Dr. Michael J. Avaltroni



Dr. Michael J. Avaltroni is a 1999 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, receiving a B.S. in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude. He went on to complete a M.A. in Chemistry in 2001, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2003, both from Princeton University. His area of research is on surface modification of Titanium materials to facilitate cell attachment, biomineralization, and interfacial adhesion. His research in this area has led to five publications and ten United States patents or patents pending. In addition, the technology he has created in this field of study has been licensed for the creation of of two biotechnology companies, Orthobond, Inc., Princeton NJ, and Aculon, Inc., San Diego, CA.

Dr. Avaltroni has also been active in several other projects sponsored by the University, including the Institute for the Enhancement of Teaching Science and Math (IETSM), which has been awarded several grants to fund the training and support of middle and high school teachers across the state. This program has, to date, reached out and built relationships with almost 100 teachers across the state who are using workshops, mentoring and partnership to educate and excite the young people of New Jersey in science and mathematics.

Following state approval for the School of Pharmacy at FDU, Dr. Avaltroni was named the Associate Dean of this program, spearheading an effort to create an innovative and exciting new program to train pharmacists for the challenges of the 21st century. After serving as Interim Dean since August 2012, Dr. Avaltroni was officially named Dean of the program in April 2013.

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Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

Master of Arts, Chemistry
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, New Jersey