Robert Guldberg

Robert Guldberg portrait

Robert Guldberg

Vice President and Robert and Leona DeArmond Executive Director

Robert Guldberg was hired in 2018 to lead the Knight Campus and serves on the President’s Executive Leadership team as Vice President of the University of Oregon. Engaging internal and external stakeholders, he led the creation of the Knight Campus Strategic Plan and has forged new partnerships with Oregon’s research universities, health care providers and institutions around the country. He’s overseen recruitment of the Knight Campus faculty and launch of the University of Oregon’s first engineering degree program.  A serial entrepreneur and internationally renowned bioengineer, Guldberg’s research program devises new medical devices and regenerative therapies for musculoskeletal tissues damaged by traumatic injury or degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. He holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering as well as a master’s degree in bioengineering, all from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Knight Campus, Guldberg was at Georgia Tech, where he served as executive director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, and was a professor at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering. His primary research funding comes from the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and several biotechnology companies.