Sundar Madihally | AIChE

Sundar Madihally

BP Faculty Fellow and Professor in Chemical Engineering
Oklahoma State University

Sundar Madihally is the BP Faculty Fellow and Professor (with tenure) in Chemical Engineering (ChE) at Oklahoma State University (OSU).  Madihally received BS in Chemical Engineering (First Rank) from Bangalore University, India.  Then, he received his M.S and Ph.D. from Wayne State University, working on cord blood stem cells and bioreactors.  He held a research fellow position at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School/Shriners Hospital for Children and worked on evaluating molecular mechanisms leading to muscle wasting and immune dysfunction in animal models related to burn injury.  His research interests are in the interdisciplinary areas of tissue regeneration using stem cells, and developing novel drug delivery approaches and bioreactors.  He is the author of the textbook “Principles of Biomedical Engineering” which is in its second edition.  At OSU, he served as the AIChE student chapter advisor for seven years, and graduate coordinator for five years.  Currently he is the ABET Coordinator.  He has received numerous awards including ChE Undergraduate Student Teacher of the Year, ChE Graduate Teacher of the Year, OSU Faculty Phoenix Award, and 2011 AIChE Advisor of the Year.  He has organized more than 40 sessions in national and international conferences.  Since 2004, he has been serving as the Chair/Co-Chair of Meet the Faculty Candidates Poster Session at the AIChE Annual Meeting.  He served as the Program Chair of the Chemical Engineering Division American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2009 conference, and also as a member of the 2012 ASEE Summer School for Faculty Training Organizing Committee.  He also organized a symposium on the Use of Stem Cells in Biomaterial Applications at the 7th World Biomaterial Congress in 2004.