Degrees and Certifications:

Michele Marcolongo, Ed.D.


Class of 1982

Year Inducted: 2011

A biomedical engineer, patent holder, and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Marcolongo is the Associate Dean for Intellectual Property at Drexel’s College of Engineering. As co-founder of Gelifex, Inc., a medical device company, she developed polymer-based implants used for relieving back pain and restoring motion to patients suffering from disc disease.  Author of many articles, her research is focused on orthopedic biomaterials.