David Williams#

David Williams
Membership Number:1907
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012 - present Chairman, and Executive Scientific Director, Strait Access Technologies, Pty Ltd, South Africa
  • 2008 - Professor of Biomaterials and Director of International Affairs, Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, North Carolina, USA
  • 2008 - Emeritus Professor, University of Liverpool
  • 2004 - 2007 Director, UK Centre for Tissue Engineering, University of Liverpool
  • 2000 - 2007 Professor of Tissue Engineering, University of Liverpool
  • 1997 - 2000 Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool
  • 1997 - 2002 Scientific Director, AorTech International Plc
  • 1992 - 2007 Honorary Consultant Scientist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  • 1991 - 2007 Head of Department of Clinical Engineering, University of Liverpool
  • 1984 - 1991 Professor of Dental Sciences, Department of Dental Sciences and, Director of the Institute of Dental and Medical Bioengineering, University of Liverpool
  • 1978 - 1984 Senior Lecturer, Department of Dental Sciences, University of Liverpool
  • 1972 - 1978 Lecturer, Department of Dental Sciences, University of Liverpool
  • 1968 - 1972 Assistant Lecturer/Lecturer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Liverpool

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biomaterials science
  • Global healthcare
  • Biocompatibility
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tissue engineering
  • Medical technology

Honours and Awards
  • F.R.Eng. Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • F.F.I.N.A.E Foreign Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering
  • F.A.I.M.B.E. Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • F.I.M. Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK
  • F.I.P.E.M. Fellow, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, UK
  • F.B.S.E. Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering
  • C.Eng. Chartered Engineer, UK
  • MAE Member, Academia Europaea
  • Awarded the CLEMSON AWARD of the Society for Biomaterials USA for "Outstanding Contributions to the Literature in Biomaterials", 1983.
  • Awarded the GEORGE WINTER AWARD of the European Society for Biomaterials for "Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Biomaterials", 1996.
  • Awarded the PRESIDENTIAL PRIZE of the UK Society of Biomaterials for “Services to Biomaterials in the UK and Beyond”, 2003.
  • Awarded the FOUNDERS AWARD of the Society for Biomaterials USA for “Long term Landmark Contributions to the Discipline of Biomaterials Science”, 2007.
  • Awarded the CHAPMAN MEDAL. The Institute of Materials, UK, for “Distinguished Research in the Field of Biomedical Materials”, 2007.
  • Presented with Honorary Life Membership, European Society for Biomaterials, 2008.
  • Awarded ‘EXCELLENCE IN SURFACE SCIENCE’ Award, Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation, USA, 2010.
  • Elected President, TERMIS Global Governing Board, 2013-2015
  • Awarded the ‘ACTA BIOMATERIALIA GOLD MEDAL by the Acta Materialia Board of Governors for ‘Excellence in the research and the practice of biomaterials’, 2012.
  • Elected FOUNDING FELLOW, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society 2012.

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