(Anseth, Kristi - 2019) -- Fellows uri icon



  • The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today that CU Boulder Professor Kristi Anseth has been elected to its 2019 class. Anseth is among more than 200 individuals selected this year for their exceptional achievements in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy and the public sector.
    Anseth earned her doctorate in chemical engineering from CU Boulder in 1994 and joined the faculty in 1996. Her research focuses on developing novel biomaterials for human health and advancing regenerative medicine to help prevent, treat or reverse disease and injury.
    “Kristi Anseth has been on the forefront of biomaterials research for the past two decades,” said Charles Musgrave, chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. “Her pioneering work has led the field by applying the principles of chemical engineering to the development of engineered tissues that could someday be key technologies in regenerative medicine. Her election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is another well-deserved recognition of her many contributions to this important field of research.”
    Anseth joins at least 30 current or former CU Boulder faculty members in the Academy and is the first from the College of Engineering and Applied Science to be inducted.
    “Kristi Anseth’s scholarship exemplifies the significant impact that an engineer can have on society,” said Dean Bobby Braun of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. “Her election to the Academy is a well-deserved honor that reflects her commitment to reaching for answers to hard questions and harnessing technology to improve people’s lives.”

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  • 2019