Dr. Samuel M. Hudson was educated at North Carolina State University and holds a doctorate in Fiber and Polymer Science (1981). He was then, a senior chemist with the DuPont Co.’s Pioneering Research Lab (1981-1987) at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, DE. While there, his research interests included the study of the biopolymers chitosan and the silk-like fibroin proteins. In 1987 he joined the faculty at the College of Textiles, NCSU, where he is presently Professor of Polymer and Color Chemistry. He cofounded and is Chief Scientific Officer of Karamedica, Inc. He is also on the scientific advisory board of Bolt Threads, Inc.
Chitosan has a number of bioactivities, including being a hemostatic and having antimicrobial properties, which makes it attractive for medical textile applications. Fibroins and chitosan have outstanding characteristics as structure forming materials. Dr. Hudson’s laboratory has developed a number of different physical forms of chitosan and more recently fibroin, by solution processing techniques. These forms include continuous filaments, pulp-like fibers (fibrids) and films. He has developed new solvent systems for cellulose, chitosan and fibroin. Presently, he is focused on the decontamination of chitosan, to allow its use for internal medical applications, such as an implantable hemostat, to control bleeding in laparoscopic surgeries.
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Professor and Chair, New Chemistry Unit.
Also Faculty at School of Advanced Materials (SAMat)
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific
Research (JNCASR), Bangalore.
Head of the Chair of Chemical Process Engineering (AVT.CVT). The core research field of the chair focuses on the development and application of membrane technology for current global challenges, particularly hybrid processes and electrochemical membrane reactors.
Full Professor, (Bio)artificial organs, Department
of Biomaterials Science and Technology, TechMed
institute – Faculty of Science and Technology,
University of Twente, The Netherlands
Along with an awesome team of experienced innovation managers, highly motivated digital developers and specialized experts at inpro, I try to contribute in making industrial engineering and production processes better and more efficient.
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