Please join us in congratulating Professor Michael Cima who has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors. This honor recognizes a "prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society." Professor Cima's research work has resulted in over 250 issued patents, and he has more than two dozen pending patent applications — in many different areas of impact.
Michael Cima, the David H. Koch Professor of Engineering and the faculty director of the Lemelson-MIT Program, is actively involved in materials and engineered systems aimed at improving human health such as treatments for cancer, metabolic diseases, trauma, and urological disorders. He is a coinventor of MIT's three-dimensional printing process and is currently working to develop implantable MEMS devices for unprecedented control in the delivery of pharmaceuticals and implantable diagnostic systems.