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Arthur J. Coury

University Distinguished Professor, Chemical Engineering
360 Huntington Avenue
313 Snell Engineering Center
Boston, MA 02115


  • MBA (1980), University of Minnesota, Business Administration
  • PhD (1965), University of Minnesota, Organic Chemistry
  • BS (1962), University of Delaware, Chemistry

Research & Scholarship Interests

Polymeric biomaterials for medical products such as implantable electronic devices, hydrogel-based devices and drug delivery systems
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Honors & Awards

  • 2013 University of Minnesota "Outstanding Alumni Award"
  • 2012 C. William Hall Award, Society for Biomaterials
  • 2012 Founders Award, Society for Biomaterials
  • 2012 "Pierre M. Galletti Award," American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • 2011 American Chemical Society Fellow
  • 2010 Induction on the University of Delaware "Wall of Fame"
  • 2009 Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • 2008 Biomaterials Science and Engineering Fellow
  • 2008 Recognized as one of "100 Notable People in the Medical Device Industry" by MD&DI magazine
  • 2007 Innovation and Technology Development Award of the Society for Biomaterials
  • 1998 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society, Fellow
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow
  • Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Fellow
  • European Society for Biomaterials, Member
  • International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology, Member
  • International Society of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, Member
  • Materials Research Society, Member
  • National Academy of Engineering, Elected Member
  • Society for Biomaterials, U.S.A., Member
  • Tissue Engineering Society, North America, Member

Selected Publications

  • A. Coury, Forces and Imperatives in Translating Medical Concepts to the Marketplace, BE 502 “From Lab Bench to Marketplace” Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • A. Coury, Issues in Translation of Advanced Composites from the Bench to the Medical Marketplace, MRS Conference, Boston, MA, 2013
  • A. Coury, Progress in the Prevention of Tissue Adhesions, Tenth International Symposium on Frontiers in Biomedical Polymers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2013
  • A. Coury, Organic Chemistry: Passport to a “Hybrid” Career, Presentation to Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, upon Receipt of Distinguished Alumni Award, 2013
  • A. Coury, Technology, Service and Bucking Convention: A Prescription for a Rewarding Biomaterials Career, Transactions of Society for Biomaterials, 2(3), 101S-110S, in conjunction with receipt of  2013 C. William Hall Award, Boston, MA, 2013
  • A. Coury, P. Jarrett, Tissue Adhesives and Sealants for Surgical Applications, in Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices, Edited by Y.N. Zhou and M.D. Breyen (Woodhead Publishing Limited), 2013, 449-490
  • A. Coury, Tissue Engineering: Scope, Products, and Commercialization Strategies, Chapter 17, Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering: Biological Design, Materials, and Fabrication, Edited by Claudio Migliaresi and Antonella Motta, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), 2014, 614-625

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Northeastern had the highest number of presentations by faculty and students ever at the World Biomaterials Congress held in Montreal from May 17-22, 2016.

June 3, 2016

ChE Professor Art Coury has made several trips to China in the past few years to setup biomaterial/bioengineering collaborations.

September 2, 2015

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