Curriculum Vitae

  • George S. and Dolores DorĂ© Eccles Presidential Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutics/Pharmaceutical Chem., Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Chair, Bioengineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Chemistry
  • Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Professor, Bioengineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Bioengineering
  • Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics, Orthopaedic Surgery Operations


Research Summary

Grainger's expertise lies in innovating materials in medicine, including applications to improving medical devices, medical diagnostic assays, drug delivery, surface coatings, surgical infection, and host-implant rejection. He uses many types of molecular and cellular methods, surface analytical tools, polymer materials chemistry, cell, molecular and microbiology. He has extensive experience with industrial product R&D in the medical device and diagnostic industries.

Research Statement

My research interests and group focus on the crossroads of materials and medicine. I am interested in the thematic as well as literal interfaces of biomaterials and living systems. This translates to study and innovation in medical diagnostic systems and bioassays, medical implant designs and improvement using innovative biomaterials and on-baord drug delivery, implant-related infections, surface analysis in biomedical systems, drug delivery systems for proteins and vaccines, and novel surface modification strategies.

Research Keywords

  • Surface Chemistry, Interest Level: 4
  • Polymer surface modification, Interest Level: 3
  • Nanotechnology, Interest Level: 3
  • Nanobiotechnology, Interest Level: 4
  • Medical polymers, Interest Level: 4
  • Medical Devices, Interest Level: 4
  • Drug Delivery Systems, Interest Level: 4
  • Diagnostics Assays, Interest Level: 3
  • Biotechnology, Interest Level: 3
  • Biomedical Engineering, Interest Level: 3
  • Biomaterials, Interest Level: 5
  • Ultrathin Protein and Polymer Films, Interest Level: 3
  • Tissue Engineering, Interest Level: 5
  • Protein-Surface Interaction, Interest Level: 3
  • Protein Immobilization and Release, Interest Level: 3
  • Polymeric drug delivery systems, Interest Level: 3
  • Molecular Diagnostics, Interest Level: 3
  • Membrane Biophysics, Interest Level: 3
  • Gene Expression, Microarray, Interest Level: 3
  • Fluorinated Surface Chemistry, Interest Level: 3
  • Drug Delivery in Combination Services, Interest Level: 3
  • Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering, Interest Level: 5
  • Drug Delivery, Interest Level: 3
  • Diagnostic and Microarray Surfaces, Interest Level: 3
  • Colloids, Interest Level: 3
  • Cell-Surface Interaction, Interest Level: 3
  • Brucella Vaccine, Interest Level: 3
  • Biopharmaceutical and physicochemical problems related to dosage forms and drug delivery systems, Interest Level: 3
  • Bioengineering, Interest Level: 5
  • Bacteria-Surface Interaction, Interest Level: 3

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Access to University Core Lab facilities as described on-line for the University, including the imaging, microscopy, histology, flow cytometry, and bioanalytical chemistry, and the Nano-Fab core facility with surface analysis tools, including imaging XPS and ellipsometry, SEM and TEM. Contact: David Grainger , , Bioengineering.