Profile: Dr Medhi Nikkhah

Mehdi Nikkhah

Associate Professor
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

Dr. Mehdi Nikkhah is an Associate Professor of biomedical engineering at the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University. His laboratory is currently focused on the integration of innovative biomaterial and microscale technologies to create biomimetic model tissue constructs for regenerative medicine and disease modeling applications. 

Dr. Nikkhah has published more than 70 journal articles, 8 book chapters and 90 peer-reviewed conference papers (8000 citations, H-index of 41), and holds numerous invention disclosures and 4 issued US patents. He has also presented more than 60 invited talks and seminars in national and international conferences. Dr. Nikkhah has received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions during his career including: NSF CAREER Award, Young Innovator Award from Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Division of Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), National Institute of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows, Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Engineering, Science and Mathematics at Virginia Tech and so forth. He is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), American Heart Association (AHA) and Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).

Dr. Nikkhah completed his postdoctoral fellowship training at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he was also affiliated with Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering and the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Tehran Polytechnic University. He received second M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University and Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech.

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Winner of Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) Leadership Circle Award, 2020. 
  • Flinn Foundation Award, 2019
  • Outstanding Assistant Professor, SBHSE, ASU, 2019
  • NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Award (Multi-PI Award), 2019.
  • Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator, 2019
  • Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Young Innovator Award , 2018.
  • Arizona New Investigator Award, 2018.
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2017
  • Young Investigator Award, American Chemical Society (ACS), Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, 2017.
  • Winner of Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) Leadership Circle Award, 2017. 
  • Fellow Award, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Division, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2014.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, 2014. 
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (F32 Fellowship), 2013.
  • Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award in Engineering, Science and Mathematics, Virginia Tech, 2011.
  •  “Graduate Man of the Year”, Virginia Tech, 2010.
  • “Outstanding Doctoral Student in the College of Engineering”, Virginia Tech, 2009.
  • “Outstanding Graduate Student Leader” , Virginia Tech, 2008.
  • Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 2008. 
  • Best Presentation Award, American Control Conference (ACC), 2006.
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