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2021 Bronze Medal Award


Dr. Chiang is recognized for developing measurement strategies to quantify properties of dental composite restorations (“tooth-colored fillings”). He developed a Standard Reference Instrument to accurately measure material properties during light-curing, led stakeholders in developing a documentary standard based on that measurement technique, and addressed long-standing conflicts on the role of light-curing protocols on material properties. This body of work enables dental material manufacturers to rationally improve material properties to increase clinical lifetimes of dental restorations.


Martin Chiang

Mechanical Engineer
Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division