Professor Roger D. Kamm began his career at Northwestern University earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He subsequently earned both a Master’s and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Since 1978, he has been a professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Professor Kamm was one of the founding members of the Biological Engineering department when it was created in 1998.
Professor Kamm is also the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the ASME Lissner Award and the European Society of Biomechanics Huiskes Medal. Since 2010, he has been the Director of the NSF Science and Technology Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems. He was elected to be a member of the National Academy of Medicine in 2010. A primary objective of Kamm’s research group is the application of fundamental concepts in fluid and solid mechanics to better understand essential biological and physiological phenomena. His lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of cellular force sensation, and the development of new microfluidic technologies for vascularized engineered tissues and models of metastatic cancer.
He is co-founder of two companies, CardioVascular Technologies, and Singapore-based AIM Biotech.