Prof. Mark A. Burns is the Executive Director of Mcubed and Research Innovation in the Office of the Vice President for Research, the T. C. Chang Professor of Engineering, and a Professor in both Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He joined the University of Michigan in 1990 after teaching at the University of Massachusetts for 4 years. He obtained his MS and PhD degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and his BS degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Prof. Burns has over 300 publications, patents, and presentations. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He has won numerous awards including the Food, Pharmaceutical, and Bioengineering Division Award from AIChE. Prof. Burns is also the Executive Director of the innovative seed-funding program at Michigan called Mcubed, a program that has generated over $100M of external research funding.