Pankaj Karande

Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Prof. Pankaj Karande joined the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Rensselaer in January 2008. Before joining Rensselaer, Dr. Karande was a postdoctoral scholar in the Chemical Engineering Department and Center for Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Karande has received numerous awards for his work including The Edison Award for best Product in Science and Medicine (2009), The Anna Fuller Fellowship in Molecular Oncology (2006-2007), Outstanding Pharmaceutical Paper by the Controlled Release Society (2005) and the Fionna Goodchild Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring (2004). Dr. Karande is an inventor on several patents in the area of Transdermal Formulation Discovery and Novel High Throughput Screening Platforms.


B.S. 2000 University of Mumbai Ph.D. 2006 University of California, Santa Barbara Postdoctoral 2008 MIT/Center for Cancer research

Research Focus
  • Drug discovery
  • Drug delivery
  • Peptide engineering
  • High throughput screening
  • Vaccine design
  • Biomaterials design