Ali Khademhosseini

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Ali Khademhosseini
Khademhosseini in 2008
Born (1975-10-30) October 30, 1975 (age 44)
CitizenshipIran, Canada, United States
Alma mater
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorRobert S. Langer
Other academic advisorsPeter Zandstra
Notable studentsAli Tamayol, Nasim Annabi, Su-Ryon Shin, Medhi Nikkah, Mohsen Akbari, Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, Gulden Camaci-Unal,Y. Shrike Zhang

Ali Khademhosseini (Persian: علی خادم‌حسینی‎, born October 30, 1975, Tehran, Iran) is a professor at the University of California-Los Angeles who is currently on sabbatical at Amazon Inc. He holds a multi-departmental professorship in Bioengineering, Radiology, Chemical, and Biomolecular Engineering. He is the Director of Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics (C-MIT).[1] Previously, he was a Professor at Harvard Medical School, a faculty member at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Dr. Khademhosseini is also an Associate Editor for ACS Nano.[2] He was a standing member of the NIH BTSS (Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences) study section. He has been nearly cited 60,000 times and has an H-index of 126.[3] Also, he has given over >300 invited seminars and keynote lectures. From 2014 to 2019 he has been annually selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the World's Most Influential Minds.[4]

Background and Personal Life[edit]

Khademhosseini was born in Tehran, Iran, and grew up in Toronto, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in bioengineering from MIT under the supervision of Robert S. Langer (2005), and MASc (2001) and BASc (1999) degrees from University of Toronto both in chemical engineering.

Academic Mentoring[edit]

Khademhosseini is a recipient of MIT's Outstanding Undergraduate mentor award (2004) and Brigham Women's Hospital senior faculty mentor award (2016). Over 70 of his previous trainees and fellows have gone into academia as faculty at institutions including Harvard University-Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California-Riverside, Arizona State University, Texas A&M University, University of Pittsburgh, INSERM, Northeastern University, Hanyang University, Singapore National University, and Tsinghua University.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Dr. Khademhosseini’s interdisciplinary research has been recognized over 70 major national and international awards. He is a recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama, the highest honor given by the US government for early career investigators.[5] In 2007, he was named a TR35 recipient by the Technology Review Magazine as one of the world’s top young innovators. In 2011, he received the Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for his contribution to microscale tissue engineering and microfluidics.  In 2016, he received the Sr. Scientist Award of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society-Americas (TERMIS-AM) and in 2017 he received the Clemson Award of the Society for Biomaterials. 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. He has been elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering as well as the Royal Society of Canada. 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), Materials Research Society (MRS), NANOSMAT Society, and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2019, he received the 500k USD Mustafa Prize[6], for his work on micro fabricated hydrogel for biomedical applications[7].


  1. ^ "Ali Khademhosseini Ph.D. | BE". Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  2. ^ "Editorial Board". Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  3. ^ "Ali Khademhosseini - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  4. ^ "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015-Thomson Reuters (2016).pdf | Citation | Science". Scribd. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  5. ^ "President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists". Office of the Press Secretary. 2011-09-26. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
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