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Martine LaBerge, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2006
For developing fundamental knowledge regarding the tribology of human joints and the biomaterials used for their replacement.

Clemson Professor Receives Biomaterials Award

Via Clemson University | February 1, 2012

Martine LaBerge, professor and chair of the bioengineering department at Clemson University, has received the first Award For Service from the Society For Biomaterials (SFB).

The newly established award honors significant service to society in “establishing, developing, maintaining and promoting its objectives.”

“I believe that Dr. LaBerge epitomizes the type of person for which this award was created,” said Lynne Jones, a Johns Hopkins University professor, who nominated LaBerge for the award. “We have been very fortunate that Martine brings the same high level of energy and creativity to her leadership roles for SFB, as she has for her research.”

LaBerge’s research interests include the study of natural and artificial surfaces used in the design of implants for orthopedic and vascular treatment. She has published more than 200 technical articles, many on her research on the friction, lubrication and wear of artificial knee joints.

“This recognition by her peers is indicative of Dr. LaBerge’s accomplishments in the field of biomaterials,” said Larry Dooley, acting dean of Clemson’s College of Engineering and Science. “We are justly proud of the work she has done and Clemson and in the bioengineering field.”

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Clemson Bioengineering Professor Receives 2009 Governor’s Award

Via Clemson University | March 24, 2009

Clemson professor and chairwoman of bioengineering Martine LaBerge is the recipient of the 2009 Governor’s Award for Scientific Awareness.

The award was established in 1985 by the Drug Science Foundation to honor individuals or teams in South Carolina whose achievements and contributions to science merit special recognition and promote wider awareness of the quality and extent of scientific activity around the state.

LaBerge’s research interests include the evaluation and characterization of natural and artificial surfaces used in the design of implants for orthopedic and vascular applications. She has established a highly productive research program at Clemson University that focuses on the friction, lubrication and wear of artificial knee joints. She has more than 200 technical publications

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