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 adjunct faculty at the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin and an eminent scholar at Kyung Hee University in Korea, as well as a distinguished adjunct 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 ~400 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 ~19,000 times and has an H-index of 74.  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 [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) 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 eight 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, 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

·         NSERC - Post Graduate Scholarship A and B (1999-2003)

·         Poitras pre-doctoral fellowship (2004-2005)

·         Biomedical Eng. Soc. Outstanding Research Award (2005)

·         Coulter Foundation Early Career Award (2006)

·         MIT Tech Review Top young innovator under 35 (2007)

·         BMW Group Scientific Award (2007)

·         ACS Victor K. LaMer Award (2008)

·         IEEE-EMBS Early Career Award (2008)

·         CAREER Award (2009)

·         Int’l Acad. for Med. and Bio Eng. Young Faculty Award (2009)

·         Australia-Harvard Fellowship (2010)

·         Assoc. for Laboratory Automation (ALA) Innovation Award (2010)

·         Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator award (2010)

·         ACS Colloid and Surface Science Division Unilever Award (2010)

·         AlChE Colburn Award (2010)

·         TERMIS-NA Young Investigator Award (2010)

·         Soc. for Biomaterials (SFB) Young Investigator Award (2011);

·         ASME Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award (2011)

·         Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2011)

·         Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellowship, UT-Austin (2011)

·         IEEE Early Career in Nanotech. Award (2011)

·         NAE Frontiers of Engineering Award (2011)

·         Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2011);

·         Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize (2011);

·         NAE US Frontiers of Engineering Organizer (2012)

·         Biotech and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award (2012)

·         Amer. Inst. for Medical & Bio Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow (2012)

·         ACS Div. of Biochemical Technology BIOT Young Investigator Award(2012)

·         Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, Amer. Soc. for Engineering Education (ASEE) Award (2012)

·         Polymer Int’l/IUPAC Polymer Award (2012)

·         Small Journal Young Innovator Award (2012)

·         NAS Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow (2012)

·         Biochem. Eng. Journal Young Investigator Award (2012)

·         NAE/Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award (2012)

·         Tae Gwan Park Award for Emerging Biomaterials (2013)

·         Journal of Lab Automation (JALA) Ten Award (2013)

·         Controlled Release Soc. Young Investigator Award (2013)

·         IEEE-EMBS Technical Achievement Award (2013)

·         Mat. Eng. And Sciences Div. of AIChE Owens Corning Early Career Award (2013)

·         US NAE/NAS and Brazilian Acad. of Sciences Frontiers of Science and Engineering participant (2014)

·         AAAS Fellow (2014)

·         ACS Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry (2014)

·         National Finalist, Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists (2014) 

·         American Chemical Society—Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry (2014)

·         Thompson Reuters - Highly Cited Researcher (2014)

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

·         Harvard A.M. ad eundem—Degree Awarded to Tenure Harvard Faculty (2015)

·         National Finalist, Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists (2015)


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

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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