Ali Khademhosseini

Associate Professor, Harvard-MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology

Ali Khademhosseini is an Associate Professor at Harvard-MIT's Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) 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 Institute – Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR) at Tohoku University where he directs a satellite laboratory.   Previously he was an Assistant Professor at Harvard University / BWH (2006-2010).

His research is based on developing micro- and nanoscale technologies to control cellular behavior with particular emphasis in developing microscale biomaterials and engineering systems for tissue engineering.   Currently, 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. 

Khademhosseini’s research efforts have earned him numerous national and international recognitions including the American Institute of  Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Colburn award (2010), the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)-NA Young Investigator Award (2010), the Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) Innovation award (2010), the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) Young Faculty award (2009), the NSF CAREER award (2009), the Sloan Foundation fellowship (2011), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator award (2010), the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) Young Investigator award (2011), the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y.C. Fung Young Investigator award (2011), the IEEE- Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Early Career award (2008), the Technology Review Magazine "Top Young Innovator” (TR35) award (2007), the BMW Group Scientific award (2007), the American Chemical Society (ACS) Victor K. LaMer award (2008), the ACS Unilever award (2010) and the Coulter Foundation Early Career award (2006).  Khademhosseini's teaching efforts were recognized as MIT’s Outstanding Undergraduate mentor (2004).

Khademhosseini is a Big Think Delpi Fellow.