Robert Guldberg, Ph.D.

Vice President and Leona DeArmond Executive Director of the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, University of Oregon

Dr. Guldberg is a serial entrepreneur and internationally renowned bioengineer. Dr. Guldberg’s research focuses on musculoskeletal mechanobiology, regenerative medicine, and orthopaedic medical devices. In his 25+ year academic career, Dr. Guldberg has produced over 270 peer-reviewed publications, served as an advisor and board member for numerous biotechnology companies, and co-founded six start-ups. He was previously executive director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech from 2009-2018 and, in 2018, was selected to lead the Knight Campus as its inaugural permanent Executive Director. At the national level, Dr. Guldberg is past Chair of the Americas Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-AM). He currently serves on the Executive Leadership Council of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, a $220 million global initiative to promote wellness and peak performance through scientific discovery and innovation. Dr. Guldberg is an elected fellow of TERMIS, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).