Mark Eiteman, Ph.D.

Professor

UGA Inventor of the Year

Dr. Eiteman wants students to understand and apply approaches to solving technical problems rather than just memorizing information, since many problems they will encounter don’t have easy answers. At the University of Georgia College of Engineering, he teaches courses in Mass Transfer, Biochemical Engineering, and Bioseparations. Dr. Eiteman’s expertise is at the interface of metabolic engineering, bioprocess engineering and fermentation technology. He has also taught and engaged in research in Chennai, India at Anna University and IIT-Madras. Dr. Eiteman won the UGA Inventor of the Year Award in 2014. You can learn more about his teaching and research in this Focus on Faculty feature.

Education
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1991
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1988
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1986
Professional Appointments
  • Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2002 – present
  • Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 1996 – 2002
  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia Colege of Engineering, 1991 – 1996
Other Professional Experience
  • Senior Member, National Academy of Inventors, 2021 – present
  • Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, 20118 – present
Awards & Honors
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Fellow, Institute of Biological Engineering
Areas of Expertise
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Fermentation technology
Publications
Patents
  • Genetically engineered microbes and methods for producing citramalate
    U.S. Patent 10,731,185
  • Chimeric Enzymes for Conversion of Lignin-Derived Chemicals
    U.S. Patent 10,087,425
  • Devices and Methods for Separating Particles
    U.S. Patent 9,873,126
  • Devices and Methods for Separating Particles
    U.S. Patent U.S. 9,517,474
  • Substrate-Selective Co-Fermentation Process
    European Patent 2,145,008B1
  • Substrate-Selective Co-Fermentation Process
    U.S. Patent 9,212,346
  • Microbial Production of Pyruvate and Other Metabolites
    U.S. Patent 8,652,825
  • Substrate-Selective Co-Fermentation Process
    U.S. Patent 8,551,758
  • Microbial Production of Pyruvate and Pyruvate Derivatives
    U.S. Patent 8,278,076
  •  Microbial Production of Pyruvate and Pyruvate Derivatives
    U.S. Patent 7,749,740
  • Metabolically Engineered Organism for Enhanced Production of Oxaloacetate-Derived Chemicals
    U.S. Patent 6,455,284
Other Links

Join a cutting-edge engineering program at a time-honored university

Apply Today Make A Gift