Doug Lauffenburger, Ph.D.Doug Lauffenburger, Ph.D.
Ford Professor of Bioengineering, 2009-

Department of Biological Engineering; Professor & Head, 1998-present
Department of Chemical Engineering; Professor, 1995-present
Department of Biology; Professor, 2002-present
Biotechnology Process Engineering Center; Member, 1997-present; Director, 1998-2003
Center for Biomedical Engineering; Member, 1995-present; Director, 1995-1998
Center for Cancer Research; Affiliate, 1999-present

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room: 16-343
Cambridge MA 02139 USA

Phone: (617) 252-1629
Fax: (617) 258-0204
Email: lauffen@mit.edu

CV


Education

  • B.S. (ChE) University of Illinois, 1975
  • Ph.D. (ChE) University of Minnesota, 1979

Professional Experience

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Department of Biological Engineering (originally, Biological Engineering Division); Professor & Co-Director, 1998-2003; Whitaker Professor of Bioengineering & Head, 2003-2009; Ford Professor of Bioengineering & Head, 2009-present
  • Department of Chemical Engineering; Professor, 1995-present
  • Department of Biology; Professor, 2002-present
  • Center for Environmental Health Sciences; Member, 2000-present
  • Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research (formerly Center for Cancer Research); Affiliate, 1999-present
  • Biotechnology Process Engineering Center; Member, 1997-2010; Director, 1998-2003
  • Center for Biomedical Engineering; Member, 1995-present; Director, 1995-1998

University of Illinois

  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Professor, 1990-1994
  • Department of Cell & Structural, Biology Professor, 1990-1994
  • Bioengineering Program, Professor, 1990-1994
  • Biophysics Program, Professor, 1993-1994

University of Pennsylvania

  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Professor and Chairman, 1987-1990 Associate Professor, 1984-1986, Assistant Professor, 1979-1984
  • Graduate Group in Cell Biology, Member 1987-1990
  • Graduate Group in Bioengineering, Member 1979-1990

University of Wisconsin

  • Department of Chemical Engineering, Visiting Professor, 1989-1990

University of Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany:

  • Applied Mathematics Institute Visiting Scientist 1980

Academic Honors and Awards

    • B.S. Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Illinois, 1975
    • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1984
    • A.P. Colburn Award – AIChE, 1988
    • J.S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1989
    • C.W. McGraw Award - AIChE, 1992
    • Founding Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, 1992
    • Food, Pharmaceutical, & Bioengineering Division Award - AIChE, 1993
    • Amgen Award in Biochemical Engineering - Engineering Foundation, 1999
    • Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2001
    • Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2001
    • W.H. Walker Award - AIChE, 2002
    • BMES Distinguished Lecture Award, 2003
    • Biomedical Engineering Society, Fellow, 2005
    • CIIT Founders Award, 2006
    • AIMBE Pierre Galletti Award, 2007
    • MIT Frank Perkins Student Mentoring Award, 2008
    • Foundations of Systems Biology Award, FOSBE, 2009
    • Systems Biology Pioneer Award, SPIE, 2011

Special Lectureships/Professorships

    • Inaugural Thiele Lectureship in Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1986
    • Kelly Lectureship in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1995
    • Merck Distinguished Lectureship in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, 1995
    • Llewelyn-Thomas Lectureship in Bioengineering, University of Toronto, 1996
    • Chance Lectureship in Medicine & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
    • Smith Lectureship in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 1998
    • Rushmer Lectureship in Bioengineering, University of Washington, 1998
    • Holtz Lectureship in Chemical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1998
    • MRC Lectureship, Society of Toxicology, 1999
    • Bayer Lectureship in Biochemical Engineering, University of California-Berkeley, 1999
    • Katz Lectureship in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999
    • Lacey Lectureship in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2000
    • Lumpkin Memorial Lectureship in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 2000
    • Skalak Memorial Lectureship in Bioengineering, University of California-San Diego, 2001
    • Stetten Memorial Symposium Lecture, NIGMS, National Institutes of Health, October 2002
    • Kewaunee Lectureship in Biomolecular & Tissue Engineering, Duke University, June 2003
    • Smith Lectureship in Chemical Engineering, University of California-Davis, 2005
    • Quinn Lecture in Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
    • Ashland Distinguished Lecture in Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2006
    • Presidential Scholars Lecture, CIIT Center for Health Research, 2006
    • Lahiri Lecture in Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2007
    • ICI Distinguished Lectures in Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, 2007
    • Grodins Lecture in Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2007
    • Inaugural Lecture, Integrative Biological Systems Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008
    • Future Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering, BMES Annual Meeting, 2010
    • Orrin Ingram Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University, 2011