Drug Delivery and Translational Research Journal Outstanding Paper Award
Co-sponsored by Springer

Winning paper must relate specifically to the field of drug delivery and translational research; be a significant and original contribution, and be ground-breaking research of outstanding quality. Author must be a current CRS member.

2017 Awardee

Riboflavin-induced photo-crosslinking of collagen hydrogel and its application in meniscus tissue engineering
Drug Delivery and Translational Research, April 2016, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 148–158
Nathaniel Hwang, Jiseung Heo, Rachel H. Koh, Whuisu Shim, Hwan D. Kim, Hyun-Gu Yim


Nathaniel S. Hwang is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. Since March 2017, he is the director Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Bioengineering, and he is also a member of Institute for Chemical Processes at Seoul National University and Stem Cell Graduate Program at the Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. Dr. Hwang is currently leading a group of students that work together to develop new biomaterials, study stem cells, and design new technologies for regenerative medicine.  In particular, Dr. Hwang’s laboratory is working toward the fabrication of bio-synthetic microenvironments conducive to stem cell differentiation by manipulating scaffold properties and incorporating the desired biological signals.  In addition, Dr. Hwang’s laboratory is developing non-viral strategies for a direct conversion stem cell technology. He has published over 66 research articles and book chapters covering biomaterials and stem cells for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration.

Selection Process

The DDTR Selection Committee will make the selection of the awardee.


  • The corresponding author will receive a $500 Book Award; recipient to choose from over 37,000 titles published by Springer SBM.  
  • Recognition during the award ceremony at the CRS annual meeting.

Past Award Recipients


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