to the field of biomaterials. Dr. Hoffman is known is an international â€œambassador for biomaterials.â€ He pioneered applications of temperature and pH-responsive intelligent polymers and hydrogels in the fields of drug delivery, diagnostic assays and biologically-active and non-fouling polymer surfaces. Dr. Hoffman joined the UW faculty in 1970.
Smart polymers and hydrogels Polymeric biomaterials Surface energy principles Surface modification Protein adsorption Non-fouling surfaces Controlled drug delivery