Anthony Guiseppi-Elie

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Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
Born (1954-10-08)October 8, 1954
Trinidad and Tobago
Alma mater

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sc.D. and Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) - M.Sc.
University of West Indies - B.Sc. (First Class Honors)
Spouse(s) Annette Guiseppi-Elie
Children Adilah Guiseppi-Wilson
Scientific career
Fields Bioelectronics
Nano and Microfabrication
Bioanalytical Microsystems

Texas A&M University
Clemson University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Johns Hopkins University

ABTECH Scientific, Inc.
Molecular Electronics Corporation
W.R. Grace and Co

Anthony "Tony" Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D., FRSC, FAIMBE, FIEEE is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Texas A&M University where he holds a TEES Research Professorship and is a member of the EnMed Working Group. He is also founder, President and Scientific director of ABTECH Scientific, Inc.[1] He is noted for his research and commercial development of biologically inspired and chemically responsive polymers, as related to bioanalytics, bioinformatics, and bionics.


Dr. Guiseppi-Elie initially focused on chemical engineering and materials science with his Sc.D research on the Synthesis and Characterization of Polyacetylene.[2] However, medicine was the interest of his youth and eventually drew him to the expanding field of bioengineering, specifically research and commercial development of biologically inspired and chemically responsive polymers that combine hydrogels possessing biologically inspired moieties with one-dimensional organic conductors (conductive polymers and carbon nanotubes). The resulting stimuli-responsive polymers are being developed as smart materials for controlled drug release, biosensors and for use in bionics. He is noted for his work on the development of controversial implantable biochips, DNA microarrays, and for his Guiseppi Prediction (...continued progress in the density of molecular recognition features on biochips will approach single molecule detection - by analogy to Moore's Law). He currently pursues the development of electronic noses, implantable bioanalytical biochips and implantable bio-smart materials for human health applications. His work has resulted in the commercialization of a wide variety of biochip substrates used in BioMEMS devices (Lateral Flow Bioassays and Microfluidic Devices) and his implantable biochip is under commercial development at ABTECH Scientific, Inc.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Dr. Guiseppi-Elie has been named chair-elect (2016) of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows where he was inducted as a fellow in 2006.[4] He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE). He is a lifetime member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and holds memberships in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, the Materials Research Society and the Biomedical Engineering Society.

He has been the inaugural visiting distinguished lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Scientific Seminar Series at Wrocław University of Science and Technology (WUST), Wrocław, Poland (2017). He has served as a member of the international review panel for the Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) of the New Zealand National Science Challenge (NSC) (2017). During Spring of 2013, Dr. Guiseppi-Elie came up with the III pillars of Chemical Engineering (I if you do not know, measure, tissue engineering, and do not forget unit conversions.) He has tested on this multiple times and plans to integrate this into standard curriculum. He has been an IEEE EMBS distinguished lecturer (2012-2013) and in 2014 was selected for Fulbright Specialists Roster (2014-2019). He was selected for service on a Fulbright Specialist project at Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Tecnología (FACET) in Argentina. In 1999, Dr. Guiseppi-Elie was the recipient of the SEAM Award from the Polymer Research Institute at Polytechnic University for his work on “…bio-technical properties and applications of electroactive polymers”. He is a recipient of the 2003 “Pioneers in Biomedical Engineering” Lecture Award from Purdue University, a 2004 lecturer in the MIT Program in Polymer Science and Technology, a recipient of the 2013 Distinguished AVIS Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and the 2014 and 2015 recipient of the Visiting Distinguished Professorship in industrial bioelectronics at L’Ecole de Mines d'Alès, France. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Bioengineering, and associate editor of Biomedical Microdevices and is a member of the editorial boards of The Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, NanoBiotechnology, and Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Selected publications[edit]

Aby A. Thyparambil, Ingrid Bazin and Anthony Guiseppi-Elie "Perspective: Molecular Modeling and Simulation Tools in the Development of Peptide-based Biosensors for Mycotoxin Detection: Example of Ochratoxin" Toxins (2017) 9(12), 395.

Deon Hines, Olukayode Karunwi, William R. Harrell and Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, "Choice of Electrode Metal Influences the Chemoresistive Vapor Response of Brominated SWCNTs" Macromolecular Symposia (2015) 351 (1), 19-26.

Romain R Soleri, Hary H Demey, Scherrine S Tria, Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Aziza A Ibn Hadj Hassine, Catherine C Gonzalez, Ingrid Bazin, "Peptide conjugated chitosan foam as a novel approach for capture-purification and rapid detection of hapten - Example of Ochratoxin A" Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2014) 67, 634-641.

Nolan Wilson, Mark Blenner and Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, "Polyplex Formation Influences Release Mechanism of Mono- and Di-valent Ions from Phosphorylcholine Group Bearing Hydrogels" Polymers (2014) 6(9), 2451-2472.

Alfonso Sepúlveda, M. Tylinski, Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, R. Richert and Mark D. Ediger*, "Role of fragility in the formation of highly stable organic glasses"" Physical Review Letters (2014) 113(4), 045901-5.

Christian N. Kotanen, Olukayode Karunwi and Anthony Guiseppi-Elie,"Biofabrication Using Pyrrole Electropolymerization for the Immobilization of Glucose Oxidase and Lactate Oxidase on Implanted Microfabricated Biotransducers" Bioengineering (2014), 1(1), 85-110.

Nolan Wilson and Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, "Targeting Homeostasis in Drug Delivery Using Bioresponsive Hydrogel Microforms" International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2014) 461(1-2) 214-222.