Dec. 20, 2016

Singh honored as top young investigator by biomaterials society

Ankur Singh

Ankur Singh, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Biomaterials.

Singh will receive the award during the opening ceremony of the society’s annual meeting – April 4-8, 2017, in Minneapolis – and then deliver a plenary talk.

The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of biomaterials research within 10 years of receiving their terminal degree (Ph.D. or equivalent). The award includes a cash prize and consideration for publication of a paper in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research or Applied Biomaterials.

Singh, a recent recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award from the Division of Material Research, directs the Immunotherapy and Cell Engineering Laboratory at Cornell. His research effort centers on creating functional “living” tissues to communicate dynamically with the human immune and cancer cell to study and manipulate their behavior.

His laboratory develops biomaterials and applies fundamental principles of tissue and material mechanics, fluid mechanics and cell engineering, and integrates with fundamental concepts of immunology and pathology.

Singh is chair of the Immune Engineering Special Interest Group at the Society for Biomaterials.