Professor and Chair of Bioengineering, Clemson University
Martine LaBerge serves as Professor and Chair of Bioengineering at Clemson University and Executive Director of the Biomedical Engineering innovation Campus (CUBEInC) in Greenville, SC. She received MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Montreal, and completed post-doctorate work in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, before joining Clemson in 1990 as Assistant Professor of Bioengineering.
She has numerous publications on the tribological performance of orthopaedic and vascular implants and is an inventor on several licensed patents.
Since the beginning of her career, she has served as the major advisor of 86 PhD and MS bioengineering students and managed a research program exceeding $15M.
Dr. LaBerge is the founding chair of the ABET accredited B.S. in Bioengineering degree in addition to a M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering degree.
Dr. LaBerge is the recipient of the 2018 Southeast Medical Device Association Individual Spotlight Award. She received the South Carolina Governor’s Award for Scientific Awareness for the development of major programs in the state. She served as President of the Society For Biomaterials (SFB) and received its Inaugural Service Award. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She was inducted Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering. She is the current Chair of the Council of Biomedical Engineering Department Chairs in USA. She is a BMES member and past BMES Board Director.