Joel Collier

Duke University

Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Joel Collier is a Professor at Duke University in the Biomedical Engineering Department. His research focuses on designing novel biomolecular materials for modulating the immune system, with applications in immunotherapies, vaccines, and tissue repair.  He received his undergraduate degree in Materials Science from Rice University, his MSE in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. He has received awards including the NSF CAREER award and the 2015 Biomaterials Science Lectureship, he was Co-Chair of the 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, he is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE), and he was awarded the 2020 Lois and John L. Imhoff Distinguished Teaching Award from the Pratt School of Engineering of Duke University.  He is currently the Director of Doctoral Studies for Biomedical Engineering, he currently sits on the editorial advisory boards of Acta Biomaterialia, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, and Biomaterials Science, and he serves on the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council at the National Institutes of Health.