College of Fellows


Elevation to ‘fellow’ recognizes an exceptional individual in the field of controlled release who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of delivery science and technology. In considering nominations for fellow status, the Body of the College of Fellows will consider the length, breadth, depth, and impact of the achievements. Fellow candidates working in academia, industry or governmental agencies, and representatives of all demographic groups are selected from every area of delivery science and technology. Fellows should have distinguished themselves as leaders in their field through impactful contributions in fundamental or applied research, technology, products, and/or education within the areas of interest of the CRS. Service and leadership within CRS will be considered but is not a requirement for election to the College of Fellows.


Individuals accepting the nomination to the CRS College of Fellows agree not only to accept the honor of recognition of excellence but also to make active contributions to the society through their involvement in CRS-sponsored activities.

Documentation of excellence includes contributions to one or more of the following:

  • Significant advances in the technical and scientific aspects of fields related to delivery science and technology
  • Significant advances in the regulatory areas of delivery science and technology
  • Translation of delivery science and technology into commercial products and/or services that benefit society
  • Contribution to the global CRS Mission
  • Contributions to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Nomination Process

A nomination must be submitted by a member of CRS. A CRS member may nominate one (1) or more persons for Fellow(s) in each annual call. In addition, there must be a supporting letter written by the nominator and one (1) additional member of the CRS. 

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  • College of Fellows Certificate presented at the Annual Meeting Award Ceremony
  • Fellow has the privilege of the designation and usage of "CRS Fellow" and maintain that status as long as CRS membership is current.
  • Recognition during the Annual Meeting

Past Recipients 

College of Fellows