Ali Khademhosseini


Ali Khademhosseini is a Full Professor at Harvard-MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) 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 adjunct faculty at the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin and an eminent scholar at Kyung Hee University in Korea.

His research is based on developing micro- and nanoscale technologies to control cellular behavior with particular emphasis in developing microscale biomaterials and engineering systems for tissue engineering. He is also developing organ on a chip systems that aim to predict human response in vitro.  Currently, 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. His laboratory is also combining these microengineering technologies with state-of-art 3D printing and microfluidic devices to build organs-on-a-chip platforms with on-line sensing units for applications such as drug and toxin screening. He has edited multiple books and is an author on ~350 journal articles, ~50 book chapters/editorials, over 200 abstracts, and 20 patent/disclosure applications.  His work has been published in leading journals and routinely highlighted in international media.  He has been cited ~15500 times and has an H-index of 65.  Also, he has given over 250 invited seminars and keynote lectures. 

Dr. Khademhosseini’s interdisciplinary research has been recognized by over 30 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) and mechanical engineering (Y.C. Fung award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers).  He is also 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 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-Americas and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).   He has also received the Viktor K. Lamer award, the Unilever award and the BIOT Young Investigator award of the American Chemical Society, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Polymer 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 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 IAMBE and the Coulter foundation early career awards. He is also a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) 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.  Twenty six of his previous trainees remain as faculty in academia 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, Hanyang University, Singapore National University and Tsinghua University.

Dr. Khademhosseini is an Associate Editor for ACS Nano.  He is also the Research Highlights editor for Lab on a Chip.   He also serves as a member of the editorial boards of numerous journals including the Small, RSC Advances, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Tissue Engineering (Parts A, B and C), 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 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/Societies

·American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Young Investigator Award - 2014
·American Chemical Society (ACS) Kavli Emerging Leader in Chemistry - 2014
·American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow - 2014 
·US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and National Academy of Science (NAS) and Brazilian Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science and Engineering - participant - 2014
·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 of Laboratory Automation Ten Award (JALA Ten), 2013
·Small Young Innovator Award, Small Journal, 2012
·Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2012
·Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award, 2012
·National Academy of Engineering, The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award, 2012
·Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 2012
·BIOT Young Investigator Award, Division of Biochemical Technology, American Chemical Society, 2012
·Polymer International - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)  Polymer Award, 2012
·American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow, 2012
·Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award, 2012
·National Academy of Engineering-United States Frontiers of Engineering - Organizer, 2012
·Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize - Royal Society of Chemistry’s Lab on a Chip / Corning Inc., 2011
·Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2011
·National Academy of Engineering, US Frontiers of Engineering - participant, 2011
·IEEE Early Career Award in Nanotechnology, 2011
·Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 2011
·Society for Biomaterials (SFB) Young Investigator Award, 2011
·Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2011
·Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-NA) Young Investigator Award, 2010
·Allan P. Colburn Award, American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 2010
·Unilever Award, Surface and Colloid Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society, 2010
·Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, 2010
·Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) Innovation Award, 2010
·International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) Young Faculty Member Award, 2009
·NSF CAREER award, 2009
·IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award, 2008
·Victor K. LaMer Award, Surface and Colloid Science Division, American Chemical Society, 2008
·BMW Scientific Award, 2007
·TR35 Top Young Innovator Award, Technology Review, 2007
·Coulter Foundation Young Investigator Award in Bioengineering 2006
·OMNOVA/MIT PPST - Outstanding Polymer-related Research, 2004-2005
·Biomedical Engineering Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2005
·MIT's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor, 2003-2004


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.




Samad Ahadian




Samad Ahadian received his Ph.D. in materials science from Tohoku University, Japan. He is now Assistant Professor at Khademhosseini laboratory at WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research in Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. His expertise mainly falls in the realm of computational materials science and in particular computational micro-/nanofluidics.




Rahmi Oklu

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 Interventional Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, he remained at MGH as medical staff where he is now an Assistant Professor of Radiology at HMS. His research interests include vascular biology, medical devices and cellular ablation. Specifically, he is working on biomaterial and tissues engineering approaches to the treatment of aneurysms, gastrointestinal bleeding, venous thrombosis, weight loss, and novel vascular stents in the Khademhosseini laboratory.






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