Francis J. Doyle III | AIChE

Francis J. Doyle III

Harvard University (School of Engineering & Applied Sciences)

Francis J. Doyle III serves as Dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

Doyle, who is also the John A. and Elizabeth Armstrong Professor of Engineering & Applied Sciences, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his insights into natural biological control systems and innovative engineering of diabetes control devices. As co-principal investigator of the artificial pancreas project, Doyle leads a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists who are developing algorithms to automate an insulin delivery system to regulate the blood sugar levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Doyle’s research group also studies circadian rhythms, employing control systems insights to unravel and manipulate the underlying biological regulatory circuits. In addition, his team builds statistical and mathematical models to gain insights into the mechanisms of, and biomarkers for, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Doyle is also a member National Academy of Medicine.