Jon Dobson is Professor of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida (UF), and was the Founding Director of the Institute for Cell and Tissue Science and Engineering (ICTSE) at UF.
He also holds an Honorary Professorship of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering at Keele University in the UK. Professor Dobson has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Florida, and a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH-Zurich. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), The Royal Society of Biology, The Royal Society of Medicine, and a past Royal Society of London Wolfson Research Merit Fellow.
In 2002, Professor Dobson was selected for the Wellcome Trust’s Sir Henry Wellcome Showcase Award, and in 2008 the UK Medical Research Council’s César Milstein Award. He has published ~200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and is one of the most highly cited authors in the field of biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles. He is also co-founder of three spin-off companies, and holds 10 patents, with 10 more pending.