Samir Mitragotri is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He also serves as the founding director of UCSB’s Center for Bioengineering and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2015.
At this year's Annual Meeting, Samir was awarded the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress. Also, 2016 will mark the inaugural issue of Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, and Samir will serve as its editor. While at the Annual Meeting, Samir had a few minutes to sit down with AIChE's director of publications and communications, Steve Smith, to discuss his exciting year.
Bioengineering & Translational Medicine is a collaboration between the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), in partnership with John Wiley and Sons. It's a quarterly, peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal and will focus on ways chemical and biological engineering are driving innovations and solutions that impact clinical practice and commercial healthcare products. The journal will also highlight scientific and technical breakthroughs currently in the process of clinical and commercial translation.