Michael J. Cima
David H. Koch Professor of Engineering
Faculty Director, Lemelson-MIT Program
BS Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, 1982
PhD Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1986
Room 76-653G, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
Prof. Cima is author or co-author of over two hundred peer-reviewed scientific publications and forty-five patents, and is a recognized expert in the field of materials processing. Prof. Cima is actively involved in materials and engineered systems aimed at improving human health such as treatments for cancer, metabolic diseases, trauma, and urological disorders. Prof. Cima's research includes advanced forming technologies for complex macro and micro devices, such as colloid science, MEMS and other micro components for medical devices that are used for drug delivery and diagnostics, as well as high-throughput development methods for formulations of materials and pharmaceutical formulations. He is a coinventor of MIT's three-dimensional printing process. His research has led to the development of chemically derived epitaxial oxide films for HTSC coated conductors. He and collaborators are developing implantable MEMS devices for unprecedented control in the delivery of pharmaceuticals and implantable diagnostic systems.
Brown, K. A., Vassiliou, C. C., Issadore, D., Berezovsky, J., Cima, M. J. & Westervelt, R. M., “Scaling of transverse nuclear magnetic relaxation due to magnetic nanoparticle aggregation.” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 322, 3122–3126 (2010).
Elman, N. M., Daniel, K., Jalali-Yazdi, F. & Cima, M. J. “Super permeable nano-channel membranes defined with laser interferometric lithography”. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 8, 557–563 (2010).
Lee, H. & Cima, M. J. “An intravesical device for the sustained delivery of lidocaine to the bladder”. Journal of Controlled Release (2010).
Ling, Y., Vassiliou, C. C. & Cima, M. J. “Magnetic relaxation-based platform for multiplexed assays”. Analyst 135, 2360–2364 (2010).
Tobias, I. S., Lee, H., Engelmayr, G. C., Macaya, D. ,Bettinger, C. J.& Cima, M. J. “Zero-order controlled release of ciprofloxacin-HCl from a reservoir-based, bioresorbable and elastomeric device”. Journal of Controlled Release 146, 356–362 (2010).
Scott, A. W., Tyler, B. M., Masi, B. C., Upadhyay, U. M., Patta, Y. R., Grossman, R., Basaldella, L., Langer, R. S., Brem, H. & Cima, M. J., “Intracranial microcapsule drug delivery device for the treatment of an experimental gliosarcoma model”. Biomaterials 32 (10), pp. 2532–2539 (2011)
Ling, Y., Pong, T., Vassiliou, C.C., Huang, P.L., Cima, M.J., “Implantable magnetic relaxation sensors measure cumulative exposure to cardiac biomarkers.” Nature Biotechnology (in press) (2011).
Pharmacy on a chip
CNN spotlighted MicroCHIPS, a company working on implantable devices
|April 25, 2014|
edX continues to add new subjects
The MIT News Office covers the latest additions to MITx; in the article, Professor Cima explains how
|May 6, 2013|
New techniques to diagnose and treat disease
With the recent launch of the Institute for
|March 11, 2013|
Science of Innovation: 3-D Printing
NBC visited MIT to film demonstrations of 3-D Printing and interview Professor Michael Cima.
|February 13, 2013|
3.091 to be offered as part of MITx
This spring, MIT launched an online learning collaboration, edX, that will allow anyone, anywhere with an internet connection to take classes aimed at a college audience, for personal or profession
|July 24, 2012|
New developments in wireless drug-delivery systems
Professor Michael Cima and his collaborators have reported successful human tests for first wirelessly controlled drug-delivery chip and announced that a clinical trial of the programmable, implant
|February 17, 2012|
MIT Research in 3-D Printing
MIT research continues to push the boundaries of the burgeoning technology of 3-D printing.
|September 14, 2011|
Prof. Cima quoted by Wall Street Journal
|November 13, 2009|
Michael Cima Picks The Seven Most Powerful Innovators
See Forbes magazine for the list (including
|November 12, 2009|