Dr. Molla Islam is a research scientist at Chapman University. He also teaches at the department of chemistry. His research interest revolves around learning the language of soft materials to translate and use this skill in materials science to widen our understanding at the bio-interfaces. He finished Ph.D. in chemistry from Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Before joining at Chapman, He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Andrew Lyon has over 20 years of experience as a chemist, bioengineer, educator, and entrepreneur and currently serves as the Founding Dean of the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering at Chapman University. Prior to his current role, he served as Dean of the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman from 2014-2018. Before arriving at Chapman, Dr. Lyon spent 16 years at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a member of the Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty, directing a research program aimed at creating new types of biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications. In addition to his role at Chapman, he serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of Sanguina, LLC, an early-stage biotechnology company. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER, Beckman Young Investigator, Research Corporation Research Innovation, and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the National Fresenius Award.