Ali Khademhosseini

Ali Khademhosseini


Director of Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics (C-MIT); Associate Director for California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)

4121D Engineering V

Phone: (310) 206-5819
Fax: (310) 794-5956


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 also pioneered various high performance biomaterials for medical applications that are currently being pursued for clinical translation.For more information
  • BASc, University of Toronto, 1999
  • MASc, University of Toronto, 2001
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
  • 2018 Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal
  • 2017 Society for Biomaterials Clemson Award
  • 2016 Nano-Micro Letters Researcher Award
  • 2016 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-Americas (TERMIS-AM) Senior Scientist Award
  • 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Fellow
  • 2016 Thompson Reuters – Highly Cited Researcher
  • 2016 Most Cited Researchers List in Chemical Engineering as well as Materials Science and Engineering by Elsevier Scopus Data
  • 2016 University of Toronto Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction
  • 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Division 15b Award
  • 2016 Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Senior Faculty Mentor Award
  • 2016 Fellow in Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE)
  • 2016 Khwarizmi Prize
  • 2016 Journal for Laboratory Automation Ten Award (JALA Ten)
  • 2015 NANOSMAT Fellow
  • 2015 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Fellow
  • 2015 Thompson Reuters – Highly Cited Researcher
  • 2015 Materials Research Society (MRS) Kavli Early Career Award in Nanoscience
  • 2015 Blavatnik Foundation National Award for Young Scientists Finalist
  • 2014 AIChE Nano Young Investigator Award
  • 2014 International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) Singapore Young Researcher Award
  • 2014 Thompson Reuters – Highly Cited Researcher
  • 2014 Blavatnik Foundation National Award for Young Scientists Finalist
  • 2014 ACS Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry
  • 2014–2015 IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Distinguished Lecturer
  • 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
  • 2014 US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Brazilian Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science and Engineering—participant
  • 2013 AIChE Materials Engineering and Sciences Division Owens Corning Early Career Award
  • 2013 IEEE-EMBS Technical Achievement Award
  • 2013 Controlled Release Society (CRS) 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 NAS-Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium—Participant
  • 2012 Kavli Fellow
  • 2012 Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award
  • 2012 National Academy of Engineering/Grainger Foundation-Frontiers of Engineering Collaborative Research Grant
  • 2012 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Curtis W. McGraw Research Award
  • 2012 ACS Division of Biochemical Technology Young Investigator Award
  • 2012 Polymer Int’l/Int’l Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Polymer Award
  • 2012 American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow
  • 2012 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award
  • 2012 National Academy of Engineering—United States Frontiers of Engineering—Organizer
  • 2011 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—United States Frontiers of Engineering—Participant
  • 2011 IEEE- Early Career Award in Nanotechnology
  • 2011 Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellowship, University of Texas-Austin
  • 2011 Think Big Delphi Fellowship
  • 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
  • 2011 American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award
  • 2011 Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award
  • 2010 TERMIS-AM Young Investigator Award
  • 2010 NSF Alan T. Waterman Award, Honorable Mention
  • 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 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Innovation Award
  • 2010 JALA TEN
  • 2010 Harvard Club of Australia (HCA) Foundation Australia-Harvard Fellowship
  • 2009 Int’l Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering Young Faculty Member Award
  • 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award
  • 2009 University of Toronto 7T6 Alumni Early Career Award
  • 2008 IEEE-EMBS Early Career Achievement Award
  • 2008 Outstanding abstract at the Biomedical Engineering Society Conference
  • 2008–10 Visiting Research Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2008 ACS Surface and Colloid Chemistry Division Victor K. LaMer Award
  • 2007 BMW Group Scientific Award “Passion for Innovation”
  • 2007 “World’s Top 35 Innovators Under 35—TR35”, MIT Technology Review Magazine
  • 2007 Ignited Minds Undergraduate Mentoring Award

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