Guillermo A. Ameer
Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Engineering and Technology
Dr. Ameer is the founding director of the Center for Advanced Regenerative Engineering (CARE) at Northwestern University. His research interests include regenerative engineering, biomaterials, additive manufacturing for biomedical devices, controlled drug delivery and bio/nanotechnology for therapeutics and diagnostics. Dr. Ameer’s laboratory pioneered the development and tissue regeneration applications of citrate-based biomaterials (CBB), the core technology behind the innovative bioresorbable orthopaedic tissue fixation devices CITREFIX, CITRESPLINE, and CITRELOCK, which were recently cleared by the F.D.A for clinical use and marketed worldwide. CBBs are the first thermoset synthetic polymers used for implantable biodegradable medical devices. The co-founder of several companies, Dr. Ameer has over 300 publications and conference abstracts and 65 patents issued and pending in 9 countries. His awards include the Key to the City of Panama, the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature, the SFB Technology Innovation and Development Award, the Chinese Association for Biomaterials Global Biomaterials Leadership Award, the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-North America Innovation and Commercialization Award, and the Bioactive Materials Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Ameer is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Fellow of the AIChE, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of the Materials Research Society, and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Ameer is a Deputy Editor for the AAAS journal Science Advances, Associate Editor for the Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine journal, a member of the board of directors of the Regenerative Engineering Society, and the 2023 chair of the AIMBE College of Fellows.