Larry Taber, the Dennis & Barbara Kessler Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was recently honored in a special tribute at the 2017 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference in Tuscon, Ariz., for his 39-year career in developmental biomechanics and tissue growth and remodeling. Taber is retiring June 30.
For the tribute, Taber's longtime colleague, including Philip Bayly, the Lilyan & E. Lisle Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and chair of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, as well as former students, gave talks at a special session.
Taber has published more than 100 journal entries on topics including cochlear mechanics, cardiovascular mechanics, and the mechanics of growth and development. He is the only three-time winner of the Richard Skalak Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Biomedical Engineering – in 2004, 2007 and 2015.