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Ali Khademhosseini (born October 30, 1975) is an Iranian-Canadian academic and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. He has carried out research in the area of biomedical microdevices and biomaterials. He has developed a number of methods for controlling the stem cell microenvironment using microscale devices and to engineer biomaterials for tissue engineering. He has published extensively in the area of biomedicine and stem cell bioengineering. He has over 130 peer-reviewed publications, more than 100 invited presentations and 14 issued or pending patents. He received his PhD in Bioengineering at MIT and his undergraduate and Masters degrees, both in chemical engineering at University of Toronto.
Khademhosseini’s interdisciplinary research has been recognized by over 20 major national and international awards. He has received early career awards from three major engineering discipline societies: electrical (IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology award / IEEE Nanotechnology award), chemical (AIChE Colburn award) and mechanical engineering (ASME YC Fung award). 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. In 2007, he was named a TR35 recipient by the Technology Review Magazine as one of the world’s top young innovators. He received the TR35 based on his work on developing 'living legos' that can be used to make artificial organs. He has also received major recognitions from other organizations including the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Innovation Award, a Sloan fellowship as well as the IAMBE and the Coulter foundation early career awards. For his PhD work he received the BMW Scientific Award.