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 sole author of three textbooks: Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, and Drug Delivery. Saltzman earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. from MIT. He has served as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, and Yale University. Saltzman was appointed the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Yale in 2002. He was the founding chair of Yale’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and served in that role for 12 years. Since 2016, he has been the Head of Jonathan Edwards College, one of Yale’s fourteen residential colleges.
Dr. Saltzman has been recognized for excellence in research and teaching: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award; the Allan C. Davis Medal as Maryland’s Outstanding Young Engineer; the Controlled Release Society’s Young Investigator Award and Founders Award; the Professional Progress in Engineering and Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering Awards from Iowa State University. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering; a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society; a Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering; a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors; and a member of the US National Academy of Medicine and the US National Academy of Engineering. He has delivered over 300 invited lectures throughout the world.