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Profile Summary

Executive Vice President Moghe is the chief academic officer of the university. He coordinates academic programs throughout Rutgers, manages the tenure and promotion process, and oversees offices for enrollment management, academic administration, global affairs, diversity and inclusion, libraries, continuing studies, and distance education.

Research Interests

•    High Dimensional Biology Profiling of Cell-Material Interactions
•    Nanobiomaterials and Nanobiointerfaces


•    Distinguished Professorship at Rutgers University, 2013
•    International Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, World Biomaterials Congress (conferred in China), 2012
•    First School of Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, School of Engineering, 2012
•    Fellow, Institute for Business, Engineering, Science and Technology, Rutgers, 2008
•    Engineering Governing Council, Excellence In Teaching Award, 2008
•    Leadership in Diversity Award, Rutgers University, 2006
•    Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2004
•    National Science Foundation IGERT Award, 2003
•    Future Leaders in Biomedical Engineering, Leadership Program, Whitaker Foundation, 2003
•    Teaching Excellence Award from Chemical Engineering Department, Rutgers, 2001
•    Rutgers FASIP Award for Teaching, Research, and Service - Ranked First in the Department, 1999
•    American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid Award, 1999
•    Johnson and Johnson Discovery Award, 1998
•    Rutgers University Teaching Fellow, 1998
•    National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1998
•    Integra Young Faculty Excellence Award, 1998
•    ConvaTec/Bristol Myers Squibb Young Professor Award, 1998
•    Hoechst Celanese Innovative Research Award, 1997-1998
•    Merck Exploratory Research Award, 1997-1999
•    Charles and Johanna Busch Biomedical Research Award, 1996-1998
•    Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Research Grant and Transitional Award, 1996-2000

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Moghe's research leadership roles include: Vice-Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Principal Investigator and Director on the NSF-sponsored IGERT program at Rutgers on Integratively EngineeredBiointerfaces (2003-) and Integrated Science & Engineering of Stem Cells (2008-13) and PI/Director of a Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) (2006-2012); Director of Rutgers-UMDNJ Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering (2007-2010); CORE PI for NIH-sponsored Integrated Research Center on Polymeric Biomaterials (2003-2018); School of Engineering Diversity Champion for the NE-AGEP (2005-). Previously he has served as Undergraduate Program Director in Biomedical Engineering (2000-2002) and Director of the New Jersey Confocal Microscopy and Cell Culture Facility for Biomaterials, first established in 1996. He was appointed as graduate faculty member of the Graduate Program in Cell and Developmental Biology (Molecular Biosciences) at Rutgers in 1998.  Since 2008, Dr. Moghe was appointed as Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Division of Bioengineering, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.


•    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bioengineering, Harvard Medical School, 1993-1995
•    PhD, Chemical Engineering (Bioengineering specialty), University of Minnesota, 1993
•    BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Bombay, India, 1988