Alan J. Grodzinsky
Director, MIT Center for Biomedical Engineering; professor of biological, electrical and mechanical engineering
areas of expertise: continuum electromechanics, cartilage degradation in arthritis and its diagnosis, mechanobiology, molecular and cellular mechanics, cell and tissue engineering, electro-mechanical and physicochemical properties of connective tissues, membrane transport and separation processes, bioengineering, physical modulation of cell metabolism, electric field control of transport in gels: separations and drug delivery, therapeutics development and delivery, electrical, mechanical and chemical regulation of biological tissues, transport in gels and tissues, biological and physiological transport phenomena
Alan Grodzinsky is currently the director of MIT's Center for Biomedical Engineering and is professor of biological, electrical, and mechanical engineering at MIT.
His research interests include the degeneration and repair of cartilage in injured and arthritic joints, cellular mechanotransduction, molecular nano-mechanics, tissue engineering, and the influence of physical forces on gene expression and matrix biosynthesis in musculoskeletal tissues. He has published more than 230 journal articles and reviews in these fields, and was elected founding fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
He is past chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering, and past president of the Orthopaedic Research Society and the International Cartilage Repair Society. He has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Archives Biochemistry Biophysics, Polymer Networks and Gels, Arthritis and Rheumatism, and is now on the board of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. He received the NIH MERIT Award, the ASME Melville Medal, the Kappa Delta Research Prize of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Borelli Award of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), and the Honorary Doctorate of the University of Montreal, and numerous other awards. He has been on the Science Advisory Boards of Smith and Nephew, ISTO Technologies, and Tissue Engineering Inc., and is a scientific co-founder of 3D-Matrix. He has been a consultant for 40-plus industrial and academic institutions.
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