Guiseppi-Elie named head of Department of Biomedical Engineering

New Bio DHDr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Guiseppi-Elie will also be the TEES Professor in the department. Both appointments are effective August 17.

Guiseppi-Elie currently serves as professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, professor of bioengineering, and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University where he directs the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips.

He received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and his bachelor’s degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and applied chemistry from the University of the West Indies.

Guiseppi-Elie spent more than 15 years in intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial industrial research and development before becoming a professor of chemical and life science engineering and emergency medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.

He is the founder, president and scientific director of ABTECH Scientific, Inc., a near-patient biomedical diagnostic company. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Bioengineering, and associate editor of Biomedical Microdevices and is a member of the editorial boards of The Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, NanoBiotechnology, and Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. He has been a guest editor for IEEE’s Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Guiseppi-Elie’s research interests are in engineered bioanalytical microsystems in the service of human health and medicine. His specific areas of scholarship are bioelectrochemistry and bioelectronic devices, implantable bioactive hydrogels for the healing of chronic wounds, in vivo biosensors for the management of trauma-induced hemorrhage, and DNA biochips for biomedical diagnostics and prognostics.

He has published more than 145 archival scientific papers, 31 book or proceedings chapters, holds eight U.S. and foreign patents, and has given in excess of 200 invited lectures/colloquia.

Guiseppi-Elie has been a principal investigator on more than $20 million in funding of sponsored programs, gifts, and contracts including a recent $3,280,000 award from the U.S. Department of Defense.