Elizabeth J. Brisbois, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Designs materials for medical devices using human body molecules

Telephone: 706-542-1243


Riverbend Research Laboratories South
220 Riverbend Road
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Therapeutic delivery and medical device materials are needed to prevent severe complications such as thrombosis, inflammation, and infection for cardiovascular, pulmonary, diabetes, and dental related patient care. Brisbois is intent on finding a better way. Her research focuses on the design and development of novel therapeutics and medical device materials using molecules that exist in our bodies to enhance compatibility and reduce complication.


Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Michigan, 2014
M.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan, 2010
B.S., Chemistry, Concordia University, Seward, NE, 2008
B.S.Ed., Secondary Education, Concordia University, Seward, NE, 2008

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, School of Chemical, Materials & Biomedical Engineering, 2020 - present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, 2017-2020
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014-2017

Areas of Specialty

  • Antimicrobial and Hemocompatible Interfaces
  • Anti-inflammatory Biomaterials
  • Clinical Translational Research
  • Insulin Delivery
  • Polymer and Small Molecule Chemistry
  • Pulmonary and Dental Therapeutics
  • Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Publications and Scholarly Articles

Google Scholar Page


Nitric oxide-releasing polymer filling for biomedical tubing applications
European Patent 2 953 660

Thromboresistant/bactericidal S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP)-doped nitric oxide release polymers with enhanced stability. 
European Patent 2 953 660 

Sustained nitric oxide release coating using diazeniumdiolate-doped polymer matrix with ester capped poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) additive. 
U.S. Patent 9,566,372

Gas delivery devices
U.S. Patent 10,449,321

Sustained nitric oxide release coating using diazeniumdiolate-doped polymer matrix with ester capped poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) additive 
U.S. 9,566,372

Honors and Awards

  • JDRF/FDA Workshop Invited Speaker (1 of 10 invited from U.S.), 2021
  • UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science Dean’s ADI Award, 2019
  • Baxter Young Investigator Award (Baxter, Inc.), 2016
  • National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship (NRSA F32), 2015
  • MICHR PTSP Career Development Award, 2015
  • University of Michigan-Chemistry Research Excellence Fellowship, 2014
  • Society for Biomaterials STAR Award, 2014


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