NJIT Board of Overseers Award - Michael Jaffe





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Professor Jaffe is a research professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Director of the Medical Device Concept Laboratory. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the Hoechst Celanese Corporation, which he joined upon completion of his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1967. His work has focused on understanding the structure-property relationships of polymers and related materials, the application of biological paradigms to materials design and the translation of new technology to commercial reality. He is a past chairman of the U.S. Policy Committee for IUPAC, a member of the ACS Committee on Science and an editor of the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics. He is a past member of the National Materials Advisory Board, is a past chairman of the Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society and has served on panels of the NSF, DOD, DOE, NASA and NIST. He has authored more than 70 technical publications, ten book chapters and 15 patents. He is a fellow of IUPAC, AAAS, PMSE and NATAS and was the recipient of the 1995 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award presented by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey.

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