Susmita Bose, the Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair and professor in Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society.

Materials Research Society (MRS) fellows are members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research. The maximum number of new fellow appointments each year is limited to 0.2 percent of the current MRS regular membership.

Bose was selected for her extraordinary scientific contributions toward hard tissue replacement using innovative hard ceramics and coatings, as well as advanced manufacturing techniques using 3D printing and for contributions toward materials education.

Bose joined WSU in 1998. In 2002, she received the  Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers from the National Science Foundation. Bose was named a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of the Sciences in 2006. In 2009, she received the  Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering Award, and the Richard M. Fulrath Award in 2014 from the American Ceramic Society.

In 2017, Bose was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.  In that same year, she was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences.  In 2016, Bose received the Excellence Award from the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine. Bose is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Ceramic Society.  In 2015, Bose was named as Life Science Innovation Northwest Women to Watch honoree by the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association.

Bose is an editorial board member for several international journals. She has published more than 220 technical papers, including more than 180 journal articles. She holds seven patents and seven are currently pending at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Bose’s group research on 3D-printed bone tissue engineering scaffolds with controlled chemistry has been featured by the AP, BBC, NPR, CBS, MSNBC, ABC, and many other television, radio stations, magazines and news sites around the world.

The MRS Fellows will be recognized on April 4 as part of the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.