Benjamin Shapiro

Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Benjamin Shapiro, PhD a co-founder of xMD Diagnostics, Inc., has served as its Chief Science Officer since 2016.  Dr. Shapiro is a Full Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park, currently on a leave of absence. He is an expert in device design for biomedical applications. He received his bachelor's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems from Caltech.  He has been at the University of Maryland since 2000, and joined the Fischell Department of Bioengineering in 2010. His research is focused on modeling, design, and control of micro-scale systems for chemical, biological, and clinical applications. He holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research and the Maryland NanoCenter, and is affiliated with the Applied Math and Scientific Computation program. 

Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, has been selected by Georgia Tech to the Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni, and is a Fulbright Scholar. He has published extensively (a book, over 60 journal publications including in Nature journals, and 80 conference conference), and has filed over 20 patents based on his research. Dr. Shapiro is a leading researcher in technology areas highly relevant to the development of micro-dissection devices. He has consulted for multiple biotech and medical device startup companies and has spun out  his own company from the University of Maryland. As an integral member of the xMD team, Dr. Shapiro will provide consultation on the development of the xMD technology, access to resources in the academic research community, and assistance in commercializing the device.