DAVID W GRAINGER portrait
  • Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Chair, Biomedical Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics, Orthopaedic Surgery Operations
  • Adjunct Professor, Chemistry

Honors & Awards

  • International Award. European Society for Biomaterials, 12/13/2020
  • Daniels Fund “Ethics Initiative Leadership in Education” Award. Daniels Fund (USA), 10/10/2018
  • Invited named Tsinghua Xuetang Fellow Lecture, “Chemistry Impacts and Challenges in Modern Medical Technology,”. Tsinghua University, Department of Chemistry (China), 12/05/2017
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ exchange, dissemination, diverse lectures, research. Fulbright Foundation, 02/2016
  • Elected Fellow. Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars, University of Utah, 04/2011
  • 2010 Distinguished Graduate and Post Doctoral Scholar Mentor Award. University of Utah, 05/2010
  • Invited guest lectures, Technical University-Aachen, Germany. European Union Madame Curie Foundation, 09/16/2009
  • 15th Annual Fritz Straumann Prize lecture. AO Foundation, 12/13/2008
  • Elected Fellow. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2008
  • Inducted Honorary Fellow. International Union of the Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2008
  • Clemson Award for Basic Research in Biomaterials. Society for Biomaterials, 05/2007
  • “Excellence in Pharmaceutics” Award. PhRMA Foundation, 09/2005
  • "Teacher of the Year" (university-wide, student elected). Colorado State University Alumni Association, 04/2003

Affiliations

  • Tissue Engineering for Drug Development, Switzerland (TEDD), Member, Scientific Advisory Board, 09/2012 - 12/31/2016
  • Utah-Inha Joint Center for Research in Drug Delivery Systems, Song-do, Korea (U&IDDS), Member, Board of Directors, 09/2008 - 05/2016
  • EMPA (Swiss National Metrology Research Institute), Switzerland (EMPA), Member, International Advisory Board, 10/2007 - 12/31/2015
  • Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Charité-Berlin, Germany (BCRT), Member, Scientific Advisory Board, 08/2007 - 12/31/2016
  • University of Wisconsin NSF MRSEC “Nanostructured Interfaces” (UW-MRSEC), Member, Scientific Advisory Board, 08/2006 - 03/2018

In the Media

Professional Service

  • Dutch Kidney Foundation. Role: reviewer. Proposal Reviewer. 03/12/2020 - 03/20/2020
  • 2018 Global Opportunities and Partnering Event for Innovative Medical Electronics and Medical Imaging. Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. Role: Panel member. “Barriers to translating biomedical technology,” . 11/28/2018 - 11/28/2018
  • Research Corporation (Tucson, AZ). Role: Reviewer. Proposal peer review. 05/2016 - 05/2016
  • Biointerface International, Zürich, Switzerland. Role: Co-organizer. Symposium Co-organizer, Session Chair, Panel Member, International Conference. 02/2016 - present
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Role: member. Panel member, research proposal peer review . 02/2016 - 04/2016
  • CURAM . Role: Scientific Advisory Board. • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Centre for Research in Medical and Drug Delivery Devices R&D Consortium (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland . 01/15/2016 - present
  • Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Role: Member. Scientific Advisory Committee. 01/01/2016 - present
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH). Role: NIBIB Council Member. National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). 01/01/2016 - 02/01/2021
  • Elsevier. Role: Co-Editor. Comprehensive Biomaterials (>3000 pages, 270 chapter compendium of Biomaterials, largest ever assembled). 09/2015 - 06/2016
  • University of Wisconsin. Role: critical analysis of research and scholarly deliverable. Member. Scientific Advisory Board, NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. 02/25/2015 - 03/20/2015
  • Translate! Role: Co-organizer, Session Chair, Speaker. Professional research conference. biennial professional research conference, Berlin, Germany. 03/02/2014 - present
  • AO Foundation (Switzerland non-profit biomedical research foundation). Role: Chair. AO Research Review Committee. 01/01/2014 - present
  • Global Pharmaceutics Education Network. Role: Workshop speaker. Workshop on “Barriers to absorption of nanotechnologies”, Melbourne, Australia. 11/27/2012 - 11/27/2012
  • Tissue Engineering for Drug Development (TEDD). Role: Member. Scientific Advisory Board . 03/2012 - 12/31/2016
  • Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews. Role: Special topics issue editor/organizer. editorial board member. 01/01/2012 - present
  • Journal of Controlled Release. Role: review 10 manuscript/year. Editorial board member. 01/01/2012 - present
  • European Cells and Materials Journal. Role: review 10 manuscripts per year. Editorial Board. 01/01/2012 - present
  • Utah-Inha Joint Center for Research in Drug Delivery Systems, Song-do, Korea. Role: Member. Board of Directors . 03/2009 - 05/2016
  • Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Charité-Berlin. Role: Member. Scientific Advisory Board . 04/2008 - 12/31/2016
  • Univ. Wisconsin NSF MRSEC “Nanostructured Interfaces”. Role: Member. Scientific Advisory Board . 03/2008 - present
  • Thesinge Biofilms Conference. Role: Symposium co-organizer. Biennial Professional Research Conference on Biofilms and Infection, The Netherlands. 03/03/2000 - present

Internal Service

  • MD-PhD Steering Committee. Member, 01/15/2019 - present. University service.
  • Investigational Committee, Office of Research Integrity, Vice President for Research. Member, 01/17/2018 - 06/20/2018. University service.
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering. Chair, 01/03/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Nominations Committee, University Distinguished Faculty . Member, 02/2016 - 02/13/2019. University service.
  • CSTEC@Utah (Cell Sheet Tissue Engineering Center), Health Sciences. Co-Director, 04/2015 - present. University service.

Outreach

  • Lecture: “Responsible conduct, reproducibility and ethical issues in research”, Graduate Women of Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah. 01/28/2020 - 01/28/2020
  • Invited keynote lecture to 800 high school student attendees, “From Spokane to a Life Well-Lived”, Spokane Youth Scholars Annual Awards Banquet, Spokane, WA. 04/14/2018 - 04/14/2018
  • Invited public lecture: “Science accuracy and reproducibility: heads in the sky or in the sand?”, RIKEN Institute, Saitama, Japan. 02/07/2018 - 02/07/2018
  • Invited workshop speaker, “How to write a manuscript: an editor’s assessment”, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China. 12/03/2017 - 12/03/2017
  • Short-course instructor, “Silver as a modern therapeutic”; “Clinical assessment of nanomedicines”, “Oral Delivery of Particle Drugs”, “Combination Devices”, Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. 11/28/2017 - 11/30/2017
  • Expert panel and moderator, “Translating antimicrobial technologies for clinical use,” Center for Advanced Studies, Oslo, Norway. 07/07/2017 - 07/07/2017
  • Expert panel: “Addressing the impasse in antimicrobial technology translation,” 4th Stevens Conference on Biofilms, Hoboken, NJ. 06/15/2017 - 06/15/2017
  • “Nanomedicine: What’s in a name?”, NanoTechnology Program Retreat invited speaker, University of Utah. 05/08/2017 - 05/08/2017
  • Lecture: “Publication ethics”, New Zealand Controlled Release Society Workshop, Auckland, New Zealand . 06/01/2016 - 06/01/2016
  • Lecture: “Funding models in start-up companies”, New Zealand D4 (Drugs Devices, Diagnostics, Development) Student Innovation Workshop, Univ. Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 05/22/2016 - 05/22/2016
  • Lecture: “Models for University-Business relations in technology transfer”, Dunedin Chamber of Commerce, Dunedin, New Zealand . 05/13/2016 - 05/13/2016
  • Lecture:“Personal experience with university-business technology transfer”, Dunedin Entrepreneur’s Breakfast meeting, New Zealand. 03/16/2016 - 03/16/2016
  • Lecture: “University inventors: Students, Faculty, and Staff”, Otago Audacious Innovation Programme, Dunedin, New Zealand . 03/2016 - 03/2016
  • "Hydrogels in Medical applications,” Graduate Biomaterials course, Chalmers University, Sweden. 12/09/2015 - 12/09/2015
  • Alta Club lecture: "Utah's history with the total artificial heart". 04/17/2014 - 04/17/2014