Scott Diamond Named BMES Fellow

October 24, 2008

PHILADELPHIA –- Scott Diamond, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) during the Society’s Annual Fall Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Diamond was elected as a Fellow for "demonstrating exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering."

A faculty member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science since 1997, Diamond’s contributions to the field of biomedical engineering include research biotechnologies in several key areas: endothelial mechanobiology, blood clot dissolving therapies, blood coagulation, nonviral gene therapy, proteomics, and high throughput drug discovery.

In addition to his laboratory focus, he has produced over 110 publications and patents and has served on advisory committees to NSF, NIH, AHA, and NASA, and has consulted extensively for industry and government.

Currently, Diamond is the Director of the Penn Biotechnology Masters Program, one of the largest in the country with more than 130 students. Diamond also serves as Associate Director of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME).

To read more about Scott Diamond and his research, please visit http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~diamond/.