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Arthur J. Coury

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


Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Spring 2014.


  • 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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Department Research Areas

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

Related News

May 15, 2018

The first International Conference on Biomaterials and Chemical Biology was hosted at Northeastern University by the Department of Chemical Engineering. Collaborative research in these disciplines has the potential to advance the field of biomaterials in a unique way and lead to new discoveries for better medicines and treatments. Additionally, Xingdong Zhang, Professor and Honorary Director of the National Engineering Research Center for Biomaterials at Sichuan University, was named University Distinguished Professor by Provost James Bean and Dean Nadine Aubry.

January 18, 2018

ChE affiliated faculty member, Dr. Mrityunjay Singh, will be honored at the 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites for “his long-term and outstanding contributions to science and technology of advanced ceramic materials and technologies, as well as his tireless efforts in mentoring students and young professionals, promoting and developing human network and collaborations among the materials community worldwide.”

October 23, 2017

ChE Professor Art Coury will speak at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD today. His Destinguished Speaker presentation is entitled, "Medical Product Translation: Concept to Market and...

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