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April 9, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Danto Engineering Development Center | Map
5050 Anthony Wayne
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Samir Mitragotri is the Hiller Professor of Bioengineering and Hansjorg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. He received his B.S. from the Institute of Chemical Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in chemical engineering. Mitragotri has made groundbreaking contributions to the field of biological barriers and drug delivery. His research has led to the development of new materials and technologies for diagnosis and treatment of various ailments including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, skin conditions and infections, among others. Mitragotri has published over 230 research publications, is an inventor on over 160 patents and applications, and has co-founded several companies. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Inventors.

About the BASF Distinguished Lecture Series
The Wayne State University Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science is welcoming five prominent scientists and engineers to its campus to stimulate idea-focused conversations about emerging growth areas such as alternative energy, biomaterials, nanotechnology, polymer engineering and sustainability. This partnership between Wayne State and BASF — the largest chemical producer in the world, with a footprint in more than 80 countries — is intended to create another pathway to connect students with professional leaders and to enhance interaction among industry experts.

For more information about this event, please contact Guangzhao Mao at 313-577-3804 or