​Cato T. ​Laurencin, MD, PhD

University of Connecticut Health Center


Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D. is the 8th University Professor in the University of Connecticut’s history. An International Fellow in Biomaterials Science and Engineering, he has received the Founders Award, the Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature, and the Technology Innovation and Development Award from the Society for Biomaterials. The Society for Biomaterials has named the Cato T. Laurencin Travel Fellowship in his honor. Professor Laurencin received his B.S.E. from Princeton, his Ph.D. from M.I.T., and his M.D. from Harvard. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine, and internationally he is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the African Academy of Sciences. He received the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award from President Clinton, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring from President Obama, and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, our nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, in ceremonies at the White House.