Mike Malone is Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Ronnie & Eugene Isenberg Distinguished Professor of Engineering. He was educated in chemical engineering at Penn State University and at UMass Amherst. At UMass he has been Director of the Process Design and Control Center, Head of the Department Chemical Engineering, and then Dean of Engineering.
He has served as Vice Chancellor since 2009 and is focused on strategy and compliance for sponsored research. He played a key role on the team that developed and founded the UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences in 2013, capitalized with a $95 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.
He currently teaches an interdisciplinary course on Innovation & Entrepreneurship for science, engineering and management students and conducts research on biofuels production. He founded and continues to direct the UMass Innovation Challenge, a campus-wide business concept competition (www.umass.edu/innovation)
He has been a Visiting Scientist at the DuPont Company and has done extensive consulting for industry in the US and internationally. He is the author of numerous technical articles, four books, and an inventor on two patents. He has won many awards for his research and for his teaching.
Mike serves on the Holyoke Innovation District Kitchen Cabinet and on the Board of Directors of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.