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Dr. Noshadi’s research entails the development of biomaterials for biomedical device fabrication. His doctoral thesis focused on developing poly ionic liquid (PIL) porous materials for the catalytic transformation of biomass to biochemical molecules. During his postdoctoral research, he accumulated in-depth knowledge and experience in tissue engineering and biomaterials to develop vascularized tissue substitutes. He designed hydrogels with biomedical requisites for tissue regeneration that led to patented technologies. The BioGels platforms he built balance opposing properties, such as cellular adhesion, antifouling, and antimicrobial properties, transparency, and flexible mechanical properties.

Before starting at UCR, he was an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rowan University. During his position at Rowan, he worked on developing bioelectronics for regenerative medicine applications. He also developed multiple animal models to study the in vivo function of engineered biomaterials. Over the past three years, he established a research and educational trajectory, as evidenced by multiple internal and external funding, including grants from NSF (three), the New Jersey Health Foundation, and the Camden Health Initiative. Dr. Noshadi has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students at Rowan University. 

Iman Noshadi, an assistant professor of bioengineering, received his bachelor of science from Shiraz University in Shiraz, Iran; his master’s from University Technology, Malaysia; and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are physical Sciences; life sciences; Tissue Engineering and Bioelectronics.