Georgia Tech Professor Andrés J. García, director of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. One of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine, election to NAM recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
García is the third person from Georgia Tech and the second director of the Petit Institute to receive the honor. Susan Margulies, former chair of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, was elected last year, and Bob Nerem, founding director of the Petit Institute, was elected in 1992… Continue reading.
Four Georgia Tech engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. Faculty members Andrés García and Glaucio Paulino, as well as alumni Christopher Jones and Roger Krone, join 103 new members and 23 international members based on their outstanding contributions to engineering.
Andrés García is a Regents’ Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the Executive Director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience, as well as the Petit Director’s Chair in Bioengineering and Bioscience. García’s research efforts focus on integrating innovative engineering, materials science, and cell biology concepts and technologies to generate novel insights into the regulation of adhesive forces and using those insights to develop cell-instructive adhesive materials for tissue repair in regenerative medicine applications. Garcia’s work has led to multiple biomaterials innovations, which were recognized when he was recently named a Fellow of the National Academy of Innovators… Continue reading.