Ali Khademhosseini



Ali Khademhosseini is a Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a faculty at the Harvard-MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and as well as an Associate Faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. 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 in 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. In addition, his laboratory is developing technologies to control the formation of vascularized tissues with appropriate microarchitectures as well as regulating stem cell differentiation within microengineered systems. He has edited multiple books / journal special issues and is an author on >450 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials and review papers, >60 book chapters/edited books and ~20 patent/disclosure applications. His work has been published in leading journals and routinely highlighted in international media. He has been cited >23,000 times and has an H-index of 80. Also, he has given over >250 invited seminars and keynote lectures.

Dr. Khademhosseini’s interdisciplinary research has been recognized by over 40 major national and international awards. He has received early career awards from three major engineering discipline societies: electrical (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society [EMBS] award and IEEE Nanotechnology award), chemical (Colburn award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers [AIChE]) and mechanical engineering (Y.C. Fung Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers [ASME]). He is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor given by the US government for early career investigators. 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 addition, he has received the young investigator awards of the Society for Biomaterials (SFB), the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)-Americas, and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has also received the Victor K. Lamer Award, the Unilever Award, and the BIOT Young Investigator Award of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Polymer Award and has been recognized by major governmental awards including the National Science Foundation (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 has also received major recognitions from other organizations including the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Innovation Award, a Sloan fellowship as well as the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) and the Coulter Foundation Early Career Awards. He is also a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), NANOSMAT Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dr. Khademhosseini is highly interested in training students and postdoctoral fellows for which he received the MIT’s Outstanding Undergraduate mentor. Over 30 of his previous trainees have gone to academia as faculty at institutions including Harvard University-Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 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.

Dr. Khademhosseini is an Associate Editor for ACS Nano. Previously, he served as the Research Highlights editor for Lab on a Chip. He is on the editorial boards of numerous journals including Small, RSC Advances, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Biomaterials Science, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Biomacromolecules, Reviews on Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Materials, Journal of Biomaterials Science-Polymer Edition and Biofabrication. He is the chair of the Bionanotechnology Technical Activities Committee for the IEEE-EMBS. He is a standing member of the NIH BTSS (Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences) study section. He received his Ph.D. in bioengineering from MIT (2005), and MASc (2001) and BASc (1999) degrees from University of Toronto both in chemical engineering.

Selected Awards

2016 Khwarizmi Prize

2016 Journal for Laboratory Automation Ten Award (JALA Ten)

2015 NANOSMAT Fellow

2015 Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow

2015 Thompson Reuters - Highly Cited Researcher

2015 Kavli Early Career Award in Nanoscience, Materials Research Society (MRS)

2014 Nano Young Investigator Award, American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

2014 IUMRS Singapore Young Researcher Award

2014 Thompson Reuters - Highly Cited Researcher

2014 Blavatnik Foundation National Award for Young Scientists Finalist

2014 American Chemical Society—Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry

2014-2015 EMBS Distinguished Lecturer

2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

2013 Owens Corning Early Career Award, Materials Engineering and Sciences Division of the AIChE

2013 IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Technical Achievement Award

2013 Controlled Release Society Young Investigator Award

2013 Tae Gwan Park Award for Emerging Biomaterials

2013 Journal for Laboratory Automation Ten Award (JALA Ten)

2012 Small Young Innovator Award, Small Journal

2012 Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award

2012 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineerings (PECASE)

2011 Tissue Engineering and Regnerative Medicine International Society-North America Young Investigator Award

2010 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award

2008 IEEE-EMBS Early Career Achievement Award

2007 BMW Group Scientific Award "Passion for Innovation"

2007 World Top 35 Innovators Under 35-TR35 

Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D.
Full Professor,Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
PRB, Rm 252
65 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Tel: 617-388-9271

WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan


Serge Ostrovidov



Serge Ostrovidov received his Ph.D. degree in biology and health from Nancy University, France, for which he worked on the antioxidative properties of new selenated molecules. From 1998 to 2001, he worked in immunology at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, on the role of oxidative metabolites in altering the immune response. He moved then to Japan where he worked on BioMEMS during several years at the University of Tokyo. During 5 years he was a scientist at Pentax Corporation (Japan) working mainly on biomaterials such as hydroxyapatite and polyethylene terephthalate. He is currently Assistant Professor working on biomaterials and tissues engineering in the Khademhosseini laboratory at WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research in Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.




Rahmi Oklu MD, PhD, FSIR

Rahmi Oklu received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Yale University, PhD in Biochemistry from University of Cambridge, UK and MD from Northwestern University. He completed his surgery and radiology training at Columbia University-NY Presbyterian Hospital. Following his clinical fellowship in Vascular Imaging and Interventions at Massachusetts General Hospital, he remained at MGH as medical staff. Recently he moved to Mayo Clinic where he now spends half his time in the clinic and the remaining half in the laboratory. His interests include translational research, cellular ablation and medical devices. Specifically, he is working on tissue engineering approaches to the treatment of aneurysms, gastrointestinal bleeding, venous thrombosis and weight loss.






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