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Surya K. Mallapragada

Young Alumni Achiever
Department Chair, Iowa State University
B. Tech (Chemical Engg.) 1993

Department Chair and Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering Iowa State University PhD, ChE, Purdue University, 1996, BS, ChE, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1993. Distinguished Service Award, Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division AIChE, 2009. Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering, 2009.Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science, 2008. Named by MIT's Technology Review Magazine as one of the World's Top 100 Young Innovators, 2002. Our research program is focused on designing polymeric biomaterials and bioinspired materials. Our current focus areas are: Smart Polymers for Gene Delivery, Polymers for Vaccine Delivery, Bioinspired Nanocomposites, Neural Tissue Engineering and Control of Stem Cell Differentiation