Michael Buschmann, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2009
Discoveries and designs for fundamental understanding of articular cartilage biomechanics and for development of diagnostic instruments and therapeutics biomaterials.

Mason Welcomes New Bioengineering Chair and Eminent Scholar

Via George Mason University | August 22, 2017

Michael Buschmann joined George Mason University on Aug. 1 as Eminent Scholar and chair of the Department of Bioengineering.

His groundbreaking work in the field of tissue regeneration meant that Michael Buschmann was no stranger to tantalizing job offers.

But it was the vast possibilities he saw in George Mason University that captivated him most, convincing him to uproot and leave Montreal after a successful run of more than 20 years there.

“There are a lot of opportunities there,” said Buschmann, who, on Aug. 1, assumed his new duties as Eminent Scholar and chair of Mason’s Department of Bioengineering, will be a key part of Mason’s Institute for Biohealth Innovation. “The department is young and dynamic and very energetic in a lot of areas. It has a lot of opportunity for growth.”

The addition of Buschmann is a major coup for Mason as it seeks to better its burgeoning status among the ranks of nation’s elite research institutions. Buschmann first established his multidisciplinary research program at Ecole Polytechnique in 1994, focusing on the use of biomaterials to repair damaged knee joints and to deliver a new class of drugs based on the genetic information in RNA… Continue reading.