DAVID W GRAINGER portrait
  • Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Chair, Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics, Orthopaedic Surgery Operations
  • Adjunct Professor, Chemistry

Current Courses

Fall 2020

  • BME 4991-008
    Thesis Writing & Comm I
    Location: WEB 1248 (WEB 1248)
  • BME 6960-001
    Research Project: Me
  • BME 7880-001
    TA Mentorship
  • BME 7880-020
    TA Mentorship
  • BME 7990-001
    Cont Reg-Ph D
  • PHCEU 7975-001
    Journal Club-PhD
    Location: TBA (TBA)

Summer 2020

Spring 2020

Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Elute Inc. 10/01/2011 - present. Employees: 5.
    Comments: start-up company based on university IP from my lab involving reservable antibiotic-releasing bone graft biomaterials; located in Research Park, has won 2 Utah State TCIP awards with match required and successful seed funding from UpStart Ventures, completed Series A2 round for $4.5 million; FDA 510(k) approval for first graft product; FDA RFD granted device designation for drug-eluting product.

Professional Organizations

  • AVS (Surface Science Society). 01/2000 - 03/01/2016. Position : Member.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Society. 03/01/1990 - present. Position : Member.
  • International Federation of Societies of Biomaterials. 01/01/2004 - present. Position : Fellow.
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. 01/01/2000 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers. 01/01/2000 - present. Position : Fellow.
  • Controlled Release Society. 01/01/1994 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Chemical Society. 01/01/1990 - present. Position : Member.
  • Society for Biomaterials. 01/01/1990 - present. Position : Member.

Additional didactic teaching

I taught in the following courses in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015:

1. BIOEN 4801 BioDesign: lecture: "Case Studies in Biomaterials Failure Analysis"

2. MDCRC 6150 Personalized Healthcare; lecture:  Companion Diagnostics

3. Chem 6810: Nanoscience: 2 lectures:  Array-based diagnostics, Nanotoxicology 

4. BIOEN 6302: Biomaterials: 4 lectures on biocompatibility, sterilization, nanosystems, and infection

5. PHCEU 7030 Drug Delivery: 2 lectures on oral drug formulations