Michael Deem

Founder at Certus LLC | CEO | VC

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Michael W. Deem is an American engineer, scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. Michael Deem is an experienced senior professional who has operated in senior management, Board, and advisor capacities with companies ranging from start-up, to rapid growth, to large multi-national companies. Currently General Partner at SmartHealth Catalyzer and CEO of a startup. Previously an Entrepreneur in Residence with Khosla Ventures. Michael Deem was the John W. Cox Professor of Bioengineering and Physics & Astronomy at Rice University from 2002-2020. He was an assistant and associate professor at UCLA from 1996-2002. Michael received his BS from the California Institute of Technology, his PhD from UC Berkeley, and did a postdoc at Harvard University.

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Michael W. Deem Research Group
April 18, 2023

Teaching While Learning from Students

As a scientist and professor, first at UCLA and then at Rice University, I always had a passion for teaching. In fact, it is one of the things that drew me to academia in the first place.  Over the years, I taught countless students–over 10000 undergraduates–and I have learned just as much from them as […]

Drive an Autocross with Michael Deem
April 18, 2023

Porsche Appreciation

As a scientist, I have always been fascinated by the way things work, whether it is the intricate workings of the human body or the complex mechanisms of the natural world. As a car enthusiast and engineer, I am equally fascinated by the engineering marvels of the automotive world.  When it comes to the epitome […]

Profile of Michael W. Deem
April 18, 2023

Taekwondo is Good for the Soul

Dr. Michael W Deem is a well-known U.S. scientist.  He is also a venture capitalist and CEO.  For two decades, he was the John W. Cox Professor at Rice University.  At Rice, Deem made significant contributions in the field of bioengineering. However, what many people may not know is that Deem is also a skilled […]

Michael W. Deem
April 18, 2023

For Porschse Sake!

Dr. Michael W Deem is a world-renowned U.S. scientist.  He is also a venture capitalist and CEO.  For 20 years, he was the John W. Cox Professor at Rice University, where he was known for his groundbreaking research in the field of bioengineering and physics. In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Deem is also […]

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