Dr. Todd Hoare
Todd Hoare is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from McMaster in 2006 and joined the faculty after two-year NSERC-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship in Robert Langer’s laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hoare specializes in engineering hydrogels and microgels with targeted “smart” properties for drug delivery applications and was the first to report the fabrication glucose-responsive microgels for diabetes treatment and externally-triggerable, electronics-free magnetically-activated implantable drug delivery devices. Hoare’s work has been profiled by Popular Science, Wired, and BBC for its potential in solving clinical challenges through innovative biomaterials design. He has published over 40 papers, has one granted patent and six pending patent applications, and won an NSERC Innovation Challenge award recognizing the novelty of his research. Hoare has received an Early Researcher Award and the John Charles Polanyi Prize in Chemistry in recognition of his accomplishments in his early career as a faculty member. He has also been appointed as Associate Editor of Chemical Engineering Journal for materials engineering and is a member of the editorial advisory board for Colloid and Polymer Science.