W. Mark Saltzman is the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. His research interests include materials for controlled drug delivery, drug delivery to the brain, and tissue engineering. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University and Cornell University and, after joining the Yale faculty in 2002, was named the first Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Professor Saltzman has published more than 150 research papers, 3 authored books, and 2 edited books, and he is an inventor on 10 patents. His many honors and awards include a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award (1990); the Allan C. Davis Medal as Maryland's Outstanding Young Engineer (1995); the Controlled Release Society Young Investigator Award (1996); Fellow of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineers (1997); the Professional Progress in Engineering Award from Iowa State University (2000); Britton Chance Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (2000); and Distinguished Lecturer of the Biomedical Engineering Society (2004).