Anthony Guiseppi-Elie is the Dow Chemical Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering, and Director of the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B) at Clemson University. He is also President and Scientific Director of ABTECH Scientific, Inc., a near-patient biomedical diagnostics company located in the Biotechnology Research Park, Richmond, Virginia. He holds the Doctor of Science degree in materials science and engineering from MIT, the Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and the Bachelor of Science degree (First Class Honors) with majors in Analytical Chemistry and Applied Chemistry from the University of the West Indies (UWI).

            Tony has spent 15 years in intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial industrial research and development with such companies as W. R. Grace and Co., Molecular Electronics Corporation, Ohmicron Corporation, and ABTECH Scientific before becoming a full professor at VCU in 1998 - 2005. Tony is also an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of the West Indies and an Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Cornell University. His research interests are in engineered biosystems in the service of human health and medicine. Amongst his interests are: bioelectrochemistry and bioelectronic devices, implantable bioactive hydrogels, in vivo biosensors, DNA biochips for biomedical diagnostics and prognostics, and high-throughput DNA/RNA screening and analysis.

            Prof. Guiseppi is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, NanoBiotechnology and Your World and sits on the recently comprised NIH NIBIB Study Section on Biomaterials and Biointerfaces. He has published ca. 90 technical papers, 31 book or proceedings chapters and holds 8 patents. Tony was the recipient of the 1999 SEAM Award from the Polymer Research Institute at Polytechnic University for his work on “…bio-technical properties and applications of electroactive polymers”, a recipient of the 2003 “Pioneers in Biomedical Engineering” Lecture Award from Purdue University, a lecturer in the MIT Program in Polymer Science and Technology and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists (FAIC), and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (FAIMBE). At Clemson University Prof. Guiseppi teaches materials science and engineering, biomolecular engineering, biosensors and nanobiotechnology.