Buddy Dennis Ratner ( born January 19, 1947 in New York City ) is an American chemist. He is a Professor of Chemistry and Bioengineering and Director of the Research Center for Biomaterials at the University of Washington ( University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials, UWEB ), and one of the leading researchers of the presence in the field of biomaterial science.
Buddy Ratner was born in 1947 in New York City in 1967 and earned a BS degree in chemistry at the local Brooklyn College. Five years later he earned his doctorate at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a thesis in the field of polymer chemistry. He then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington before he was Research Assistant Professor in 1975, four years later, research associate professor in 1984 and associate professor there. From 1985 to 1996 he was director of the National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems ( NESAC / BIO), a research and service unit at the University of Washington in the area of surface analysis. Since 1996 he funded by the National Science Foundation Research Center for Biomaterials at the university ( University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials, UWEB ).
The research interests of Buddy Ratner include the synthesis, modification and characterization of material surfaces for medical applications, tissue engineering and its application in the field of regenerative medicine, the synthesis and characterization of polymeric biomaterials and processes of wound healing and inflammation associated with implants. He is co-author of over 300 scientific publications and co-editor of the 2004 version in its second edition the standard work " Biomaterials Science. An Introduction to Materials in Medicine ". The International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering, the World Federation of Societies of biomaterial science, awarded him in 1996 the title of Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering. In 2002, he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.
- Surface Modification of Polymeric Biomaterials. Plenum Press, New York 1997
- Scanning Probe Microscopy of Polymers. American Chemical Society, Washington DC 1998
- Biomaterials Science. An Introduction to Materials in Medicine. Second edition. Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego 2004