Susmita Bose, the Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

The society is the oldest chemical society in the world and includes more than 54,000 members. The fellow designation indicates an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences and a high level of accomplishment as a professional chemist.

Bose is known internationally for her work in using 3D printing technology to create bone-like materials and coatings for implants. Shehas conducted interdisciplinary research in chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering, including calcium phosphate-based bioceramics, surface modification of load bearing implants, drug delivery, and in vitro and in vivo bone cell material interactions.

With WSU since 1998, Bose has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the National Science Foundation. She was named a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of the Sciences and has received the Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering and the Richard M. Fulrath Awards. She has published more than 240 technical papers, including more than 200 journal articles, in the fields of bioceramics, bone tissue engineering, 3D printing, polymers, biomaterials, and drug delivery among other topics. Her works have been cited nearly 15,000 times.

Bose is also a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Materials Research Society, ASM International, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Ceramic Society as well as a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.