AIMBE Vice President, At-Large
Omolola (Lola) Eniola-Adefeso is the Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Education in Engineering and the University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Univ. of Michigan. She received her BS in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a PhD from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). Eniola-Adefeso’s research in the design and evaluation of particulate carriers has contributed significantly to advancing the field of vascular-targeted drug delivery. Recent discoveries from her lab led to three U.S. patent filings, one of which is licensed to Asalyxa Bio, Inc., with Dr. Eniola-Adefeso as the Chief Strategy Officer. She serves as Deputy Editor for Science Advances, is on the board of directors for BMES, and is a member of the external advisory board for biomedical engineering at the Univ. of Florida and Boston Univ. Her research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the National Science Foundation. Recent notable awards include the AIChE Minority Affairs Committee’s (MAC) Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering and a BMES MIDCAREER award.