Dr. Michael D. Roach received both his BS Degree and MS Degree from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University. He then acquired a Materials Engineer research position in the Biomaterials Department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Dentistry in 2000. The UMMC department was later renamed to Biomedical Materials Science (BMS) in 2005, and developed a graduate school program under the School of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences. Dr. Roach became the first PhD graduate of the new BMS program in the Fall of 2010, and was immediately offered an assistant professor faculty position in the department. He currently serves as a professor in the BMS Department, and leads research developing new metallic biomaterials and implant coatings for use in dental and orthopedic applications. In 2016 and 2019, he was awarded the UMMC Bronze and Silver Medallions for Research Excellence for his accomplishments. To date, he has published more than 30 journal articles, 2 book chapters, and amassed 100+ conference presentations and invited lectures. Dr. Roach is active in standardization of metallic implantable materials, and currently serves leadership roles in both the ISO and ASTM International standard organizations. For ISO, he serves as the ANSI USA voting delegate for metallic implantable materials in ISO TC 150 SC1 WG4 and was recently appointed to convenor of the ISO TC 150 SC1 WG4 working group for a three-year term starting in December 2020. For ASTM, he serves as the committee secretary for the ASTM F04.12 subcommittee. Dr. Roach recently received the ASTM International Leroy Wyman award in May 2018 for his outstanding contributions to implant materials standardization. He also serves as an active member in a number of professional organizations including the Society for Biomaterials (SFB), the American Association for Dental Research (AADR/IADR), the Academy of Dental Materials (ADM), and ASM International.