Professor Ali Khademhosseini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, is the third winner of the Polymer International-IUPAC Award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science or Polymer Technology. His research has opened up new ways of using biomaterials to make tissues with controlled vascularization as well as tissue architecture. The prize is awarded by the Executive Editorial Board of Polymer International and the IUPAC Polymer Division and will be presented at the MACRO2012 conference in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, where he will present a keynote lecture on June 25, 2012.
Ali Khademhosseini studied chemical and biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, and gained his Ph.D. in bioengineering from MIT in 2005 under the supervision of Professor Robert Langer. Khademhosseini has emerged as one of the leaders in the field of micro- and nanoscale manufacturing technologies and biomaterials with substantial contributions at the interface of engineering, materials science, and biomedicine.
He is currently Associate Professor at Harvard-MIT’s Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School as well as Associate Faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, USA. In addition, he has been internationally recognized and was chosen as a Junior Principal Investigator at the Japan’s World Premier International-Advanced Institute for Materials Research at Tohoku University where he directs a satellite laboratory.
- Hydrogel surfaces to promote attachment and spreading of endothelial progenitor cells,
G. Camci-Unal, J. W. Nichol, H. Bae, H. Tekin, J. Bischoff, A. Khademhosseini,
J. Tissue Eng. Regen. Med. 2012.
- Designer Hydrophilic Regions Regulate Droplet Shape for Controlled Surface Patterning and 3D Microgel Synthesis,
M. J. Hancock, F. Yanagawa, Y.-H. Jang, J. He, N. N. Kachouie, H. Kaji, A. Khademhosseini,
Small 2012, 8(3), 393–403.
- Thermoresponsive platforms for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine,
H. Tekin, J. G. Sanchez, T. Tsinman, R. Langer, A Khademhosseini,
AIChE Journal 2011, 57(12), 3249–3258.