Patrick T. Mather holds his doctorate in materials engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He came to Bucknell from Syracuse University, where he led the creation of and served as the founding director of the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, an interdisciplinary center with more than 20 faculty spanning three institutions and eight departments, including Syracuse's L.C. Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science and its College of Arts & Sciences. He was also the Milton & Ann Stevenson Professor of Biomedical & Chemical Engineering and previously held the position of faculty chair of Syracuse's engineering college.

Prior to Syracuse, Mather  was a tenured faculty member at both the University of Connecticut and Case Western Reserve University. He's written more than 145 peer-reviewed papers, is an inventor on more than 35 patents, and is a Fellow of both the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the Society of Plastics Engineering. He has directed over 100 undergraduate thesis projects.

For more on his impressive academic and professional accomplishments, view his curriculum vitae (pdf).

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When you study engineering at Bucknell, you'll learn technical skills, teamwork, innovation and the ability to communicate complex ideas with colleagues and clients of all backgrounds. You'll succeed in your career or graduate studies — as a leader and a thinker who understands how engineering can improve society and the natural world.

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In ILTM, 18 to 24 rising juniors in engineering, management and the liberal arts participate in an intensive summer program that focuses on globalization, ethics, communication skills, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership. This highly selective program includes lectures, workshops by faculty and corporate leaders, travel to selected business sites, and real-world management and technological projects.

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