Istvan J. Majoros, Ph.D., received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1971. He earned his Ph.D. degree, which focused on Organic⁄Polymer Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude in 1979. He subsequently built up extensive research experience in industry and as a faculty member of the Kossuth Lajos University in Debrecen, Hungary. From 1990–1998 he was a Visiting Professor of Polymer Science at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, where he synthesized highly ordered polymer structures and worked on the characterization of multi–arm star polymers. He joined the Center for Biologic Nanotechnology in 1998 as a Research Associate II and worked steadily on the design, synthesis and characterization of novel hybrid dendritic macromolecules.
In 2006, he was appointed as Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy, Department of Medicine, and M–NIMBS. Dr. Majoros published twenty–three peer–reviewed papers on macromolecular structures and polymer synthesis and purification. He is an internationally recognized chemical engineer and organic polymer chemist with twenty-one years of experience in research and development in organic and polymer chemistry in both academic and industrial settings. He has extensive experience in conceptualizing new molecular designs, conducting multi–step syntheses, designing technologies, and managing plants with production scales of up to 150 tons per day. He retired in 2010.