Busse lectures continue to engage, challenge, and inspire

Dr. Allan Hoffman

Faculty, staff, alumni, and students were in attendance to hear 2017 Busse Lecturer, Dr. Allan Hoffman Professor Emeritus, Department of Bioengineering University of Washington, Seattle, deliver presentations on the “Update on PEG and PEGylation,” and the “History of Biomaterials & Medical Devices.”

Professor Hoffman studied at M.I.T., where he received his BS, MS, and ScD degrees in Chemical Engineering between 1949 and 1957. He taught on the faculty of the M.I.T. Chemical Engineering Department for a total of ten years. He has been Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle since 1970. Hoffman has been honored for his contributions to the field through professional activities and awards. He is retired but continues to actively teach and advise on research in the areas of biomaterials, smart polymers, hydrogels, drug delivery, affinity separations, and biomaterial surface modification.

Established in 1979 in honor of Dr. Louis W. Busse and his many contributions to the School of Pharmacy, his profession, and to pharmaceutical research, the Busse Lectureship is intended to bring speakers to the School of Pharmacy who have a fundamental research interest combined with a strong knowledge of the industrial pharmaceutical research environment. Speakers typically tailor one presentation for the scientific audience and a second toward the lay community.