Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 94) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995) and in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1997; Ph.D., 2000). He is currently the Art Zafiropoulo Chair and Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, but has also been a professor at Purdue and Brown Universities. Prof. Webster has graduated/supervised over 212 students and has published over 733 peer-reviewed articles. He has formed over a dozen companies with numerous FDA approved implants. Prof. Webster currently co-directs 4 centers and is a fellow is 9 different societies. He has appeared on numerous media outlets including the recent special ‘Year Million’ on National Geographic talking about the future of medicine and science.