Association of
Iranian American
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AIAP, Association of Iranian American Professionals, is a San Diego based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, aspiring well-being of social community and promoting people's life through professional networking events, cultural events, seminars and workshops, monthly hikes, charities and several other services.

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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT)
    • Qualcomm Bldg Q located at 6455 Lusk Blvd, San Diego CA 92121
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    - This event is free to all AIAP members and is $10 to non-members. 

    - Meals choices will be available for purchase at Qualcomm Cafeteria.

    - Parking is free.


    Agenda

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner and Networking
    7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Announcements
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm Main presentation by Dr. Khademhosseini and Q&A

    Dr. Ali Khadem-hosseini is a Professor and Scientist of Bioengineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and at the UCLA Radiological Sciences David Geffen School of Medicine. He is a director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics (C-MIT) at UCLA.


    Highlights

    • Has been cited more than 51,000 times and has an H-index of 121.
    • Holds multi-departmental professorship in Bioengineering, Radiology, Chemical, and Biomolecular Engineering.
    • Selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the World's Most Influential Minds in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


    Awards

    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow (2014)
    • National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow (2012)
    • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Barack Obama (2011)
    • Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award (2011)
    • TERMIS-NA Young Investigator Award (2010)
    • American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Allan F. Colburn Award (2010)
    • ACS Colloid and Surface Science Division Unilever Award (2010)
    • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2010)
    • Association for Lab Automation (ALA) Innovation Award (2010)
    • International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) Award for Young Faculty Members (2009)
    • University of Toronto Engineering alumni’s class of 7T6 award (2009)
    • NSF Career Award (2009)
    • IEEE/EMBS Early career award (2008)
    • Technology Review Magazine TR35 Top Young Innovator (2007)
    • BMW Scientific Award (2007)
    • Coulter Foundation Early Career (2006)-national award for biomedical engineering
    • Outstanding Researcher in Polymer Science by OMNOVA / MIT (2005)
    • Outstanding Research by Biomedical Engineering Society (2005)- national award
    • Outstanding Research Mentor at MIT (2004)- university award for mentoring

    The following summary has been provided by Dr. Khadem-hosseini:

    Engineered materials that integrate advances in polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, and biological sciences have the potential to create powerful medical therapies. Our group aims to engineer tissue regenerative therapeutics using water-containing polymer networks called hydrogels that can regulate cell behavior. Specifically, we have developed photo-crosslinkable hybrid hydrogels that combine natural biomolecules with nanoparticles to regulate the chemical, biological, mechanical and electrical properties of gels. These functional scaffolds induce the differentiation of stem cells to desired cell types and direct the formation of vascularized heart or bone tissues. Since tissue function is highly dependent on architecture, we have also use microfabrication methods, such as microfluidics, photolithography, bioprinting, and molding, to regulate the architecture of these materials. We have employed these strategies to generate miniaturized tissues. To create tissue complexity, we have also developed directed assembly techniques to compile small tissue modules into larger constructs. It is anticipated that such approaches will lead to the development of next-generation regenerative therapeutics and biomedical devices.

    References:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Khademhosseini

    http:// www.tissueeng.net/


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