Professor Molly Stevens

Biomaterials Professor Receives Mid-Career Researcher Award 2022 | Imperial News

Professor Molly Stevens received the Mid-Career Researcher Award 2022 from the Materials Research Society.

The Materials Research Society Mid-Career Researcher Award, presented by Aldrich Materials Science, recognizes outstanding achievements in materials research made by mid-career professionals.

Professor Stevens received the award for her research on innovative bio-sensing nanomaterial technologies for point-of-care disease diagnostics.

Revolutionary research

Professor Stevens’ research focuses on the study of biomedical materials and regenerative medicine. His multidisciplinary research balances the investigation of fundamental sciences with the development of technology to address some of the major health challenges.

Professor Stevens’ research was instrumental in elucidating the interfaces of biomaterials. Materials research company

Professor Stevens has created a broad portfolio of design biomaterials for applications in disease diagnostics and regenerative medicine. His team is making groundbreaking advances in the field of diagnosis, working to develop ultra-sensitive nanomaterials for bio-sensing and at the same time manipulate what these materials can do.

Stevens Group’s point-of-care tests, including an HIV test, are designed to cost less than a dollar and work in conjunction with cell phones. In the process, the team hopes to democratize access to healthcare around the world.

Awards and acknowledgments

Professor Stevens is the Research Director for Biomedical Materials Sciences in the Materials Department of the Department of Bioengineering and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London.

She is one of the youngest Fellows of the UK Royal Society and is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering. Professor Stevens also holds a number of leadership positions, including Director of the UK’s Regenerative Medicine Platform “Smart Acellular Materials” Hub and Deputy Director of IRC EPSRC in Early-Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases.

Professor Stevens has received over 30 prestigious awards, including the Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal (2020), the Surfaces and Interfaces Award (Royal Society of Chemistry 2019), the Rosalind Franklin Medal and Award (Institute of Physics, 2018) , the Harrison Medal (Royal Pharmaceutical Society, 2017) and the Imperial College President’s Award and Medal for Outstanding Research Team (2016). View the complete list on Stevens Group website.

It will be recognized at the MRS Spring Meeting 2022 in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the meeting, Professor Stevens will also deliver a lightning-fast speech “Designing Biomaterials to Repair the Body and Detect Disease First” and participate in a panel session with other award winners.

Adapted from a Materials Research Society press release.

Kayleigh Brewer

Kayleigh Brewer

Department of Materials


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