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Steven R. Little, PhD

Dr. Little is Chairman of Chemical Engineering and also CNG Faculty Fellow in Bioengineering, Immunology, and The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. To name just a few, his national and international awards include career development awards from both the American Heart Association and the US National Institutes of Health, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, both a Phase I and Phase II Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Award, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award and the Carnegie Science Award for University Educators. At the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Little has been given the Board of Visitors award that denotes the "single most outstanding Faculty in the School of Engineering" in competition with all faculty members, from all departments, of all rank. He is also the only individual from the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh to ever win both the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award (2012) and the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (2013). Finally, his work on the fundamentals of controlled release have also led to the founding of Qrono Inc, the first custom controlled release formulation startup company based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Little received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he held 3 National Graduate Fellowships while working on engineered therapies that interface with the human immune system.