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Molly Stevens to Receive 2022 Mid-Career Researcher Award

April 21, 2022
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Eileen Kiley
Director of Programs
Materials Research Society

The Materials Research Society has named Molly M. Stevens, professor of biomedical materials and regenerative medicine at Imperial College London, recipient of the Mid-Career Researcher Award "for innovative biosensing nanomaterials technologies for point-of-care disease diagnostics."

Stevens will be recognized at the 2022 MRS Spring Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, during which she will present a lightning talk, Designing Biomaterials To Repair The Body and Detect Diseases Earlier, and participate in a panel session with fellow award recipients.

The MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award, endowed by Aldrich Materials Science, recognizes exceptional achievement in materials research made by mid-career professionals.

Stevens is professor of biomedical materials and regenerative medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Department of Materials in the Department of Bioengineering and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London. Her multidisciplinary research balances the investigation of fundamental science with the development of technology to address some of the major healthcare challenges. Her work has been instrumental in elucidating the bio-material interfaces. She has created a broad portfolio of designer biomaterials for applications in disease diagnostics and regenerative medicine. Stevens is one of the youngest Fellows of the UK Royal Society and is a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering. She holds numerous leadership positions including Director of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform "Smart Acellular Materials" Hub and Deputy Director of the EPSRC IRC in Early-Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases.

About the Materials Research Society

MRS is an organization of more than 11,000 materials researchers from academia, industry and government worldwide, and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life. MRS members are students and professionals hailing from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering—the full spectrum of materials research. Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania (USA), MRS membership now spans over 80 countries, with 45 percent of members residing outside the United States.

MRS serves and engages members across generations to advance their careers and promote materials research and innovation. The Society produces high-quality meetings and publications, assuring that members of all career stages can present and publish their most important and timely work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. MRS continues to expand its professional development portfolio, as well as promote diversity and inclusion in the scientific workforce, with career services for researchers worldwide. The Society advocates for the importance of scientific research and innovation to policymakers and the community. And the MRS Awards program honors those whose work has already had a major impact in the field, as well as those whose work shows great promise for future leadership.

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