The organization gave Rege its New Investigator Award at the society's recent annual national meeting.
Rege is an associate professor of chemical engineering in the
Hasan is a professor of dermatology at the
Rege has made notable progress with photothermal nanomaterials, using them with polymers and polypeptides to repair body tissues.
His research findings have major implications for repair and regeneration of ruptured intestines, colorectal tissue and the repair of skin and eye injuries, Hasan said.
He is using nanomaterials - gold nanorods - with optical properties that convert light into heat, which can be used to seal together body tissues to help repair the impacts of surgery. He has also used the photothermal properties of gold nanorods to trigger a process that is being shown to kill cancer cells.
Rege is co-editor of a book that is having an impact on efforts to advance nanobiotechnology research, and is editing a new book that is expected to be a significant reference for researchers using nanotechnology along with cellular and molecular engineering to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.
His work has attracted funding from the
In 2010, Rege also won the Young Investigator Award from the
In nominating Rege for the
In addition, a number of high school students Rege has mentored have won awards at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair.
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