Arlyne B. Simon, Ph.D.
is Changing the Face of Engineering
Honored as a trailblazing female inventor by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Dr. Simon is a biochemical engineer, author and entrepreneur. In short, she is a “multipotentialite” – a person with many creative pursuits. Originally from the Commonwealth of Dominica, she is a STEM advocate and is committed to creating next-generation technologies that transform medicine.
The Biochemical Engineer
Arlyne holds a bachelors degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Tech and a doctoral degree in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Arlyne is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and hopes that her picture book, ABBY INVENTS UNBREAKABLE CRAYONS, will empower the next-generation of female scientists and engineers.
Arlyne has 3 patents. She invented a blood test that detects when cancer patients reject a bone marrow transplant.
In 2012, Arlyne co-founded a biotech startup, PHASIQ, to commercialize her invention. PHASIQ was funded by NSF SBIR Phase I & II funding. PHASIQ closed its doors in November 2017.