Associate Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Mehdi Nikkhah is currently an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (SBHSE), Arizona State University (ASU). He completed his postdoctoral fellowship training at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering and M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Tehran Polytechnic University followed by Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech. His lab’s research interest is focused on the integration of micro- and nano-scale technologies, innovative biomaterials, and biology to better understand the mechanisms of human disease progression and to develop regenerative medicine strategies for treatment of organ/tissue failure. Dr. Nikkhah has published more than 70 journal articles (+8500 citations, H-index of 41), 8 book chapters and 90 peer-reviewed conference papers and holds 9 US patents and invention disclosures. Dr. Nikkhah has received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions during his career including: Arizona Flinn Foundation Award, ASU Biomedical Engineering Outstanding Assistant Professor Award, NSF CAREER Award and so forth. Along with his research endeavors, Dr. Nikkhah is also very passionate to educate the next generation of students and scholars, with specific attention to minority and underrepresented groups, in science and engineering. He has trained more than 55 trainees including postdoctoral fellows, PhD/MS students as well as undergraduate researchers, from a diverse background, in his lab.