Timothy M Brenza (2015)


B.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


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Research Expertise

My research has focused on the interactions of exogenous substances with the respiratory system and has spanned from air pollution to the design of biocompatible nanomaterials for vaccination and therapeutic delivery. I have also applied this knowledge toward designing nanomaterials for improved therapeutic delivery to the brain.

Currently my lab is focused on: the synthesis and characterization of degradable polymeric materials, formulation and characterization of nanotheraputics, and characterizing the interactions of materials with in vitro models of physiological barriers.

Brief Bio

Timothy Brenza is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at SDSM&T. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996. He then proceeded to work for Eastern Research Group Inc., an environmental consulting company, where he was involved in both regulation development and exposure/release assessments. Timothy Brenza then obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2008. Prior to his current position, he conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Iowa and in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Iowa State University.

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