Mohsen Akbari

Mohsen  Akbari
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Office: Engineering Office Wing, Room 533

BSc (Sharif University of Technology), MSc (Sharif University of Technology), PhD (SFU)

Area of expertise

Applications of micro- and nanotechnologies for biomedical engineering (Bio-MEMS) and energy, tissue engineering, organs-on-chip, microfluidics and sustainable energy

Research Areas

  • Applications of Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Biomedical Engineering (Bio-MEMS) and Energy
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Organs-on-Chip
  • Microfluidics
  • Sustainable Energy

Research Description

Research at Dr. Akbari's laboratory lies at the interface of cellular biology, biomaterials, and mechanical engineering. He is particularly interested in combining the fundamentals of fluid, mass, and thermal transport in microscales with cellular biology and biomaterials to address current grand challenges in global health. Three key research areas at Dr. Akbari's lab are:

  1. biofabrication of engineered tissue substitutes for regenerative medicine using fiber-based technologies,
  2. development of biomimetic tissue models using microengineering techniques for disease modeling and drug discovery applications, and
  3. development of cell-based microarray platforms for high-throughput drug screening.

Our lab provides an active learning and highly collaborative and interactive environment for students to gain hands-on experiences in design and development of microscale platforms, tissue engineering, polymer synthesis and cancer research. Our mission is to establish a unique and interdisciplinary research and educational program that can have a significant impact on the quality of human life. 


We are currently accepting applications from qualified and motivated individuals who want to pursue MS and/or PhD. Please contact Dr. Akbari by e-mail for further information and discussion.