Prof. Cima has been a faculty member at MIT for 29 years. He earned a B.S. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, both from the University of California at Berkeley. He was elected a Fellow of the American Ceramics Society in 1997 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011. Prof. Cima's research concerns advanced technology for medical devices that are used for drug delivery and diagnostics, high-throughput development methods for formulations of materials and pharmaceutical formulations. Prof. Cima is an author of over 250 publications and fifty US patents, a co-inventor of MIT’s three-dimensional printing process, and a co-founder of four companies.