• Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Eppright Chair in Biomedical Engineering
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Member and Past Councilor, National Academy of Engineering
Frances Ligler headshot

Educational Background

  • D.Sc., Biosensor Technology, Oxford University
  • D.Phil., Biochemistry, Oxford University

Research Interests

  • Areas of Interest: Biosensors, tissue-on-chip, microfluidics, biochemistry, immunology and analytical chemistry

    Before joining Texas A&M, Dr. Ligler served as the Ross Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She spent 33 years working in industrial and government research laboratories.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
  • Fellow, SPIE
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Honorary┬áMember, Hellenic Society for Nanotechnology in Health Sciences

Awards & Honors

  • Simon Ramo Founders Award, National Academy of Engineering, 2020
  • Inductee, U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame, 2017
  • Honorary doctorate, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, 2014
  • Honorary doctorate, Furman University, 2018
  • Presidential Rank of Meritorious Senior Professional, awarded by President Barack Obama, 2012
  • Homeland Security Award (Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Field), Christopher Columbus Foundation, 2003
  • Presidential Rank of Distinguished Senior Professional, awarded by President George W. Bush, 2003
  • Over 60 additional awards and honors