ORBITAL: Member of Supervisory Board; Member of Training and Doctoral Studies Sub-Committee; Member of Dissemination, IP and Exploitation Sub-Committee
Dr. Byrne is a distinguished Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Professor, Founding Head of Biomedical Engineering at Rowan University, biotechnology business consultant, and Founder/CTO of OcuMedic, Inc. an ocular drug delivery company. He is a recognized leader with seminal contributions in the fields of biomaterials engineering, controlled therapeutic delivery, ocular drug delivery, polymer engineering, and biomedical devices. His pioneering work has been funded by the US National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute, National Science Foundation, other US federal agencies, and numerous device and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Byrne holds a BS in Chemical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University & MS/Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.