Chandra P. Sharma Award

Dr. Chandra P. Sharma was recognized by the Society with a distinguished Scientist award (1991) and the award subsequently is known as Chandra P. Sharma Award. Society recognizes the distinguished scientists working in the area of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs time to time with Chandra P. Sharma Award. Prof. James Kirkpatrick, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz; and Senior Professor, University Medical Center, Goethe University of Frankfurt has been selected for the Chandra P. Sharma Award 2019 in recognition of his outstanding contributions in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs. He will receive the Award and delivery a plenary lecture during the BioTERM 2019 at IIT Kanpur.

The award winners have been Late Professor P.K. Bajpai (1992) University of Dayton (USA); Mr. H. Vijayakumar (1994) SIDD Life Sciences, Chennai, India; Professor Erhan Piskin (1997), Hacettepe University, Turkey; Dr. Hideharu Shintani (1999), National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan; Professor Victor I. Sevastianov, (2000) Russian Research Centre for Biomaterials for Artificial Organs, Russia; Professor Subrata Saha, (2001), SUNY, USA; Professor Allan S. Hoffman (2002), University of Washington, USA; Dr. Leo Vroman (2003), Downstate Medical, USA; Professor Xingdong Zhang (2004), Sichuan University, China; Professor Robert E. Baier (2005), SUNY at Buffalo, USA, Dr. Avi Domb (2006), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Late Professor Larry L. Hench (2007) University Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Florida Institute of Technology, USA; Professor David F. Williams (2008), Editor in Chief, Biomaterials; Professor Buddy D. Ratner (2009), University of Washington, Seattle, USA; Professor Young Ha Kim (2010), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea; Professor Yasuhiko Tabata (2011), Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan; Professor Sung Wan Kim (2012), University of Utah, USA; Professor Myron Spector (2013), Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA; Professor Seeram Ramakrishna (2014), Center for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology, NUS, Singapore; Professor John A. Ramshaw (2015), Chief Scientist, CSIRO Australia; Professor John L. Brash (2016), McMaster University, Canada; Professor Gilson Khang (2017), Chonbuk National University, South Korea and Professor Ashutosh Chilkoti (2018), Duke University, USA.-->

Award Citation

Professor Charles James Kirkpatrick- Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany was selected by the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India) for the Chandra P. Sharma Award 2019 in recognition of his distinguished contributions in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs with major focus of research towards Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering. Particularly his recognized contributions were towards modern methods of cell and molecular biology to study how biomaterials affect cell function, and the use of classical in situ methods of pathology to study the cellular and tissue reaction to implanted materials, including nanoparticles.

Charles James Kirkpatrick has a triple doctorate in science and medicine (MD, PhD, DSc) from the Queen’s University of Belfast (N. Ireland). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), London and has both honorary and visiting professorships in China, Singapore and Sweden. He is a founding fellow in three major international societies, namely, Fellow of Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE) of the IUS-BSE (International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science & Engineering) (1996), Fellow of EAMBES (European Alliance of Medical & Biological Engineering & Science) (2012), and Fellow of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (FTERM) of the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) (2012). He is author/coauthor of 510 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has been cited more than 16.900 times, with an h-index of 56 (Web of Science). He is a former President of both the German Society for Biomaterials (2001-2005) and the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB, 2002-2007). In 2008 he received the ESB’s George Winter Award and in 2010 he was awarded the Chapman Medal from the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, London, UK for distinguished research in the field of biomedical materials. In 2012 Dr. Kirkpatrick was awarded the Silver Medal & Haughton Lectureship from the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (Section of Bioengineering) and the McGowan Institute Distinguished Lectureship, University of Pittsburgh, USA. Since 2013 he is an Honorary Member of the German Society for Biomaterials, and in 2014 he received the TERMIS-EU Career Achievement Award (TERMIS congress in Genova, Italy).

Nominations for FBAO fellowship

Nominations are invited from the members of the SBAOI for the fellowship (FBAO) which will be awarded during the BioTERM 2019 at IIT Kanpur from November 28 to December 1, 2019. The last date for submitting the nomination is fixed as March 31, 2019. Nominations should contain (1) a Formal Application describing the contribution to the Society (one page), (2) a CV with full details of the publication list/patents/technology commercialized/products developed and (3) one support letter from any Fellows of SBAOI. Please note that the award is through nomination only.

On careful evaluation of the nominations received, and by the recommendation of the College of Fellows, the FBAO award Selection Committee elected the following members for the Fellow – Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (FBAO) for the year 2019. The fellows will be recognized during inaugural function of BioTERM 2019.

Prof. Ashok Kumar

Endowed Chair Professor

Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

In recognition to his remarkable contributions to the development of supermacroporous cryogels based novel biomaterials for bone tissue engineering applications, as evident from prolific publication record, technology development, patents; and contribution to society activities.

Prof. Rinti Banerjee


Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

In recognition to her significant contributions to develop a spectrum of nanostructured biomaterial platforms for drug delivery and therapeutics, including cancer treatment.

Prof. Lakshmi S. Nair

Associate Professor

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Connecticut, USA

In recognition to her outstanding contributions in clinical translational research on injectable hydrogels for musculoskeletal treatment and contributions to society’s overseas activities.

MAHE "Young Scientist Award"

The MAHE "Young Scientist Award" has been constituted for the best paper presented by a scientist/academic faculty during the national conferences of the Society. There is an age limit of 40 years for competing for MAHE "Young Scientist Award".

Bajpai-Saha "Student Award"

The Bajpai-Saha "Student Award" is for the best student paper presented during the national conferences of the Society. The students should be registered for any of the regular courses i.e. Ph.D., MSc, MS, B.Tech etc. Research Associates and Post Doctoral Fellows cannot apply for the student award.

Poster Award

Best poster awards will be selected by a jury of experts and awarded during the closing ceremony.