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Mehdi Nikkhah

Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 9709
Biography

Dr. Mehdi Nikkhah is an Assistant Professor of biomedical engineering at the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University. His laboratory is currently focused on the integration of innovative biomaterial and microscale technologies to create biomimetic model tissue constructs for regenerative medicine  and disease modeling applications. He has published more than 45 journal articles, 7 book chapters and 70 peer-reviewed conference papers (~2500 citations, H-index of 26, Sept 2017), and holds numerous invention disclosures and one issued US patent. He has also presented several invited talks in national and international conferences and received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions during his career including:    

  • Young Investigator Award, American Chemical Society (ACS), Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, 2017.
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2017. 
  • Fellow Award, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Division, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2014.
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32 Fellowship), 2013.
  • Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award in Engineering, Science and Mathematics, Virginia Tech, 2011.
  • “Outstanding Doctoral Student in the College of Engineering”, Virginia Tech, 2009.
  • “Outstanding Graduate Student Leader”, Virginia Tech, 2008.
  • Best Presentation Award, American Control Conference (ACC), 2006.

    

 

 

Education

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University
M.Sc., Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Amikabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic)

Research Activity
  • Nikkhah,Mehdi*, Ros,Robert. Three Dimensional Microengineered Diseased Tissue Model to Study Invasive Phenotype of Cancer Cells. NSF-ENG-CBET(6/1/2015 - 5/31/2018).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
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BME 340Thermodynamics for BME
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 394Special Topics
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 592Research
BME 593Applied Project
Spring 2016
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CHE 342Intro Applied Chem Thermodyn
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 342Intro Applied Chem Thermodyn
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BME 492Honors Directed Study
BME 493Honors Thesis
BME 593Applied Project
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-BMEThe ASU Experience
BME 598Special Topics