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Appointments

2012-present Ashland Inc. Chair in Chemical Engineering

2012-present Professor of Chemical & Materials Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kentucky

2009-2012 Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois

2007-2012 Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois

2006- 2012 Affiliate Faculty, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

2005-2009 Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois

2004- 2012 Affiliate Faculty, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2003- 2012 Research Faculty, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2000- 2012 Biotechnology Center Faculty, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2000-2004 Faculty of Bioengineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1999-2005 Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1996-1998 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Education

1997 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

1990 B.S. (summa cum laude), Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Research Interests:

Engineering of advanced drug delivery systems with an emphasis on human gene therapy for the prevention control and treatment of disease

Awards and Honors

2008 Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2007 Multi-Year Faculty Achievement Award, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2007 Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2006 Alumni Discretionary Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2006 Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2004-2005 Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2004 Controlled Release Society/Genencor Outstanding Consumer & Diversified Products Paper Award

2003-2006 3M Young Faculty Award

2003 Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Chemical Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2002-2007 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation

2000 Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2000, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2000 Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Chemical Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2000 Collins Scholar, Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1997-1999 National Institutes of Health Post-doctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1996 Distinguished Graduate Student Lectureship, California Institute of Technology

1995 Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award

1991-1994 Landau Fellowship, California Institute of Technology

1990 University Scholar, University of Illinois

1990 Senior Alumni Award (Chemical Engineering), University of Illinois