Steven Schwendeman, PhD

University of Michigan Biointerfaces Institute

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Steven P. Schwendeman is the Ara G. Paul Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan Biointerfaces Institute.  He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Controlled Release since 2007.  He received his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics in 1992 also from the U. of M.  He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at M.I.T. until 1995.  His first academic appointment was in the College of Pharmacy at the Ohio State University before he returned to U. of M. in 2000.  He received the CRS Young Investigator Award in 2002 and a CRS Best paper award in 2010.  He is a Fellow of CRS, AAPS, and the National Academy of Inventors.  He has co-authored > 115 publications, trained > 25 PhD and 12 postdoctoral students, delivered > 115 invited lectures, consulted for > 25 companies, published > 130 abstracts and has 10 issued and several pending patents.  His principal contribution to science involves the theory and application of microencapsulation, stabilization, and controlled release of bioactive agents of all sizes with/in poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) delivery systems.  More recently his lab has investigated buccal, nasal, and pulmonary delivery of hydrophobic drugs, vaccine antigens and nitric oxide.  He is currently funded by NIH, US FDA, large corporations and private foundations.