Jack Lemons, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 1998
For contributions in the field of dental and orthopaedic biomaterials.

Biomaterials Science, 4th Edition

Via Society For Biomaterials | March 1, 2020


  • William Wagner, PhD
  • Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD
  • Guigen Zhang, PhD
  • Michael J. Yaszemski, MD, PhD

Founding Editors:

  • Buddy Ratner, PhD
  • Allan Hoffman, ScD
  • Frederick Schoen, MD, PhD
  • Jack Lemons, PhD


Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine, Fourth Edition, is the most comprehensive text on biomaterials science, from principles to applications. It provides a balanced, insightful approach to both the learning of the science and technology of biomaterials, acting as a key reference for practitioners involved in the applications of materials in medicine. In this new edition, there are key updates to reflect the latest relevant research in the field, particularly in applications in nanotechnology, robotic implantation, and biomaterials utilized in cancer research detection and therapy. Other additions include regenerative engineering, 3D printing, personalized medicine and organs on a chip.

Based on customer feedback, the new edition also features a consolidation of redundant material to ensure clarity and focus. Where appropriate, end-of-chapter exercises have been included with online solutions available… Learn more.

Jack Lemons 2014 Recipient of the Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award

Via University of Alabama at Birmingham | August 13, 2014

Jack Lemons, Ph.D., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry Division of Biomaterials, is the recipient of the 2014 Sam Brown Bridge Builder Award.

This annual award honors individuals who engage in interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts across campus in ways that embody the vision, character and bridge-building talents vital to the future of UAB.

Lemons’ academic career spans more than 40 years, most of which has been spent at UAB in various positions within the schools of Dentistry, Engineering and Medicine. He has been committed largely to student training and graduate education, serving on more than 300 graduate student dissertation, thesis and research committees; publishing more than 200 journal articles, almost all with student co-authors; contributing more than 600 presentations and abstracts at scientific meetings with student co-authors; and helping students he trained go on to become leaders in the medical device industry and biomedical companies, regulatory and standards agencies, clinical practice, academia, and business.