Richard Skalak

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Richard Skalak
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Born February 5, 1923
New York City
Died August 17, 1997(1997-08-17) (aged 74)
San Diego, California
Fields Biomedical engineering
Institutions Columbia University

Richard Skalak (February 5, 1923 – August 17, 1997) was a pioneer in biomedical engineering. He is known for his groundbreaking work in the mechanics of blood flow, bone growth, white blood cell response to infections, and biological implications and responses to implants.[1][2] He won numerous significant scientific honors over his career, including election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1988.[3][4] He is the namesake of the ASME Richard Skalak Award.

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  1. ^ a b Skalak, T.C. (1999) A Dedication in Memoriam of Dr. Richard Skalak, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering 1, 1-18.
  2. ^ Richard Skalak, Bioengineer 74, The Record of Columbia University 23(2), 1997.
  3. ^ Hilchey, T. (1997) Richard Skalak, 74, Pioneer In Bioengineering, Is Dead, The New York Times.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Chien, S. (2001) Richard Skalak, Memorial Tributes of the National Academy of Engineering 9, 254-259.