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Mohammad Reza Abidian

Mohammad Reza Abidian

Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University
USA

Biography

Mohammad Reza Abidian received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Michigan in 2007. Dr. Abidian’s doctoral research was focused on nanostructured conducting polymers and bioactive nanofibers for neural interfaces. He completed his postdoctoral training in the Center for Neural Communication Technology at the University of Michigan in 2010. During his postdoctoral training, Dr. Abidian investigated the applications of nanostructured conducting polymers for in vivo neural recording and peripheral nerve regeneration. Dr. Abidian joined the Department of Bioengineering at Pennsylvania State University in August 2010. Dr. Abidian has courtesy appointment in departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. Research in his lab is focused on multi-disciplinary approaches for development of micro/nano-scale technologies for targeted delivery of biomolecules, neurochemical sensing, and tissue engineering for central and peripheral nervous systems. The honors and awards Dr. Abidian has received include Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Silver Award, the University of Michigan Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, and College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Graduate Award.

Research

Multifunctional organic-inorganic hybrid nanobiomaterials for smart targeted drug delivery to brain tumors, Bioactive conducting polymer and carbon nanotubes for axonal regeneration and biotic-abiotic interface of neural prostheses.