2023 Jensen Tissue Engineering Award Recipient
Antonios Mikos is awarded the highest award in TERMIS Global – the Jensen Tissue Engineering Award – for his work that has led to the development of novel orthopaedic, dental, cardiovascular, neurologic, and ophthalmologic biomaterials.
Title of Presentation: “Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering”
Antonios will be presented with a silver medallion and a monetary award of $25,000 USD at the 2023 TERMIS-AM conference that will be held in Boston, M.A. from April 11-14. During the awards ceremony, Dr. Mikos will also present an overview of his unparalleled research in biomaterials on April 12th from 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM in Salon E&F at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
Antonios G. Mikos is the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University. His research focuses on the synthesis, processing, and evaluation of new biomaterials for use as scaffolds for tissue engineering, as carriers for controlled drug delivery, as non-viral vectors for gene therapy, and as platforms for disease modeling. His work has led to the development of novel orthopaedic, dental, cardiovascular, neurologic, and ophthalmologic biomaterials. He is the author of over 690 publications and the inventor of 32 patents. Mikos is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Inventors, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Academia Europaea, and the Academy of Athens. He has been recognized by various awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-Americas, the Founders Award of the Society For Biomaterials, the Founders Award of the Controlled Release Society, the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal, and the Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecturer Award of the Biomedical Engineering Society. He is a Founding Fellow of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society and Past President of the Americas chapter of TERMIS. He is a Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Tissue Engineering.
The Jensen Tissue Engineering Award – a gift from Dr. Ole T. Jensen, a world-renowned oral surgeon and innovative businessman. The Jensen Tissue Engineering Award has been established “to recognize an individual (anywhere in the world) for sustained scientific contributions, translational impact towards clinical realization and professional distinction in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.” Anyone from the scientific community can be nominated, but, in order to be awarded with this prize, that person must become a member of TERMIS and be nominated by a TERMIS member.
The award will be issued annually during a TERMIS conference (Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe or World Congress). The location of the award issuance will be dependent on the location in which the award recipient resides. The award recipient is expected to give a presentation and must attend the TERMIS Chapter or World Congress conference to be presented with the award.
During the respective Chapter Conference (AM, AP or EU) or World Congress, the recipient of the Jensen Tissue Engineering Award will be presented with a silver medallion and a monetary award of $25,000 USD.
Ole T. Jensen Biography
Ole T. Jensen is an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon who sub-specialized in bone graft reconstruction for the maxillofacial region. He published 6 books on dental implants and bone grafting including the Sinus Bone Graft, Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis and The Osteoperiostial Flap.
He was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Craniofacial Tissue Engineering. He is section editor of Tissue Engineering in the Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Implants. He is the 2016 recipient of the Branemark Award of the Academy of Osseointegration. He is founding surgeon of Clearchoice Dental Implant Centers. He is Chairman of the Board of Ditron Dental Implants and Vice-Chairman of Nobio.com. He and his wife, Marty endowed the chair of Craniofacial Tissue Engineering at the University of Utah School of Dentistry. He and Marty have three children, Sverre, Autumn and Trygve, and 15 grandchildren.