Christopher Jewell, PhD

University of Maryland

Christopher M. Jewell is the Minta Martin Professor of Engineering and Associate Chair for Research in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland. He is also the Director of the University’s Bio Workshop Core Instrument Facility, and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Dr. Jewell has authored over 100 manuscripts and patents, including papers in ACS Nano, Cell Reports, Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Materials, PNAS, and others. Some of Dr. Jewell’s awards include being honored by the White House as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), selection as a Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator, appointment as an Associate Scientific Advisor for Science Translational Medicine, receipt of the NSEF Young Investigator Award and Owens Corning Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
(AIChE), and selection as the University of Maryland’s Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year. Chris is also a past recipient of the CRS T. Nagai Postdoctoral Research Achievement Award and was named the state of Maryland’s Outstanding Young Engineer by the Maryland Academy of Science, the state’s highest honor for an engineer under 36. Dr. Jewell graduated from Lehigh University in 2003 with high honors, earning dual degrees in Chemical Engineering and Molecular Biology. He received his PhD in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, working with Professor David Lynn. Chris then joined the Boston Consulting Group in New York City, where he worked in R&D strategy with global pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Jewell carried out his postdoctoral training as a Ragon Institute Fellow working with Dr. Darrell Irvine at MIT and as a Visiting Scientist at Harvard with Dr. Dan Barouch in the division of Vaccine Research.