Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Bionanotechnology—The Research that Paved the Way: Professor Nicholas Peppas’ Research Over the Years
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Professor Nicholas A. Peppas was born in Athens, Greece in 1948. He graduated from the National Technical University Athens with a degree (Dipl. Eng.) in Chemical Engineering. He then moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he completed a doctoral degree (Sc.D.) in Chemical Engineering in 2 years. His graduate work was performed in the laboratory of Professor E.W. Merrill. He continued as a Postdoctoral Associate working with Professors C.K. Colton, K.A. Smith and R. Lees in the Arteriosclerosis Center of MIT, before he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University in 1976. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1978 and Professor in 1982. From 1993 to 2002 he was the Showalter Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. As of 2003, he is the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and the College...
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