Art had leadership roles in three start-ups including as Founder and CEO. With a broad science and business background, Art has particular strength in life sciences. He has 43 patents, numerous publications and his efforts have lead to multiple commercial products. He serves on six boards and has previous board experience on 11 additional boards. He has been recognized with numerous awards including induction into the National Academy of Inventors, the College of Fellows for both the Controlled Release Society and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He has a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.