Materials Science

MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award

The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Prof. David Mooney, Harvard University, to receive the Mid-Career Researcher Award for pioneering contributions to the field of biomaterials, especially in the incorporation of biological design principles into materials and the use of biomaterials in mechanobiology, tissue engineering and therapeutics. Prof. Mooney will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, Thursday, April 5, 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm, PCC North, 100 Level, Ballroom 120 D. The Mid-Career Researcher Award is endowed by the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

About Prof. David Mooney

David Mooney is the Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a Core Faculty Member of the Wyss Institute. His laboratory designs biomaterials to make cell and protein therapies effective and practical approaches to treat disease. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Inventors. He has won numerous awards, including the Clemson Award from the Society for Biomaterials (SFB), MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard College. Mooney's inventions have been licensed by numerous companies, leading to commercialized products, and he is active on industrial scientific advisory boards.