Professor Mark Banaszak Holl

Professor Mark Banaszak Holl

Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 202, Building 36, Clayton Campus

Prof. Banaszak Holl is Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering. His research program is focused in the areas of the structure and properties of biological materials, nanotechnology for drug and gene delivery, polymer composites, and sustainable polymer science and engineering.

A diverse and dynamic group of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows come from a wide variety of backgrounds including Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Physics. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the research projects, the differing perspectives of the various scientific and engineering disciplines are critical to our approach to discovery and innovation.

Research Experience and Employment History

Professor and Head Chemical Engineering, Monash University, 2018 to present

Director, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2015 to 2017

Associate Vice-President for Research, University of Michigan, Natural Sciences and Engineering, 2009 to 2012

Professor, The University of Michigan, 1995 to 2017

Professor, Brown University, 1992-1995

Post-doctoral Associate, IBM TJ Watson Laboratory, 1991-1992


  • Doctor of Philosophy,(Ph.D), Inorganic Chemistry, Cornell University
  • Bachelor of Science with Honors in Chemistry, University of Chicago

Research Interests

We have active research programs in the following areas:

The development of targeted nanotherapeutic devices and imaging agents for the treatment of diseases such as cancer.

The nanoscale structure and properties of bone as related to Osteoporosis.

The nanoscale structure and properties of ligament as related to anterior cruciate ligament failure.

Nanoplastics in the environment.

Catalytic methods for depolymerization and the development of a polymer circular economy.

See Mark’s Peer-review publications


Selective, Low-Temperature Chemical Vapor Deposition of Gold, U.S. Patent 5,395,650. M. M. Banaszak Holl, S. P. Kowalczyk, F. R. McFeely, P. F. Seidler.

Spherosiloxane Coatings, U.S. Patent 5,858,544. M. M. Banaszak Holl, S. Lee, and C. Briant.

Modification of Infrared Reflectivity using silicon dioxide thin films derived from silsesquioxane resins, U.

Patent 6,572,974. M. A. Biscotto, M. M. Banaszak Holl, B. G. Orr, U. C. Pernisz.

Germanes and Doping with Germanes, U.S. Patent 6,197,983. K. E. Litz, J. E. Bender, and M. M. Banaszak Holl.

Nitrogen-rich barrier layer and structures formed, U. S. Patent 6,566,281. D. A. Buchanan, M. W. Copel, F. R. McFeely, P. R. Varekamp, M. M. Banaszak Holl, K. E. Litz.

Method for Analyzing Collegenous Tissues for the Detection and Diagnosis of Bone Disease, U.S. Patent 8,568,692. M. M. Banaszak Holl, J. M. Wallace, B. Erickson, C. M. Les, B. G. Orr.

Dendrimer Based Modular Platforms, U.S. Patent Application 20100158850 , J. R. Baker, M. M. Banaszak Holl, X.-M.Chen, B. Huang, D. McNerny, D. G. Mullen, T. Thomas.

Collagen D-Spacings in Fibril Bundles. U.S. Patent 9,390,496 M. M. Banaszak Holl, G.J. Fisher, M. Fang, C. M. Les, B. G. Orr, E. Goldstein, A. Turner.

Last modified: 02/07/2021