December 12, 2014
Election to Fellow is an honor bestowed upon by their peers, and the award is giving based on the recipient’s scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
The honor recognizes Harley’s achievements for outstanding contributions to the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering. Harley’s research focuses on developing advanced biomaterials that replicate the dynamic, spatially varying environments found in the body. Harley and his group are creating biomaterials to regenerate musculoskeletal tissues after injury and to study the onset, growth and treatment of diseases such as cancer.
Harley earned his Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006 and joined the Illinois faculty in 2008. Harley is a core faculty member at the Institute for Genomic Biology and is affiliated with the departments of bioengineering and of materials science and engineering, and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at Illinois.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes 254 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million people. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, and science education.
To read about the other Illinois AAAS Fellows: http://news.illinois.edu/news/14/1125AAAS_2014fellows.html