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Michael Cima

Professor at MIT and Associate Dean of Engineering.

Dr. Michael J. Cima is a David H. Koch Professor of Engineering and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has an appointment at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. He earned a BS in chemistry in 1982 (phi beta kappa) and a PhD in chemical engineering in 1986, both from the University of California at Berkeley. Prof. Cima joined the MIT faculty in 1986 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to full Professor in 1995. He was elected a Fellow of the American Ceramics Society in 1997. He was the recipient of the W. David Kingery Award in 2019. Prof. Cima was elected to the National Academy of Inventors in 2016 and the National Academy of Engineering in 2011. He now holds the David H. Koch Chair of Engineering at MIT.  He was appointed faculty director of the Lemelson-MIT Program in 2009 which is a program to inspire youth to be inventive and has a nationwide reach. In 2018, Cima was named a co-director of MIT's Innovation Initiative and the Associate Dean of novation for the School of Engineering.

Prof. Cima is author or co-author of over two hundred and fifty peer reviewed scientific publications, fifty eight US patents, and is a recognized expert in the field of materials processing. Prof. Cima is actively involved in materials and engineered systems for improvement in human health such as treatments for cancer, metabolic diseases, trauma, and urological disorders. Prof. Cima's research concerns advanced forming technology such as for complex macro and micro devices, colloid science, MEMS, and other micro components for medical devices that are used for drug delivery and diagnostics, high-throughput development methods for formulations of materials, and pharmaceutical formulations. 

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Michael Cima News

Wirelessly programmed implantable drug delivery device can release hundreds of single doses over 16 years - 29-Jun-2015

Iimplantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to trea...


How to identify drugs that work best for each patient

MIT - 22-Apr-2015

Implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemot...