UW Bioengineering Professor Emeritus Allan Hoffman will receive two prestigious awards recognizing his contributions to the field of biomaterials. Dr. Hoffman is known is an international “ambassador for biomaterials.” He pioneered applications of temperature and pH-responsive intelligent polymers and hydrogels in the fields of drug delivery, diagnostic assays and biologically-active and non-fouling polymer surfaces.  Dr. Hoffman joined the UW faculty in 1970.

Dr. Hoffman will receive a special Controlled Release Society (CRS) Award from the CRS Foundation in July 2016 at the CRS Annual Meeting in Seattle. The 2016 Allan Hoffman CRS Foundation Award is intended to raise travel funds for students to cover part or all of their travel expenses to attend CRS meetings. Learn more about the 2016 Allan Hoffman CRS Foundation Award. 

Dr. Hoffman will also receive the 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award of the Acta Materialia at the 2017 Society for Biomaterials meeting in Minneapolis. The award is given annually for excellence in research and development in the field of biomaterials. Dr. Hoffman will become the 10th recipient of the award. He is also the second UW Bioengineering faculty member to receive the award; Professor Buddy Ratner received the award in 2009. Learn more about the Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award.