Presenting Professor Emeritus Allan S. Hoffman, Ph.D.

Friday, October 27, 2017

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RSVP by October 20

The 2017 Biomaterials Showcase and Hoffman Symposium honors the career accomplishments of UW Bioengineering Professor Emeritus Allan S. Hoffman.

The Hoffman Symposium annually recognizes Dr. Allan S. Hoffman, UW Bioengineering’s international ambassador for biomaterials. This year’s event, held in conjunction with UW BioE’s 50th anniversary, will feature an agenda of talks from prominent alumni and members of industry, student activities and the annual symposium — to be presented by Dr. Hoffman himself.

Joining UW’s faculty in 1970, Dr. Hoffman pioneered applications of temperature and pH-responsive polymers and hydrogels. His groundbreaking discoveries led to advances in the fields of drug delivery, diagnostic assay development and surface science.

Dr. Hoffman has published over 500 scientific papers, and is inventor or co-inventor on 273 patents and patent applications, many of which have been licensed to industry. His numerous international awards
include the Controlled Release Society Foundation Award and the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal. Learn more about Dr. Hoffman.

For more information about the event, stay tuned to our website or contact Shirley Nollette, assistant to the chair, at or (206)685-2022.