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Lewis named associate director for Penn State Center for Biodevices

Gregory Lewis, associate professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Penn State College of Medicine, will lead the Penn State Center for Biodevices as associate director. Lewis will continue in his role as the center’s leader for implantable devices research.

The center, established in 2020, aims to bridge the foundational science and clinical applications of biodevices with research into surgical devices, wearable devices, implantable devices and sensing and diagnostic devices. Penn State Center for Medical Innovation collaborates with the Center for Biodevices to help researchers move their innovations down the path of technology commercialization and into the lives of patients. Lewis’ research focuses on orthopedic biomechanics, with an emphasis on bone, joints and surgical procedures including fracture fixation and shoulder replacement.

“Much of today’s science and technological progress occurs at the interface of multiple disciplines,” said Lewis, who earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Penn State. “Penn State is a leader in many engineering fields based at University Park, and there is a wealth of clinical science expertise at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the College of Medicine. We believe the center can catalyze exciting opportunities for faculty, students and our partners to leverage the vast expertise across all Penn State campuses and increase Penn State’s leadership in these fields.”

As associate director, Lewis will work closely with the center’s industry advisory board with the goal of developing a structure for the center and industry to better collaborate in their research efforts. He is also pursuing opportunities to support the center through national funding agencies, as well as working to enhance cross-campus educational opportunities for Penn State students.

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