Mark E Van Dyke

Mark E Van Dyke

Associate Dean, Research
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Member of the General Faculty
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Primary Department
Department Affiliations
(520) 621-4737

Work Summary

Dr. Van Dyke conducts research on biomaterials and medical devices and works primarily in the application domains of trauma treatment, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. A particular area of focus for the past 20 years has been protein-based biomaterial systems and biomolecules related to the extracellular matrix. He has developed several biomaterial-based technologies and products, which have resulted in typical scholarly outputs including many US and international patents. His intellectual property has been licensed to several startup companies, in which Dr. Van Dyke has served as Chief Scientific Officer, as well as heads of manufacturing and regulatory affairs. He has deep experience in healthcare technology commercialization, including intellectual property strategy, bioprocess manufacturing, and regulatory affairs.

Research Interest

Dr. Van Dyke's research uses biomaterials as the basis of medical devices and strategies for engineering approaches to tissue repair and regeneration. Investigative areas include treatments for traumatic injury including wound healing following burn, as well as regeneration of bone, nerve and muscle. Most recently, his work has included the investigation of keratin-based biomaterials as biomimetic coatings for advanced prosthetic and other medical device systems. Dr. Van Dyke has high interest and expertise in medical device innovation and commercialization of healthcare-related technologies.