Suzie Pun, the Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, has received the 2017 College of Engineering Faculty Award for Research. The Faculty Award for Research recognizes extraordinary contributions and dedication to research, support of diverse students in research, and innovative approaches in research, scholarship or creative activities. Awardees have a record of research contributions with a wide impact, and hold scholarly distinction through awards, membership in professional organizations, and/or invited lectures and papers.
Dr. Pun’s research focuses on developing bioinspired materials for medical applications. Her lab is developing door-opening technologies in drug delivery, innovations for macromolecule delivery to the central nervous system, injectable hemostatic polymers and materials for controlled modulation of the immune system for cancer treatment.