David Neivandt

David J. Neivandt is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Maine, and Director of the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering. Trained as an interfacial chemist, his research spans many areas. During his time at the University of Maine he has investigated wet-end retention chemistry in the pulp and paper industry, the creation of biodegradable grease resistant coatings, the functionalization of sensor surfaces for neurotoxin detection, non-classical transport mechanisms of signal peptideless proteins, controlled gelation of polymers for drug delivery and surface modification of colloidal systems for rheological optimization. He is an enthusiastic teacher and has recently led the creation of a Bioengineering degree program at UMaine.