Nominations 2023

Nominations 2023

Nominations for new Fellows must be done online at by two ESB members in good standing.

Approved candidates will be inducted at a Ceremony during the World Biomaterials Congress 2024.

Procedure for nomination of IUSBSE fellows

The procedure for proposal of candidates for IUSBSE fellowship by the European Society for Biomaterials Council Committee is based on the following criteria:

  • 1. The proposed candidate must be a member in good standing of the European Society for Biomaterials.
  • 2. The proposed candidate needs to be/have been a member of the European Society for Biomaterials for at least five years in the past ten years.
  • 3. The proposed candidate must have participated to at least five annual conferences of the European Society for Biomaterials and/or World Biomaterials Congresses in the past ten years.
  • 4. The proposed candidate must have contributed significantly to the knowledge in the field of biomaterials through basic, experimental, industrial and/or clinical research (attested by a strong scientific track record in terms of scientific publications, other scientific communications, and patents).
  • 5. The proposed candidate must hold a leadership role in the field of biomaterials, as evidenced by a continuous productivity in biomaterials research, development, education, and administration.
  • 6. The candidate needs to be proposed by two members in good standing of the European Society for Biomaterials.
  • 7. The received proposals are evaluated by a Fellows Committee of the European Society for Biomaterials. The committee proposes a list of nominees to the Council. The selection will be made according to the criteria described in 1-5.
  • 8. The Council takes the final decision and sends official nomination of the selected candidates to the IUSBSE board.

The following information will be requested:

  • a. Names, addresses and affiliations of the two proposing ESB members.
  • b. Name, contact information (address, email, phone) and full details of the current professional affiliations of the nominated member (the candidate).
  • c. Citation. A 25-word description of the achievements and impact of the candidate. This will be used during the Induction Ceremony at WBC2024.
  • d. Research Narrative and Summary of Achievements: This part should be no longer that one page. It should describe the reason for the nomination of this candidate and provide objective data highlighting the most important contributions made. This is the most important part of the nomination package and should be prepared with care.
  • e. Description of Research: This part should be one page long. It should give a summary of the research activities of the candidate with appropriate reference to citations (section f).
  • f. Citations: No more than 20 most noteworthy scientific publications, other scientific communications, and patents in support of the research description in the “Research Narrative and Summary of Achievements”.
  • g. Curriculum Vitae of the candidate (maximum three pages and 10 Mb), as far as is known, including teaching/training, positions held, main field of professional activity, memberships of professional bodies, honours received, and a selected list of publications, other scientific contributions, and patents.

Time schedule

  • Deadline for proposals by ESB members: July 15, 2023
  • Final decision and nomination by the Council to be sent to IUSBSE: September 20, 2023

For any questions regarding nominations, please contact Prof. Abhay Pandit ( – Coordinator of the European Fellows Selection Committee.