Samir Mitragotri, Ph.D.
Chairman Scientific Advisory Board
Samir Mitragotri is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He is also the Director of the Center for Bioengineering at UCSB.
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed his
fellowship with Dr. Robert Langer.
Professor Mitragotri is a leading researcher in the field of drug delivery.
research interests include the development of novel methods of drug delivery, including transdermal, oral and particle-based methods.
scientific contributions have provided the much-needed fundamental insights in the field of drug delivery.
At the same time, his
technological innovations as well as entrepreneurial initiatives have led the way for translating laboratory discoveries into useful products.
has a strong publication record (over 130 publications).
has published in prominent journals, including Science, Nature Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Materials
, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
, Nature Reviews Immunology and Advanced Materials
work has been highlighted in numerous popular and news media, including Scientific American
, Popular Science
, New York Times USA Today
and Discover Magazine
work is highly cited (~6000 citations, h-index of 44 as per Google scholar).
has received numerous awards for his
Some of his awards include Ebert Prize by American Pharmaceutical Association (1996), Technology Review Young Innovator award (1999), CRS-Dow Corning award for outstanding research (2000), 3M Young Faculty award (2001), Global Indus Technovator Award (2003), Pfizer-Capsugel award for innovative work in oral drug delivery (2004), Hendrick C. Van Ness Lecturer at RPI (2004), Allan P. Colburn award from American Institute of Chemical Engineering (2005), and Young Investigator award from CRS (2008).
He is also an elected Fellow of AIMBE.
teaching honors include outstanding faculty award (2001) and Chancellor's award for excellence in undergraduate research (2003).
He also serves on several editorial boards including Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, Journal of Controlled Release, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Experimental Biology and Medicine and Cancer Nanotechnology.
He also serves as an Associated Editor of Therapeutic Delivery and Section Editor on drug delivery in Current Opinion on Colloids and Interfacial Science.
Samir Mitragotri, Ph.D.