Ali Khademhosseini

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Ali Khademhosseini
Ali Khademhosseini
Born October 30, 1975
Residence United States
Nationality Iran-Canada-United States
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

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow (2014) National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow (2012) 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). He is an Iranian-American-Canadian academic, a Professor at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Associate Faculty at Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.[1][2] He is also a Junior Principal Investigator at Japan’s World Premier International – Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR) at Tohoku University where he directs a satellite laboratory. In addition, he is an eminent scholar at Konkuk University in Korea, as well as a Hi-Ci Professor at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. His research is based on developing micro- and nanoscale biomaterials to control cellular behavior with particular emphasis on developing engineered materials and systems for tissue engineering. He is also developing ‘organ-on-a-chip’ systems that aim to mimic human response to various chemicals in vitro. 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] His work has been published in leading journals and routinely highlighted in international media. He has edited multiple books / journal special issues and is an author on >450 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials and review papers,[6] >60 book chapters/edited books and >20 patent/disclosure applications. He is also an Associate Editor of ACS Nano. In addition, he has given over >250 invited seminars and keynote lectures. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 he was also selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the World’s Most Influential Minds. As of February 2017, he has been cited more than 29000 times and has an h-index of 87.[6] He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering (with Robert Langer) at MIT and his undergraduate and master's degrees, both in chemical engineering at University of Toronto.

Khademhosseini’s interdisciplinary research has been recognized by over 40 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 received the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-North America's senior investigator award based on his contributions to the field. In 2017, he received the Clemson Award for his contributions to literature from the Society for Biomaterials. 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 Ph.D. work he received the BMW Scientific Award. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE), NANOSMAT Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


  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. PMID 16901537. 
  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 2761314Freely accessible. PMID 19805103. 
  6. ^ a b Ali Khademhosseini's publications indexed by Google Scholar
  7. ^ "President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists". Office of the Press Secretary. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 

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