Samir Mitragotri

Samir Mitragotri

Mellichamp Professor of Systems Biology


University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

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2016  Elected to the National Academy of Medicine
2015  Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
2013  Elected to National Academy of Inventors
2012  Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2005  Allan P. Colburn Award
2004  CRS-Outstanding Pharmaceutical Research Award
2004  Hendrick C. van Ness Award Lecturer
2004  CRS-Capsugel Innovative Aspects of Oral Delivery Award
2004  Diabetes Technology Peterson Student Award 
2003  Global Indus Technovator Award
2003  Editorial Board, Journal of Controlled Release
2003  Editorial Board, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2003  Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
2003  Theme Editor, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
2003  Keynote Lecturer, BioTechnica, 2003
2002  Editorial Board, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Science
2001  Outstanding Faculty Award, UCSB
2001  Junior Faculty Research Incentive Award, UCSB
2001  3M Young faculty award
2001  Culpepper Biomedical Pilot Initiative award
2000  Editorial Board, Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer
2000  CRS-Dow Corning Outstanding Research Award
2000  International Research Promotion Council Young Scientist Award
1999  Technology Review Young Innovator Award
1996  Harvard Health Letter Outstanding Research Award
1995  Ebert Prize by the American Pharmaceutical Association
1994-96  Schering-Plough Fellowship
1992  MIT Chemical Engineering Alumni Fellowship
1992  Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award
1992  G.P Kane medal and award in Chemical Engineering

Research Description: 

My primary research objective is to develop novel methods of drug delivery in order to provide patient-friendly and easy-to-use means of disease management. Development of novel drug delivery methods is contingent upon our ability to control the transport of desired bio-molecules in the tissues against the naturally exerted forces by tissues arising form steric, chemical, and physical interactions of bio-molecules with the tissues. By developing a fundamental understanding of such transport processes, we seek to develop novel strategies involving the use of external forces (ultrasound, chemicals, and high velocity jets) as well as newly fabricated biomaterials with advanced structure-function characteristics for applications in drug delivery.


BS: Chemical Engineering, University of Bombay
MS: Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD: Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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