Mark Eiteman, Ph.D.


School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

UGA Inventor of the Year

Telephone: 706-542-0833


0021 Riverbend Research Lab South
220 Riverbend Road
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Dr. Eiteman wants students to understand and apply approaches to solving technical problems rather than just memorizing information, since many problems they will encounter don’t have easy answers. At the University of Georgia College of Engineering, he teaches courses in Mass Transfer, Biochemical Engineering, and Bioseparations. Dr. Eiteman's expertise is at the interface of metabolic engineering, bioprocess engineering and fermentation technology. He has also taught and engaged in research in Chennai, India at Anna University and IIT-Madras. Dr. Eiteman won the UGA Inventor of the Year Award in 2014. You can learn more about his teaching and research in this Focus on Faculty feature.


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1991
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1988
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1986

Area of Expertise

  • Metabolic engineering
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Fermentation technology


Comprehensive Molecular BioEngineering Lab