About Dr. Melissa Grunlan

Prof. Grunlan joined Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor in August of 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in September 2011. She is the recipient of the Herbert H. Richardson Faculty Fellow Award (2010-2011), the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award (2009), the BP Teaching Excellence Award (2013) and the TEES Faculty Fellow award from the College of Engineering at TAMU. Her research is supported by the NSF and the NIH.


Ph.D., Chemistry
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

M.S., Polymers and Coatings
North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)

8/1991 – 8/1995
B.S., Chemistry
North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)

Professional Experience

9/1/2011 – Present
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering

8/2005 – 8/31/2011
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering Program

9/2004 – 8/2005
Post-doctoral research associate
Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Dept. of Chemistry

7/1997 – 8/2001
Senior chemist
H.B. Fuller Company (St. Paul, MN)

Melissa A. Grunlan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: 979-845-2406


Department of Biomedical Engineering
5030 Emerging Technologies Building (ETB)
3120 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3120