Michael Pishko is the dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science and professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering. Before coming to the University of Wyoming Dean Pishko directed the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing at Texas A&M since 2009. He also served as head of that university’s Department of Chemical Engineering from 2007 to 2011.
His experience at Texas A&M included leading workforce development and education programs for the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing. His role with the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing included work on academic, workforce training and K-12 outreach initiatives.
Dean Pishko also has worked extensively with private industry and himself holds numerous patents in the field of biomedical engineering.
Before going to Texas A&M, Pishko was on the chemical engineering faculty of Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Texas at Austin, and his master’s (1987) and bachelor’s (1986) degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, all in chemical engineering.