Joyce Y. Wong, PhD



ARROWS Inaugural Director

Joyce Y. Wong, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Boston University

Dr. Joyce Wong is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, and an Inaugural College of Engineering Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Boston University. She received her PhD from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. She is the Inaugural Director of a Boston University Provost Initiative launched in 2014 promoting women in STEM at all levels: ARROWS (Advance, Recruit, Retain & Organize Women in STEM). Her research is in the area of developing biomaterials to detect and treat disease. Some of her projects include bioengineered patches for congenital heart defects in pediatric patients and design of theranostic agents to detect and treat cardiovascular disease.

Awards she has received include a NSF CAREER Award, Clare Boothe Luce Professorship, and Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. She was Chair of the 2011 Gordon Research Conference in Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering. Dr. Wong is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and a AAAS Fellow. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Biomedical Engineering Society, as Volume Organizer of the Materials Research Society Bulletin, and currently serves as co-chair of AIMBE Women and as a member on the Council of TERMIS-AM (Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine International Society – Americas). To date, she has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications; her trainees include 19 PhDs and 13 postdoctoral fellows who have positions ranging from academia to industry to policy. She is currently on the advisory board and editorial board of numerous journals and in 2017 became Associate Editor of Biomedical Materials. In 2017 she was awarded the highest honor in the College of Engineering at Boston University, the Charles DeLisi Distinguished Lecturer.

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