Published on Sunday July 4, 2004
Professors Michele Marcolongo and Antonios Zavaliangos have both been promoted.
Dr. Michele Marcolongo has received tenure and has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Marcolongo has been with the department since 1997. She received her Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. She runs the Laboratory for Biomaterials and Biosurfaces in Tissue Engineering. In May 2002, Marcolongo cofounded Gelifex, Inc. with Dr. Tony Lowman (chemical engineering) and the company was acquired by Synthes, Inc. in April 2004. Gelifex is working to develop two hydrogels that will help to alleviate pain and restore motion to people affected by pain related to problems with the vertebrae.
Dr. Antonios Zavaliangos has been promoted to the rank of full Professor. Dr. Zavaliangos has been with the department since 1992 and is also the Associate Department Head. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from MIT and is currently head of the Particulate Materials Group.