Prof. Gregory Payne

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Prof. Gregory Payne

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Tentative lecture title: Biofabricating the Interface Between Biology and Electronics

Gregory F. Payne received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1979 and 1981, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Michigan in 1984. After completing his Ph.D., he returned to Cornell to do post-doctoral work with Michael Shuler in biochemical engineering. In 1986 Prof. Payne joined the faculty of the University of Maryland where he is currently a Professor jointly-appointed in the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. His research is focused on biofabrication – the use of biological or biomimetic materials and mechanisms to confer structure and function to materials. Specifically, his group biofabricates using enzymes and biologically-derived polymers such as chitosan. Prof. Payne has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal papers, been awarded 9 US patents, served on the advisory board of numerous international symposia and study sections, and received the University of Maryland Regents Award for research, scholarship and creative activity. Currently, he spends 6 months per year in China where he is Guest Professor at Wuhan University and Chair Professor at East China University of Science and Technology