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Chemical engineer

Anthony "Tony" Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D., FRSC, FAIMBE is noted for his research and commercial development of biologically inspired and chemically responsive polymers that combine hydrogels possessing biologically inspired moieties with one-dimensional organic conductors .


Guiseppi-Elie, Anthony was born on October 8, 1954 in San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago. Son of Vernon and Josephine (Elie) Guiseppi-Elie.


Bachelor of Science, U West Indies, Mona, 1979. Master of Science, Manchester, 1980. Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983.


The resulting stimuli-responsive polymers are being developed as smart materials for controlled drug release, biosensors and for use in bionics. Tony is noted for his work on the development of controversial implantable biochips, DNA microarrays, and for his Guiseppi Prediction (continued progress in the density of molecular recognition features on biochips will approach single molecule detection - by analogy to Moore's Law). As director of the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors, and Biochips , he purses the development of electronic noses, implantable biochips and implantable bio-smart materials for human health applications.

He obtained his Sc.D in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.Sc. in Corrosion Science and Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and his B.Sc. in Applied and Analytical Chemistry from the University of the West Indies. His work has resulted in the commercialization of a wide variety of biochip substrates used in BioMEMS devices (Lateral Flow Bioassays and Microfluidic Devices) and his implantable biochip is under commercial development at ABTECH Scientific, Inc. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie is currently head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, director of the Biomedical Engineering Division of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and TEES Professor at Texas A&M University. Differential Gene Expression Using DNA Microarrays (Biochips Thrust Area) (citation needed)Development of Implantable sensors for Physiologic monitoring (Biochips Thrust Area) (citation needed)Immobilized Enzyme Bioelectronic Devices (Bioelectronics Thrust Area) (citation needed)Electronic Nose - Multi-element Array Sensor for VOC Monitoring (citation needed)Advanced DNA Microarrays (Biochips Thrust Area) (citation needed)Neuro-biosensors, Neural Materials and NeuroChip (Biosensor Thrust Area) (citation needed)Biosensors LabBiochips LabBiomaterials and Biointerfaces LabSignal Processing and Bioinformatics LabSC BUSINESSMIT TECH TALKNew technique may speed DNA analysis Lauren J. Clark, MIT School of Engineering, May 18, 2005BIOTECHNIQUESCenter fellow, Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D., Professor and Director, Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Bioeletronics, Biosensors, and Biochips, profiled in June, 2005 issue of Biotechniques.

Read ProfileGuiseppi-Elie profiled in Biotechniques – The International Journal of Life Science Methods Biotechniques, 2005. 38 (6) 843-844YOURWORLD/OURWORLDGuiseppi-Elie profiled in YourWorld/OurWorld – The Journal of Biotechnology for 8 and 9 graders. Institute of Bioengineering and NanotechnologyDec.

12, 2007 - Guiseppi-Elie delivers invited lecture at Singapore’s Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology – Dr. Jackie Ying.


  • Tony is also founder, president and scientific director of ABTECH Scientific, Inc., a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a professor of Bioengineering and a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. My work and accomplishments as the January 2008 Centerfold in SC Business – The state-wide journal of the SC Chamber of Commerce.


  • Other Work

    • Contributing author various books in field. Patentee in field.


Fellow Anime International Company. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Surgeons, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Materials Research Society.


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Married Annette Wilson. 1 child Adilah.

Vernon Guiseppi-Elie

Josephine (Elie) Guiseppi-Elie

Annette Wilson

Adilah Guiseppi-Elie