Esmaiel Jabbari, PhD

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Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
University of South Carolina, USA

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Esmaiel Jabbari is Tenured Full Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina with appointments also in Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery. He directs the Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, and Drug Delivery Laboratory which specializes on the design of 3D multi-cellular co-culture systems to study the effect of nanoscale spatiotemporal delivery of morphogens and physico-mechanical factors on the fate of stem cells. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Chemical Engineering under the mentorship of Dr. Nicholas A. Peppas. He began his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Research at Mayo Clinic upon completion of his post-doctoral training at Monsanto and Rice University. Prof. Jabbari has received numerous awards for his research program including the Berton Rahn Award in 2012 from the AO Foundation, the Stephen Milam Award in 2008 from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, and election to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2013. He is the author of >250 books, book chapters, refereed journal articles (107 peer-reviewed), and conference proceedings, and presented >260 seminars at national and international conferences (70 plenary, keynote, and invited seminars). He currently serves as the Technical Chair as well as the Programming Chair for Bionanotechnology theme for the annual conference of Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS). He serves as the Academic Editor for PLOS ONE, Editor of International Journal of Biomaterials, special issue Editor of Gels, and North America Editor of Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. Prof. Jabbari has mentored >130 visiting scholars, medical residents, post-doctoral scientists, and engineering students. He is/has been a member of numerous scientific organizations including AIChE, BMES, ACS, EMBS, SFB, TERMIS, MRS, ACS, and AACR.

Research Interest

Bioinspired materials Skeletal tissue engineering Multi‐scale composite materials Self-assembled nanogels for growth factor delivery Drug targeting to cancer stem cells Stem cell encapsulation and delivery Three-dimensional tissue models