Ali Khademhosseini

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Ali Khademhosseini
Ali Khademhosseini
Born October 30, 1975
Flag of Iran.svg Tehran, Iran
Residence Flag of the United States.svg USA
Nationality Flag of Canada.svg CanadaFlag of the United States.svg USA
Fields Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering
Institutions Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Toronto
Doctoral advisor Robert S. Langer
Notable awards

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2011) Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award (2011) TERMIS-NA Young Investigator Award (2010); American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Allan F. Colburn Award (2010); ACS Colloid and Surface Science Division Unilever Award (2010); Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2010); Association for Lab Automation (ALA) Innovation Award (2010); International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) Award for Young Faculty Members (2009); University of Toronto Engineering alumni’s class of 7T6 award (2009); NSF Career Award (2009); IEEE/EMBS Early career award (2008); Technology Review Magazine TR35 Top Young Innovator (2007); BMW Scientific Award (2007); Coulter Foundation Early Career (2006)-national award for biomedical engineering; Outstanding Researcher in Polymer Science by OMNOVA / MIT (2005); Outstanding Research by Biomedical Engineering Society (2005)- national award;

Outstanding Research Mentor at MIT (2004)- university award for mentoring;

Ali Khademhosseini (born October 30, 1975, Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian American-Canadian academic and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.[1][2] He has carried out research in the area of biomedical microdevices and biomaterials. He has developed a number of methods for controlling the stem cell microenvironment using microscale devices and to engineer biomaterials for tissue engineering.[3][4][5] He has published extensively in the area of biomedicine and stem cell bioengineering. He has over 300 peer-reviewed publications,[6] more than 200 invited presentations and 14 issued or pending patents. As of July 2013, he has been cited more than 10,000 times and has an h-index of 52. He received his PhD in Bioengineering (with Robert Langer) at MIT and his undergraduate and Masters degrees, both in chemical engineering at University of Toronto.

Khademhosseini’s interdisciplinary research has been recognized by over 30 major national and international awards. He is one of the recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama.[7] He has also received early career awards from three major engineering discipline societies: electrical (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology award / IEEE Nanotechnology award), chemical (AIChE Colburn award) and mechanical engineering (ASME YC Fung award). In addition, he has received the young investigator awards of the Society for Biomaterials and the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-North America. He has also received the American Chemical Society’s Viktor K. Lamer award and the Unilever award and has been recognized by major governmental awards including the NSF Career award and the Office of Naval Research young investigator award. In 2007, he was named a TR35 recipient by the Technology Review Magazine as one of the world’s top young innovators. He received the TR35 based on his work on developing 'living legos' that can be used to make artificial organs. He has also received major recognitions from other organizations including the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Innovation Award, a Sloan fellowship as well as the IAMBE and the Coulter foundation early career awards. For his PhD work he received the BMW Scientific Award.


  1. ^ "Khademhosseini: Wyss Institute at Harvard". 
  2. ^ "MIT Institute For Soldier Nanotechnologies - People - Faculty - Khademhosseini". 
  3. ^ Moeller, Hannes-Christian; Mian, Matthew K.; Shrivastava, Shamit; Chung, Bong Geun; Khademhosseini, Ali. "A microwell array system for stem cell culture". Biomaterials 29 (6): 752–763. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2007.10.030. 
  4. ^ Khademhosseini, Ali; Ferreira, Lino; Blumling, James; Yeh, Judy; Karp, Jeffrey M.; Fukuda, Junji; Langer, Robert (1 December 2006). "Co-culture of human embryonic stem cells with murine embryonic fibroblasts on microwell-patterned substrates". Biomaterials 27 (36): 5968–5977. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2006.06.035. 
  5. ^ Hwang, Y.-S.; Chung, B. G.; Ortmann, D.; Hattori, N.; Moeller, H.-C.; Khademhosseini, A. (23 September 2009). "Microwell-mediated control of embryoid body size regulates embryonic stem cell fate via differential expression of WNT5a and WNT11". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (40): 16978–16983. doi:10.1073/pnas.0905550106. PMC 2761314. PMID 19805103. 
  6. ^ "Ali Khademhosseini - Google Scholar Citations". 
  7. ^ "President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists". Office of the Press Secretary. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 

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