Robert Keynton

Robert Keynton

Duke Centennial Hall


Robert S. Keynton is dean of The William States Lee College of Engineering. He is an internationally regarded expert in the application of micro/nanotechnologies to the biomedical field and considered a leading authority in the fabrication and characterization of biopolymer fibers for 3D oriented microvascular structures. He is a nationally-recognized leader in the development and implementation of translational research programs to transform scientific innovations into commercial products. He has 17 issued patents and has co-founded 4 start-up companies based on these technologies created by him and his collaborators. He has been elected a Fellow in the American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Society and National Academy of Inventors. His work has been published in leading journals in the areas of micro/nano fabrication processes and devices; micro/nano systems for biological and chemical separations, detection and sensing; biomaterials; Big Data; polymeric-based fabrication techniques for the creation of medical devices and tissue engineered scaffolds; drug delivery systems; and, cardiovascular mechanics.

Highest Degree:


Highest Degree Institution:

University of Akron


William States Lee College of Engineering