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Professor William Bonfield from the University of Cambridge was awarded by the Honorary Degree of the University of Turku. Professor Bonfield is the one of the most eminent biomaterials scientist in the world and he is member of the Royal Society. He has made significant contributions to the field of science as founder and editor-in-chief of scientific journals, lecturer and in promoting commercialization of biomaterials. His contribution for biomaterials research activity at the University of Turku started in early 1990´s when the research of bioactive glass became main topic of the Turku biomaterials research. Since then, he has supported and directed e.g. development bioactive composite materials based on Turku origin components.

Degree Ceremonies were taken place in May 2011 and Professor Bonfield gave Studia Generalia lecture on Thu 26 of May in the Osmo Järvi Auditorium. Program.

 

 

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Professor William Bonfield CBE, DSc, FRS, FREng, FMedSci, FIMMM, FInstP, FRSC, FIPEM, FBSE

Professor William Bonfield is Emeritus Professor of Medical Materials in the University of Cambridge. He is internationally recognised for his pioneering research contributions to biomaterials for medical devices, with awards including the Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Gold Medal, the Royal Society Armourers and Brasiers Company Medal, the Kelvin Medal, the European Society for Biomaterials George Winter Award, the Japanese Society for Biomaterials Medal, the Institute of Materials Grifiths Medal and Chapman Medal, the UK Society for Biomaterials President's Prize and the Acta Metallurgica H.H. Holloman Award. In 2009 Professor Bonfield received the Award of Merit in Biomedical Engineering, the premier prize of the International Union for Physical Sciences and Engineering in Medicine. Professor Bonfield's exceptional interdisciplinary contribution has been recognised by his election to three UK National Academies, namely as a Fellow of the Royal Society(FRS), a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering(FREng) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences(FMedSci).

Professor Bonfield was educated at Imperial College,receiving in 1958 a BSc(Eng)degree with First Class Honours, the Perry Memorial Medal for distinction in Mathematics and Mechanics and the Bessemer Medal for distinction in Metallurgy, followed by a PhD in 1961 on the deformation of germanium single crystals. He then worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Honeywell Research Centre in Minneapolis, before returning to the UK in 1968 as Reader in Materials Science at Queen Mary College. Subsequently he became Professor of Materials(1974), with terms as Head of the Department of Materials, Chairman of the School of Engineering and Dean of Engineering. At Queen Mary, he created and became Director in 1991 of the University of London Interdisciplinary Research Centre(IRC)in Biomedical Materials, which was the first of its kind in the UK. In 1999, Professor Bonfield was elected as Professor of Medical Materials in the University of Cambridge, where he established and directed the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials and the Pfizer Institute of Pharmaceutical Materials Science.

Professor Bonfield was educated at Imperial College,receiving in 1958 a BSc(Eng)degree with First Class Honours, the Perry Memorial Medal for distinction in Mathematics and Mechanics and the Bessemer Medal for distinction in Metallurgy, followed by a PhD in 1961 on the deformation of germanium single crystals. He then worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Honeywell Research Centre in Minneapolis, before returning to the UK in 1968 as Reader in Materials Science at Queen Mary College. Subsequently he became Professor of Materials(1974), with terms as Head of the Department of Materials, Chairman of the School of Engineering and Dean of Engineering. At Queen Mary, he created and became Director in 1991 of the University of London Interdisciplinary Research Centre(IRC)in Biomedical Materials, which was the first of its kind in the UK. In 1999, Professor Bonfield was elected as Professor of Medical Materials in the University of Cambridge, where he established and directed the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials and the Pfizer Institute of Pharmaceutical Materials Science.

 

 

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