Arthur J. Coury

University Distinguished Professor,  Chemical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering



  • 218 Cullinane
  • 617.373.2525

Research Focus

Polymeric biomaterials for medical products such as implantable electronic devices, hydrogel-based devices and drug delivery systems


Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Spring 2014. Note: I do not fund and provide laboratory resources to students.


  • MBA (1980), University of Minnesota, Business Administration
  • PhD (1965), University of Minnesota, Organic Chemistry
  • BS (1962), University of Delaware, Chemistry

Honors & Awards

  • 2022 ACS Rubber Division’s Bioelastomer Award
  • 2013 University of Minnesota “Outstanding Alumni Award”
  • 2012 C. William Hall Award, Society for Biomaterials
  • 2012 Founders Award, Society for Biomaterials
  • 2012 “Pierre M. Galletti Award,” American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • 2011 American Chemical Society Fellow
  • 2010 Induction on the University of Delaware “Wall of Fame”
  • 2009 Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering
  • 2008 Biomaterials Science and Engineering Fellow
  • 2008 Recognized as one of “100 Notable People in the Medical Device Industry” by MD&DI magazine
  • 2007 Innovation and Technology Development Award of the Society for Biomaterials
  • 1998 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society, Fellow
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow
  • Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Fellow
  • European Society for Biomaterials, Member
  • International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology, Member
  • International Society of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, Member
  • Materials Research Society, Member
  • National Academy of Engineering, Elected Member
  • Society for Biomaterials, U.S.A., Member
  • Tissue Engineering Society, North America, Member

Research Overview

Polymeric biomaterials for medical products such as implantable electronic devices, hydrogel-based devices and drug delivery systems

Selected Publications

  • A. Coury, Tissue Engineering: Scope, Products, and Commercialization Strategies, Chapter 17, Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering: Biological Design, Materials, and Fabrication, Edited by Claudio Migliaresi and Antonella Motta, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), 2014, 614-625
  • A. Coury, Forces and Imperatives in Translating Medical Concepts to the Marketplace, BE 502 “From Lab Bench to Marketplace” Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • A. Coury, Issues in Translation of Advanced Composites from the Bench to the Medical Marketplace, MRS Conference, Boston, MA, 2013
  • A. Coury, Progress in the Prevention of Tissue Adhesions, Tenth International Symposium on Frontiers in Biomedical Polymers, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2013
  • A. Coury, Organic Chemistry: Passport to a “Hybrid” Career, Presentation to Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, upon Receipt of Distinguished Alumni Award, 2013
  • A. Coury, Technology, Service and Bucking Convention: A Prescription for a Rewarding Biomaterials Career, Transactions of Society for Biomaterials, in conjunction with receipt of C. William Hall Award, Boston, MA, 2(3), 101S-110S, 2013
  • A. Coury, P. Jarrett, Tissue Adhesives and Sealants for Surgical Applications, in Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices, Edited by Y.N. Zhou and M.D. Breyen (Woodhead Publishing Limited), 2013, 449-490


Sep 28, 2023

Spark Fund Award Research to Address Atherosclerosis

ChE/BioE Associate Professor Eno Ebong is using a Spark Fund award from the Center for Research Innovation at Northeastern to develop a novel therapeutic that targets the glycocalyx to prevent atherosclerosis, a cardiovascular disease that can lead to secondary cardiovascular events such as strokes or heart attacks.


Nov 22, 2022

Coury Receives ACS Rubber Division’s Bioelastomer Award

ChE University Distinguished Professor Art Coury is the recipient of the ACS Rubber Division’s Bioelastomer Award, which honors significant contributions to the advancement of biomaterials in the field of rubber science and technology.

group photo of people from conference


May 15, 2018

First International Conference on Biomaterials and Chemical Biology

Professors Ming Su and Art Coury of the Department of Chemical Engineering hosted at Northeastern University the first International Conference on Biomaterials and Chemical Biology. Collaborative research in these disciplines has the potential to advance the field of biomaterials in a unique way and lead to new discoveries for better medicines and treatments. The conference […]


Jan 18, 2018

ChE Faculty featured at 42nd Advanced Ceramics & Composites Conference

The 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites which will be held January 21-26 in Daytona Beach, Florida will feature three faculty members from the Chemical Engineering Department as part of an Honorary Symposium on Advancing Frontiers of Ceramics for Sustainable Societal Development. The Symposium honors affiliated faculty member, Dr. Mrityunjay Singh, of […]


Oct 19, 2017

Prof. Coury Gives Talk at University of California, Riverside

ChE Professor Art Coury gave a talk at the University of California, Riverside yesterday as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series Presentation to Biomedical Engineering Department. Coury's talk is entitled, "Perspectives in Medical Product Translation: Imperatives, Challenges and Opportunities."


Jul 12, 2017

Prof. Art Coury to Speak at ASAIO in Chicago

ChE University Distinguished Professor Art Coury will deliver a presentation titled “The Revolution in Biomaterial Development” at the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Annual Conference.

Oct 24, 2016

Reviewing New Hydrogel Implants

ChE Professor Art Coury was interviewed by Reuters to examine Cativa's new hydrogel implant in the article "Water-based implant new option for Americans with big toe damage". Source: News @ Northeastern “It’s a good thing for pro­longing a joint’s use without doing some­thing more drastic, like a total joint replace­ment … but nobody knows how […]

Jun 06, 2016

Chemical Engineering Well Represented at World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal

Northeastern had the highest number of presentations by faculty and students ever at the World Biomaterials Congress held in Montreal from May 17-22, 2016.

Jun 03, 2016

Prof. Coury Facilitates Collaborative Biomaterials Interactions Between the US and China

ChE Professor Art Coury has made several trips to China in the past few years to setup biomaterial/bioengineering collaborations.

Sep 10, 2014

The Future of Biomaterials

Arthur Coury, a new Chemical Engineering Professor & expert in polymeric biomaterials, will be teaching students the current state of biomaterials and what it may lead to in the future. 

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