David Castner, UW professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering, and director of the National ESCA and Surface Analysis center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO), has received the 2017 European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis (ECASIA) Award. ECASIA has been held every two years since 1985, and in 2017, will take place in Montpellier, France September 24-29. The conference covers all fields of surface analysis, including catalysis, biomaterials, corrosion and microelectronics. This year’s conference will focus on “Surface and Interface Analysis: the Link between Science and Technology.”

The ECASIA Award honors the outstanding scientific achievements of a researcher in the field of surface and interface analysis, either through their recent work or life-time engagement and impact upon the community. Dr. Castner, an attendee of ECASIA since 1995, is recognized for his excellence in the study, analysis and understanding of biological and biomaterial interfaces. He is the third recipient of the ECASIA Award, and the first from the United States.