W. Mark Saltzman is an engineer and educator. His research has impacted the fields of drug delivery, biomaterials, nanobiotechnology, and tissue engineering: this work is described in more than 300 research papers and patents. He is also the author of three textbooks: Biomedical Engineering (Second Edition, 2015), Tissue Engineering (2004), and Drug Delivery (2001).
Mark Saltzman graduated with distinction from Iowa State University with a B.S. in chemical engineering (1981), He received an S.M. in chemical engineering (1984) and a Ph.D. in medical engineering (1987) from MIT. He has served as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, and Yale University. At Yale, Dr. Saltzman was appointed as the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in July of 2002, and served as the founding chair of Yale’s Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2003-2015.
Dr. Saltzman has been recognized widely for his excellence in research and teaching. He has received the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award (1990); the Allan C. Davis Medal as Maryland’s Outstanding Young Engineer (1995); the Controlled Release Society Young Investigator Award (1996); the Professional Progress in Engineering (2000) and Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (2013) Awards from Iowa State University (2000). He has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (1997); a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (2010); a Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering (2012); a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2013), and a Member of the US National Academy of Medicine (2014).