Nicholas A. Peppas, ScD

University of Texas at Austin


Nicholas Peppas is the Cockrell Family Distinguished Chair in Chemical, Biomedical Engineering, Pediatrics, Surgery and Pharmacy at UT Austin. Work in biomaterials, drug/protein delivery, tissue engineering and bionanotechnology blending modern molecular and cellular biology with engineering and materials. Member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE Founders Award 2012), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors, and Academies in France, Spain, Greece. Past President of IUSBSE, SFB and CRS. Peppas holds a Dipl. Eng. from the NTU of Athens (1971), a Sc.D. from MIT (1973), honorary doctorates from the Universities of Ghent, Parma, Athens, Patras,Ljubljana, NTU Athens and Santiago de Compostela, and honorary professorships from Sichuan Univ, Peking Union Medical College, and PLA Medical School, China.