Susan Thomas, PhD
Professor Thomas has made significant intellectual contributions and is a promising researcher in the biomaterials community. Her research program focuses on biomaterials and regenerative medicine with a focus on the interface of biotransport phenomena with biomaterials engineering in cancer therapy applications. As an independent investigator, Dr. Thomas has established a well-funded, multi-disciplinary research program in immunoengineering and has secured significant funding, as PI or co-PI, in excess of $4.3M going directly to her lab. She is an excellent teacher and advisor, recently awarded Georgia Tech’s Center for Teaching and Learning Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. Her ability to develop approaches that both probe basic hypotheses and develop new technology simultaneously, and to use these approaches is highly complementary and synergistic manners. Her research will have broad impact both in basic immunology and bioengineering and biomaterials science.