Michael V. Pishko

Stewart & Stevenson Professor II of Biomedical Engineering

Director, National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing


Office: 5014 ETB
Phone: 979.845.3348
Email: mpishko@tamu.edu

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Dr. Michael V. Pishko is the Stewart and Stevenson Professor II in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University and director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM). His research interests are in the related areas of biosensors, biomaterials and drug delivery.

His work in these areas has primarily focused on the nanofabrication and microfabrication of parenteral targeted drug delivery systems, surfaces possessing immobilized biorecognition molecules, surfaces with improved biocompatibility, and microsensors for medical diagnostics.

As director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, Dr. Pishko oversees initiatives that provide education and training in topics ranging from quality assurance and quality control, good manufacturing practices, regulatory affairs, facilities management, pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, laboratory instrumentation and bioprocess safety as well as many other current and next-generation technologies applicable to biologics manufacturing.

Awards & Honors

  • Honorary Professor, Swansea University, 2012
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Bioengineering Plenary Lecture Award, 2008
  • Distinguished Professor, Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • College of Fellows, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2007
  • Mary Jane Kugel Award, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 2002
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1999 - 2001
  • NSF CAREER Award, 1999 - 2003


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia