Michael J. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Photo by Kevin Monko


University of Pennsylvania
Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, 2018 – Present
Department of Bioengineering
Member, Abramson Cancer Center
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Member, Penn Cardiovascular Institute
Member, Penn Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy
Member, Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders
Member, Penn Institute for Immunology
Member, Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translational Nanomedicine


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NIH NCI F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 – 2017
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Departments of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Robert S. Langer

Cornell University
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 2014
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2012
Advisor: Prof. Michael R. King

Stevens Institute of Technology
M.E., Materials Science and Engineering, 2009
B.E., Biomedical Engineering, 2009
Advisor: Prof. Woo Young Lee


T. Nagai Award, Controlled Release Society, 2019
Rising Star Award in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2019
Young Investigator Award, Chinese Association for Biomaterials, 2019
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, 2018 – 2023
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface (CASI), 2018 – 2023
Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation Endowed Chair, University of Pennsylvania, 2018
STAT News Wunderkind Award, STAT News, 2017
Merck Graduate Research Advances in Delivery Science Award, Controlled Release Society, 2017
Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Postdoctoral Research Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2017
AACR Scholar in Cancer Research, American Association for Cancer Research, 2016
Université Laval Postdoctoral Fellow Award, World Biomaterials Congress, 2016
Marlena Bradford Felter Research Fellowship, MIT Koch Institute, 2016
Young Investigator Council, Tissue Engineering Parts A,B,C, 2016
Advanced Biomanufacturing/Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Postdoctoral Research Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2016
NIH F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Cancer Institute, 2015 – 2018
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program Fellowship, 2015 – 2018
Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Research, Society for Biomaterials, 2015
Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Ph.D. Student Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2015
Max Planck Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014
BMES Career Development Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2014
Separations Division Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2013
BMES Graduate Research and Design Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2013
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Research Award, Cornell University, 2013
Graduate Research Award, École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne, 2013
Fellow, Edward A. Bouchet Society, Yale University, 2013
National Science Foundation Fellowship, 12th International Summer School on Biocomplexity & Biodesign, 2013
Caroline Coffey Fund Research Award, Cornell University, 2012
Ph.D. Student Research Award, International Society of Biorheology, 2012
National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, 2012
Center for Environmental Systems Hydroglobe Research & Entrepreneurship Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2009
Technogenesis Undergraduate Research Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2008
Member, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, 2007
Edwin A. Stevens Fellowship, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2004
Presidential Fellowship, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2004