Michele Marcolongo, Ph.D., P.E.

Michele Marcolongo, Ph.D., P.E.

Principal Investigator
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Education

  • B.S. 1986: Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware. Newark, DE
  • M.S. 1989: Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University. Philadelphia, PA
  • M.S. 1992: Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA
  • Ph.D. 1995: Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA

Professional History

  • 1986 – 1990: GENERAL ELECTRIC AEROSPACE. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Mechanical Design Engineer (1988-1990)
    Space Technology Engineering Program (1986-1988)
  • 1990 – 1994:¬†UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    Research Fellow (1990-1994)
    Biomechanics Laboratory Supervisor (1991-1994)
  • 1994 – 1997: DEPUY DUPONT ORTHOPAEDICS. Newark, Delaware.
    Biomedical Research Engineer
  • 2002-2004: GELIFEX. Philadelphia, PA.
    Chairman and Co-Founder.
    Sold to Synthes Spine (2004)
  • 1997 – Present: DREXEL UNIVERSITY. Philadelphia, PA
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    Appointments in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering
    Assistant Professor (1997-2004)
    Associate Professor (2004-Present)
    Associate Vice Provost for Research (2006-Present, half-appointment)

Honors and Awards

  • NIH Nanotechnology in Medicine Study Section (2007)
  • Editorial Board, J. Biomed. Mater. Res (2007-Present)
  • Frontiers in Engineering (NAE) participant (2007)
  • Appointed to Presidential Advisory Council, Society for Biomaterials (2006-2007)
  • Orthopaedic Research Society, Hip Society Award: Otto Aufranc Award (2006)
  • President, Philadelphia Spine Research Society (2005-Present)
  • Synthes Spine Board Member, Non-fusion Technologies (2004-Present)
  • Chair for the Society for Biomaterials Orthopaedic Special Interest Group (2005-2006)
  • Member, NIH Center for Scientific Review, NIBIB, Biomaterials and Biosurfaces (2005-Present)
  • Drexel University, College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award (2003)
  • Society for Biomaterials Participation and Leadership Recognition for Program Chair for Orthopaedic Special Interest Group (2002)
  • Member, NIH Center for Scientific Review, (ZRG1 SSS-5 915) SBIR/STTR Orthopedic Medicine: (2001-Present)
  • University of Pennsylvania Research Fellowship (1990-1994)
  • GE Re-entry Systems General Manager Employee Recognition Award (1988)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, State of PA (1998-Present)GE RE-entry Systems Cost Improvement Awards for Increased Production Efficiency (1987)
  • Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Honor Society (1985)