William L. Murphy
William L. Murphy, PhD, is the Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, and Director of the Forward BIO Institute at the University of Wisconsin. He has invented and developed multiple new classes of biomimetic materials inspired by the materials found in nature. Murphy’s research group has used new biomaterials to manufacture medical devices, human cells, and human tissues. These products are now being applied to emerging applications in tissue engineering. He has published more than 180 scientific manuscripts, 10 book chapters, and 2 books, filed over 50 patents, and co-founded multiple start-up companies. He has received awards that include the National Science Foundation Career Award, the Wisconsin Vilas Associate Award, the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, induction into the National Academy of Inventors and induction as a fellow in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.