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Director and Professor, SBME

Michael Detamore

2016 - Founding Director, Stephenson Chair and Professor
of Biomedical Engineering, and Courtesy Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma

Ph.D.   Bioengineering (2004) Rice University
B.S.     Chemical Engineering (2000) University of Colorado at Boulder

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Michael Detamore is the Founding Director, Professor, and Stephenson Chair #1 of the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.  He earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D. in bioengineering from Rice University with Kyriacos Athanasiou.  He spent 12 years at the University of Kansas as a professor in the Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering before moving to the University of Oklahoma.

He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the Coulter Foundation Translational Research Award, and was a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at NUI Galway in Ireland in 2011.  He is a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Society.  His primary research interest is regenerative medicine, including biomaterials and stem cells.  Regenerative medicine efforts include spinal cord injury, but focus primarily on bone and cartilage regeneration, including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), knee, cranium, and trachea, with a particular focus on translational regenerative medicine.  He has published over 130 papers, and has 12+ issued U.S. patents.  He has also given 85+ invited lectures around the world, including in the United States, Italy, Switzerland, Scotland, Ireland, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, India, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan.  In addition to his research, he enjoys teaching and has won numerous teaching awards.