Michael Cima

Faculty Director

Michael J. Cima is a David H. Koch Professor of Engineering and a professor of materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1982 (phi beta kappa) and a doctorate in chemical engineering in 1986, both from the University of California at Berkeley before joining the faculty at MIT as an assistant professor that same year. He was promoted to full professor in 1995. Michael has an appointment at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research; is a Fellow of the American Ceramics Society; was elected to the National Academy of Engineering; holds the David H. Koch Chair of Engineering at MIT; is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors; a co-director of MIT's Innovation Initiative; and the associate dean of innovation for the School of Engineering at MIT. Read more about Prof. Cima's accomplishments and lab work.



Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley