Brazilian researchers were awarded the status of “Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering” (FBSE) by the International Union of Biomaterials Science (World’s Biomaterials Societies). The honorary title is a recognition of excellence in professional performance and the achievements made in the field of Biomaterials Science and Engineering. The new fellows now are part of an international college, joining 300 researchers who are committed to strengthening and divulging the field of Biomaterials. The honor was awarded in a ceremony at the opening of the 10th World Biomaterials Congress, held in Montréal (Canada) in May.
One of the new FBSE of Brazil is Professor Carlos Roberto Grandini (from the State University of São Paulo, UNESP, campus Bauru), counselor of SBPMat and 1st Vice President of the Latin American Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (SLABO). Grandini received the honorary title for his contributions in the field of metallic biomaterials and for his leadership in the Latin American scientific community. Besides Grandini, the other new fellows are the Brazilian researchers Aron Jose Pazin de Andrade (Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia), Luís Alberto Loureiro dos Santos (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS) and Marivalda de Magalhaes Pereira (Federal University of Minas Gerais, UFMG).