Professor Jeremy Gilbert, PhD

Clemson University

Wyss Endowed Chair of Professor


Jeremy L. Gilbert, Ph.D., is the Hansjörg Wyss Endowed Chair and Professor of Bioengineering at Clemson University and Director of the Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program.  He is past president of the Society For Biomaterials and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B: Applied Biomaterials.  Dr. Gilbert is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE) and a Fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE).  He is a member of the Medical Devices Committee in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration and provides consulting services to a range of medical device companies.  Dr. Gilbert’s research focus is on orthopedic biomaterials, specifically metallic biomaterials, their interaction with the body environment and the interplay between metal surface corrosion processes (electrochemistry) and cell and protein interactions.  Dr. Gilbert is internationally known for his work on tribocorrosion of modular tapered junctions in total joint replacements, understanding the role of reduction reactions on biocompatibility and has developed over 14 patents, many related to the application of electrochemical principles to the control and monitoring of metallic implant surfaces for diagnostic and therapeutic effects.  His early and ongoing contributions to understanding Mechanically Assisted Crevice Corrosion have helped to define this current field of study in Orthopedic Biomaterials.