Award for ARI Director
26 June 2012
At the recent World Biomaterials Congress in Chengdu, China, Geoff Richards, Director AO Research Institute Davos, received this prestigious honor. The award was created to recognize members of world biomaterial societies who have gained excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of biomaterials science and engineering. The FBSE award is announced every four years with approximately 40 recipients worldwide.
In April 1992, the constituent biomaterials societies of the World Biomaterials Congress, now the IUSBSE, recognized the need for the public recognition of those of their members who have gained a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of biomaterials science and engineering. The honorary status of Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) was therefore established.
Fellows are to be considered as accomplished members and role models in the field of biomaterials science and engineering. Fellows are expected, through word and deed, to foster the field of biomaterials and to support its professional development as a practical and intellectual endeavor.
New Fellows are announced and recognized at World Biomaterials Congresses. The fellow status is awarded for life. A Fellow has all rights and obligations of an active member of their Society.
Prof. Dr. R. Geoff Richards
The duly nominated, approved, confirmed, and installed fellow has the right to carry the letters FBSE. These letters indicate the national recognition and international respect of his/her comprehension of professional issues and accomplishments as a scientist or engineer in the field of biomaterials science and engineering.
It is expected that Fellows shall recognize individual achievements and contributions to the practice of BSE, foster professional interactions of BSE practitioners among each other, and with medical practitioners, patients, regulatory and legislative offices, and the public, promote public awareness of the profession of BSE, and promote and encourage professional and continuing education in BSE.