|Posted on September 23, 2015 at 2:35 PM|
Molly Stevens, a professor of biomedical materials and regenerative medicine, and the Director of the Institute of biomedical engineering at Imperial College, London, has been selected as one of 1000 London's most influential people in the "thinkers" category.
Prof. Stevens is one of the world's leading researchers in the fields of biosensing and regenerative medicine, where she uses highly multidisciplinary approaches that bring together bioengineers, material scientists, chemists, surgeons and biologists with the goal of applying innovative designs and material characterization to develop new biomaterials. Her recent accomplishments include using "gold silica quantum rattles for multimodel imaging and therapy" published in PNAS and employing "nano-analytical electron microscopy to gain insights into human cardiovascular tissue," which was featured as the cover of Nature Materials.
In 2010, she was named as one of the top ten scientists under the age of 40 by The Times and was recognized by TR 100 as one of the top innovators who are transforming technology. She received the 2010 Polymer International-IUPAC Award for creativity in polymer science, the 2009 Jean Leray Award from the European Society for Biomaterials, and a 2007 Conference Science Medal from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. It is interesting to note that she is thought to be the only scientist who has ever been featured in the fashion magazine, Vogue.
- Written by Eugene Choi, Edited by Paulette Clancy
(Photo credit: Provided by and used with permission from Molly Stevens, pic 1: credit to: Andy Hall/Guardian, pic 2: credit to: Leon Csernohlavek, pic 3: credit to: Stevens group).