Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D.
Ohio State University
Dr. Ferrari is a founder of the field of biomedical micro/nanotechnology, especially as it pertains to drug delivery, cell transplantation, implantable bioreactors, and other innovative therapeutic modalities. In these fields, he has published more than 100 papers and 2 books. Dr. Ferrari is the inventor of more than 15 issued patents, with about 30 more pending in the United States and internationally. His contributions have received a variety of accolades, including the National Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation, a Shannon Director’s Award of the National Institutes of Health, and the Wallace H. Coulter Award for Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Ferrari earned his degree of Dottore in Matematica at the University of Padova, Italy (1985), and then completed M.S. (1987) and Ph.D. (1989) degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He started his academic career at Berkeley, where he was awarded tenure as Associate Professor of Materials Science, Civil Engineering, and Bioengineering. He moved to the Ohio State University in 1999, where his current appointments include serving as Edgar Hendrickson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Internal Medicine, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science. Dr. Ferrari is also Associate Vice President, Health Science Technology and Communications, and Associate Director of the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. He currently advises the National Cancer Institute as a Special Expert on Nanotechnology.