Dr. Michael L. Shuler is Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering at Cornell University. He directed the School of Chemical Engineering (1998-2002) and was founding James and Marsha McCormick Chair for Biomedical Engineering (2004-2014). He also directs the Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis (CMM), funded by the National Cancer Institute as a Physical Sciences - Oncology Center. He has received numerous teaching, advising, and research related awards, and has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Fikret Kargi is Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University. His interests include bioprocess engineering, environmental biotechnology, wastewater treatment, biotechnology-bioengineering, and waste bioprocessing. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering from Cornell.
Matthew DeLisa is William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering in Cornell's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research focuses on understanding and controlling the molecular mechanisms underlying protein biogenesis in the complex environment of a living cell. He has invented numerous commercially important technologies for facilitating the discovery, design and manufacturing of human drugs, and has made seminal discoveries about cellular protein folding and protein translocation. DeLisa has received several awards including an NSF CAREER award, and was named one of the top 35 young innovators by MIT's Technology Review. He was elected as a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2014.