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Amir Sheikhi

Assistant Professor and Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Early Career Chair in Biomaterials and Regenerative Engineering

Affiliation(s):

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

413 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

sheikhi@psu.edu

814-863-7564

Research Website

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Research Areas:

Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology; Energy and Environment; Interfaces and Surfaces; Materials and Nanotechnology; Separations and Transport

Interest Areas:

Micro- and Nanoengineering Soft Materials for Medicine and the Environment (Bio-Soft Materials Laboratory, B-SMaL): Microfluidic-enabled biomaterials for tissue engineering and regeneration; living materials; next-generation bioadhesives, tissue sealants, and hemostatic agents; hydrogels for minimally invasive medical technologies; self-healing and adaptable soft materials; smart coatings; hairy nanocelluloses as an emerging family of advanced materials.

 
 

 

Education

  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2008
  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2010
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, McGill University, 2015

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ganesh Shenoy, Sina Kheirabadi, Zaman Ataie, Aurosman Pappus Sahu, Kondaiah Palsa, Quinn Wade, Chachrit Khunsriraksakul, Vladimir Khristov, Becky Slagle-Webb, Justin Lathia, Hong-Gang Wang, Amir Sheikhi and James R Connor, 2023, "Iron inhibits glioblastoma cell migration and polarization", Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), 37, (12)
  • Mica Pitcher, Roya Koshani and Amir Sheikhi, 2023, "Chemical structure-property relationships in nanocelluloses", Journal of Polymer Science, 62, (1)
  • Yerbol Tagay, Sina Kheirabadi, Zaman Ataie, Rakesh Singh, Olivia Prince, Ashley Nguyen, Alexander Zhovmer, Xuefei Ma, Amir Sheikhi, Denis Tsygankov and Erdem Tabdanov, 2023, "Dynein-powered cell locomotion guides metastasis of breast cancer", Advanced Science, pp. 2302229
  • Shang-Lin Yeh, Dawson Alexander, Naveen Narasimhalu, Roya Koshani and Amir Sheikhi, 2023, "Mussel-inspired nanocellulose coating for selective neodymium recovery", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 15, (37), pp. 44154–44166
  • Inseok Chae, Luis E Paniagua-Guerra, Mica L Pitcher, Roya Koshani, Mengxue Yuan, Yen-Ting Lin, Jongcheol Lee, Steven E Perini, Amir Sheikhi, Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Michael Lanagan and Seong Kim, 2023, "Relaxation dynamics of water in the vicinity of cellulose nanocrystals", Cellulose, pp. 1-11
  • Reihaneh Haghniaz, Hossein Montazerian, Atiya Rabbani, Avijit Baidya, Brent Usui, Yangzhi Zhu, Maryam Tavafoghi, Fazli Wahid, Han-Jun Kim, Amir Sheikhi and Ali Khademhosseini, 2023, "Injectable, antibacterial, and hemostatic tissue sealant hydrogels", Advanced Healthcare Materials, pp. 2301551
  • Reihaneh Haghniaz, Han-Jun Kim, Hossein Montazerian, Avijit Baidya, Maryam Tavafoghi, Yi Chen, Yangzhi Zhu, Solmaz Karamikamkar, Amir Sheikhi and Ali Khademhosseini, 2023, "Tissue adhesive hemostatic microneedle arrays for rapid hemorrhage treatment", Bioactive Materials, 23, pp. 314--327
  • Shang-Lin Yeh, Roya Koshani and Amir Sheikhi, 2023, "Colloidal aspects of calcium carbonate scaling in water-in-oil emulsions: A fundamental study using droplet-based microfluidics", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 633, pp. 536--545
  • Breanna Huntington, Mica L Pitcher and Amir Sheikhi, 2023, "Nanoengineering the redispersibility of cellulose nanocrystals", Biomacromolecules, 24, (1), pp. 43--56
  • Sarah AE Young, Joy Muthami, Mica Pitcher, Petar Antovski, Patricia Wamea, Robert Denis Murphy, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Andrew Schmidt, Samuel Clark, Ali Khademhosseini and Amir Sheikhi, 2022, "Engineering hairy cellulose nanocrystals for chemotherapy drug capture", Materials Today Chemistry, 23, pp. 100711
  • Patricia Wamea, Mica L Pitcher, Joy Muthami and Amir Sheikhi, 2022, "Nanoengineering cellulose for the selective removal of neodymium: Towards sustainable rare earth element recovery", Chemical Engineering Journal, 428, pp. 131086
  • Avijit Baidya, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Gregory Tom, Masoud Edalati, Naoki Kaneko, Parvin Alizadeh, Maryam Tavafoghi, Ali Khademhosseini and Amir Sheikhi, 2022, "A cohesive shear-thinning biomaterial for catheter-based minimally invasive therapeutics", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14, (38), pp. 42852--42863
  • Brian McVerry, Alexandra Polasko, Ethan Rao, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Dayong Chen, Na He, Pia Ramos, Joel Hayashi, Paige Curson, Chueh-Yu Wu, Praveen Bandaru, Mackenzie Anderson, Brandon Bui, Aref Sayegh, Shaily Mahendra, Dino Di Carlo, Evgeniy Kreydin, Ali Khademhosseini, Amir Sheikhi and Richard B Kaner, 2022, "A readily scalable, clinically demonstrated, antibiofouling zwitterionic surface treatment for implantable medical devices", Advanced Materials, 34, (20), pp. 2200254
  • Grant Schroeder, Masoud Edalati, Gregory Tom, Nicole Kuntjoro, Mark Gutin, Melvin Gurian, Edoardo Cuniberto, Elisabeth Hirth, Alessia Martiri, Maria Teresa Sposato, Selda Aminzadeh, James Eichenbaum, Parvin Alizadeh, Avijit Baidya, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Rohollah Nasiri, Naoki Kaneko, Abraham Mansouri, Ali Khademhosseini and Amir Sheikhi, 2022, "Assessing the aneurysm occlusion efficacy of a shear-thinning biomaterial in a 3D-printed model", Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 130, pp. 105156
  • Zaman Ataie, Arian Jaberi, Sina Kheirabadi, Aneesh Risbud and Amir Sheikhi, 2022, "Gelatin methacryloyl granular hydrogel scaffolds: High-throughput microgel fabrication, lyophilization, chemical Assembly, and 3D bioprinting", Journal of Visualized Experiments: Jove, (190), pp. e64829
  • Mica L Pitcher, Breanna Huntington, Juliana Dominick and Amir Sheikhi, 2022, "Highly functional bio-based micro-and nano-structured materials for neodymium recovery", Chemical Engineering Journal, 447, pp. 137418
  • Shang-Lin Yeh, Naveen Narasimhalu, Landon G Vom Steeg, Joy Muthami, Sean LeConey, Zeming He, Mica Pitcher, Harrison Cassady, Valerie J Morley, Sung Hyun Cho, Carol Bator, Roya Koshani, Robert J Woods, Michael Hickner, Andrew F Read and Amir Sheikhi, 2022, "Ion exchange biomaterials to capture daptomycin and prevent resistance evolution in off-target bacterial populations", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14, (38), pp. 42864--42875
  • Sina Kheirabadi and Amir Sheikhi, 2022, "Recent advances and challenges in recycling and reusing biomedical materials", Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 38, pp. 100695
  • Zaman Ataie, Sina Kheirabadi, Jenna Wanjing Zhang, Alexander Kedzierski, Carter Petrosky, Rhea Jiang, Christian Vollberg and Amir Sheikhi, 2022, "Nanoengineered granular hydrogel bioinks with preserved interconnected microporosity for extrusion bioprinting", Small, 18, (37), pp. 2202390
  • Guillermo U Ruiz-Esparza, Xichi Wang, Xingcai Zhang, Sofia Jimenez-Vazquez, Liliana Diaz-Gomez, Anne-Marie Lavoie, Samson Afewerki, Andres A Fuentes-Baldemar, Roberto Parra-Saldivar, Nan Jiang, Nasim Annabi, Bahram Saleh, Ali K Yetisen, Amir Sheikhi, Thomas H Jozefak, Su Ryon Shin, Nianguo Dong and Ali Khademhosseini, 2021, "Nanoengineered shear-thinning hydrogel barrier for preventing postoperative adhesions", Nano-micro letters, 13, pp. 212
  • Ehsan Zeimaran, Sara Pourshahrestani, Ali Fathi, Nasrul Anuar bin Abd Razak, Nahrizul Adib Kadri, Amir Sheikhi and Francesco Baino, 2021, "Advances in bioactive glass-containing injectable hydrogel biomaterials for tissue regeneration", Acta Biomaterialia, 136, pp. 1--36
  • Robert Murphy, Shadi Kordbacheh, Dimitrios Skoulas, Simon Ng, Kasinan Suthiwanich, Andrea Kasko, Sally-Ann Cryan, Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes, Ali Khademhosseini, Amir Sheikhi and Andreas Heise, 2021, "Three-dimensionally printable shear-thinning triblock copolypeptide hydrogels with antimicrobial potency", Biomaterials Science, 9, (15), pp. 5144-5149
  • Jacob P Quint, Azadeh Mostafavi, Yori Endo, Adriana Panayi, Carina S Russell, Atousa Nourmahnad, Chris Wiseman, Laleh Abbasi, Mohamadmahdi Samandari, Amir Sheikhi, Kristo Nuutila, Indranil Sinha and Ali Tamayol, 2021, "In vivo printing of nanoenabled scaffolds for the treatment of skeletal muscle injuries", Advanced Healthcare Materials, 10, (10), pp. 2002152
  • Nicole Zoratto, Donatella Di Lisa, Joseph de Rutte, Md Nurus Sakib, Angelo Roncalli Alves e Silva, Ali Tamayol, Dino Di Carlo, Ali Khademhosseini and Amir Sheikhi, 2020, "In situ forming microporous gelatin methacryloyl hydrogel scaffolds from thermostable microgels for tissue engineering", Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, pp. e10180
  • Chengbin Xue, Huifang Xie, James Eichenbaum, Yi Chen, Yonggang Wang, van den Dolder, Floor W, Junmin Lee, KangJu Lee, Shiming Zhang, Wujin Sun, Amir Sheikhi, Samad Ahadian, Nureddin Ashammakhi, Mehmet Dokmeci, Han-Jun Kim and Ali Khademhosseini, 2020, "Synthesis of injectable shear-thinning biomaterials of various compositions of gelatin and synthetic silicate nanoplatelet", Biotechnology journal, 15, (8), pp. 1900456
  • Elham Davoodi, Hossein Montazerian, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Armin Rashidi, Samad Ahadian, Amir Sheikhi, Jun Chen, Ali Khademhosseini, Abbas S Milani, Mina Hoorfar and others, 2020, "3D-printed ultra-robust surface-doped porous silicone sensors for wearable biomonitoring", ACS Nano, 14, (2), pp. 1520--1532
  • Adib, A Asghari, Amir Sheikhi, M Shahhosseini, Simeunovi\'c, A, S Wu, CE Castro, R Zhao, A Khademhosseini and DJ Hoelzle, 2020, "Direct-write 3D printing and characterization of a GelMA-based biomaterial for intracorporeal tissue engineering", Biofabrication, 12, (4), pp. 045006
  • Maryam Tavafoghi, Amir Sheikhi, Rumeysa Tutar, Jamileh Jahangiry, Avijit Baidya, Reihaneh Haghniaz and Ali Khademhosseini, 2020, "Engineering tough, injectable, naturally derived, bioadhesive composite hydrogels", Advanced healthcare materials, 9, (10), pp. 1901722
  • Hasan Jafari, Amir Sheikhi and Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, 2020, "Sequential modular simulation of circulating fluidized bed reactors", The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, pp. 1--14
  • Nureddin Ashammakhi, Anwarul Hasan, Outi Kaarela, Batzaya Byambaa, Amir Sheikhi, Akhilesh K Gaharwar and Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, "Advancing frontiers in bone bioprinting", Advanced Healthcare Materials, 8, (7), pp. 1801048
  • Mayuko Uehara, Xiaofei Li, Amir Sheikhi, Nooshin Zandi, Brian Walker, Bahram Saleh, Naima Banouni, Liwei Jiang, Farideh Ordikhani, Li Dai and others, 2019, "Anti-IL-6 eluting immunomodulatory biomaterials prolong skin allograft survival", Scientific Reports, 9, (1), pp. 1--13
  • Samson Afewerki, Amir Sheikhi, Soundarapandian Kannan, Samad Ahadian and Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, "Gelatin-polysaccharide composite scaffolds for 3D cell culture and tissue engineering: Towards natural therapeutics", Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, 4, (1), pp. 96--115
  • Nureddin Ashammakhi, Samad Ahadian, Mohammad Ali Darabi, Mario El Tahchi, Junmin Lee, Kasinan Suthiwanich, Amir Sheikhi, Mehmet R Dokmeci, Rahmi Oklu and Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, "Hall of Fame Article: Minimally invasive and regenerative therapeutics", Advanced Materials, 31, (1), pp. 1970005
  • Amir Sheikhi, Donatella Di Lisa, Joseph de Rutte, Outman Akouissi, Dino Di Carlo and Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, "Microengineered emulsion-to-powder technology for the high-fidelity preservation of molecular, colloidal, and bulk properties of hydrogel suspensions", ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 1, (8), pp. 1935--1941
  • Amir Sheikhi, Joseph de Rutte, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Outman Akouissi, Alireza Sohrabi, Dino Di Carlo and Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, "Microfluidic-enabled bottom-up hydrogels from annealable naturally-derived protein microbeads", Biomaterials, 192, pp. 560--568
  • Nureddin Ashammakhi, Samad Ahadian, Mohammad Ali Darabi, Mario El Tahchi, Junmin Lee, Kasinan Suthiwanich, Amir Sheikhi, Mehmet R Dokmeci, Rahmi Oklu and Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, "Minimally invasive and regenerative therapeutics", Advanced Materials, 31, (1), pp. 1804041
  • Amir Sheikhi, Joseph de Rutte, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Outman Akouissi, Alireza Sohrabi, Dino Di Carlo and Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, "Modular microporous hydrogels formed from microgel beads with orthogonal thermo-chemical responsivity: Microfluidic fabrication and characterization", MethodsX, 6, pp. 1747--1752
  • Amir Sheikhi, Joel Hayashi, James Eichenbaum, Mark Gutin, Nicole Kuntjoro, Danial Khorsandi and Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, "Recent advances in nanoengineering cellulose for cargo delivery", Journal of Controlled Release, 294, pp. 53--76
  • Reza Mohammadinejad, Hajar Maleki, Eneko Larrañeta, André R. Fajardo, Amirala Bakhshian Nik, Amin Shavandi, Amir Sheikhi, Mansour Ghorbanpour, Mehdi Farokhi, Praveen Govindh and others, 2019, "Status and future scope of plant-based green hydrogels in biomedical engineering", Applied Materials Today, 16, pp. 213--246
  • Ehsan Shirzaei Sani, Ahmad Kheirkhah, Devyesh Rana, Zhongmou Sun, William Foulsham, Amir Sheikhi, Ali Khademhosseini, Reza Dana and Nasim Annabi, 2019, "Sutureless repair of corneal injuries using naturally derived bioadhesive hydrogels", Science Advances, 5, (3), pp. eaav1281
  • Amir Sheikhi, Ashok Kakkar and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2018, "Biomimetic scale-resistant polymer nanocomposites: towards universal additive-free scale inhibition", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6, (22), pp. 10189--10195
  • Amir Sheikhi and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2018, "Colloidal starch and cellulose nanocrystals unite to improve the mechanical properties of paper: From enhanced coatings to reinforced nanocomposites", ACS Applied Nano Materials, 1, (4), pp. 1841--1852
  • Amir Sheikhi, Samson Afewerki, Rahmi Oklu, Akhilesh K Gaharwar and Ali Khademhosseini, 2018, "Effect of ionic strength on shear-thinning nanoclay--polymer composite hydrogels", Biomaterials science, 6, (8), pp. 2073--2083
  • Amir Sheikhi, 2018, "More than my publications", Science, 362, (6410), pp. 118--118
  • Amir Sheikhi, Ashok Kakkar and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2018, "Nanoengineering colloidal and polymeric celluloses for threshold scale inhibition: towards universal biomass-based crystal modification", Materials Horizons, 5, (2), pp. 248--255
  • Amir Sheikhi, Adam LJ Olsson, Nathalie Tufenkji, Ashok Kakkar and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2018, "Overcoming interfacial scaling using engineered nanocelluloses: A QCM-D study", ACS applied materials & interfaces, 10, (40), pp. 34553--34560
  • Amir Sheikhi, Na Li, Søren L. Mejlsøe, Enzo Bomal, Theo G. M. van de Ven and Ashok Kakkar, 2018, "Rational design of molecularly engineered biomimetic threshold scale inhibitors", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6, (47), pp. 24058--24065
  • Amir Sheikhi and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2017, "Colloidal aspects of Janus-like hairy cellulose nanocrystalloids", Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science, 29, pp. 21--31
  • Elizabeth Ladd, Amir Sheikhi, Na Li, Theo G. M. van de Ven and Ashok Kakkar, 2017, "Design and synthesis of dendrimers with facile surface group functionalization, and an evaluation of their bactericidal efficacy", Molecules, 22, (6), pp. 868
  • Amir Sheikhi and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2017, "Squishy nanotraps: hybrid cellulose nanocrystal-zirconium metallogels for controlled trapping of biomacromolecules", Chemical Communications, 53, (62), pp. 8747--8750
  • Kan Yue, Xiuyu Li, Karsten Schrobback, Amir Sheikhi, Nasim Annabi, Jeroen Leijten, Weijia Zhang, Yu Shrike Zhang, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Travis J Klein and others, 2017, "Structural analysis of photocrosslinkable methacryloyl-modified protein derivatives", Biomaterials, 139, pp. 163--171
  • Amir Sheikhi, Ashok Kakkar and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2016, "A leaf out of nature’s book: hairy nanocelluloses for bioinspired mineralization", Crystal Growth & Design, 16, (8), pp. 4627--4634
  • Theo G. M. van de Ven and Amir Sheikhi, 2016, "Hairy cellulose nanocrystalloids: a novel class of nanocellulose", Nanoscale, 8, (33), pp. 15101--15114
  • Amir Sheikhi, Han Yang, MN Alam and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2016, "Highly stable, functional hairy nanoparticles and biopolymers from wood fibers: Towards sustainable nanotechnology", Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE, (113)
  • Amir Sheikhi and Reghan J Hill, 2016, "Hydrogel--colloid interfacial interactions: a study of tailored adhesion using optical tweezers", Soft matter, 12, (31), pp. 6575--6587
  • Han Yang, Amir Sheikhi and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2016, "Reusable green aerogels from cross-linked hairy nanocrystalline cellulose and modified chitosan for dye removal", Langmuir, 32, (45), pp. 11771--11779
  • Amir Sheikhi and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2016, "Trapping It softly: Ultrasoft zirconium metallogels for macromolecule entrapment and reconfiguration", ACS Macro Letters, 5, (8), pp. 904--908
  • Amir Sheikhi, Salman Safari, Han Yang and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2015, "Copper removal using electrosterically stabilized nanocrystalline cellulose", ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7, (21), pp. 11301--11308
  • Amir Sheikhi, Na Li, Theo G. M. van de Ven and Ashok Kakkar, 2015, "Macromolecule based platform for developing tailor made formulations for scale inhibition", Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology
  • Homa Hasanzadeh Shahrivar, Amir Sheikhi and Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, 2015, "On the flow direction effect in sequential modular simulations: A case study on fluidized bed biomass gasifiers", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40, (6), pp. 2552--2567
  • Hamid Asadi-Saghandi, Amir Sheikhi and Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, 2015, "Sequence-based process modeling of fluidized bed biomass gasification", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 3, (11), pp. 2640--2651
  • Amir Sheikhi and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2015, "Sustainable synthesis of vaterite using a forest nano-product", Journal of Science & Technology for Forest Products and Processes, pp. 62
  • Salman Safari, Amir Sheikhi and Theo G. M. van de Ven, 2014, "Electroacoustic characterization of conventional and electrosterically stabilized nanocrystalline celluloses", Journal of colloid and interface science, 432, pp. 151--157
  • Amir Sheikhi, Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, Navid Mostoufi and Reza Zarghami, 2013, "Experimental investigation on the hydrodynamics of a gas--liquid--solid fluidized bed using vibration signature and pressure fluctuation analyses", International journal of heat and fluid flow, 42, pp. 190--199
  • Amir Sheikhi, Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, Navid Mostoufi and Reza Zarghami, 2013, "Frequency-based characterization of liquid--solid fluidized bed hydrodynamics using the analysis of vibration signature and pressure fluctuations", Powder technology, 235, pp. 787--796
  • Amir Sheikhi, Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, Reza Zarghami, Navid Mostoufi and Mehrdad Alfi, 2013, "Understanding bubble hydrodynamics in bubble columns", Experimental thermal and fluid science, 45, pp. 63--74
  • Amir Sheikhi, Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, Mehrdad Alfi, Navid Mostoufi and Reza Zarghami, 2012, "Hydrodynamic characterisation of liquid--solid two--phase fluidised beds: Vibration signature and pressure fluctuations analyses", The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 90, (6), pp. 1646--1653
  • Ali Eslami, Abolhasan Hashemi Sohi, Amir Sheikhi and Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, 2012, "Sequential modeling of coal volatile combustion in fluidized bed reactors", Energy & fuels, 26, (8), pp. 5199--5209
  • Amir Sheikhi, Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, Ali Eslami and Abolhasan Hashemi Sohi, 2012, "Sequential modular simulation of ethanol production in a three-phase fluidized bed bioreactor", Biochemical engineering journal, 63, pp. 95--103
  • Abolhasan Hashemi Sohi, Ali Eslami, Amir Sheikhi and Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, 2012, "Sequential-based process modeling of natural gas combustion in a fluidized bed reactor", Energy & fuels, 26, (4), pp. 2058--2067
  • S Soltanali, Y Ziaie-Shirkolaee, Gh Amoabediny, H Rashedi, Amir Sheikhi and P Chamanrokh, 2009, "Hydrodynamics and mass transfer performance of rotating sieved disc contactors used for reversed micellar extraction of protein", Chemical engineering science, 64, (10), pp. 2301--2306
  • Amir Sheykhi, Ghasem Amoabediny, Hamid Rashedi, Yaser Ziaie-Shirkolaee, Saeed Soltanali and Zahra Shams-Haghani, 2008, "Influence of fungal enzyme pre-treatment on totally chlorine-free (TCF) bleaching of dimethyl formamide bagasse pulp", Iranian Journal of Biotechnology, 6, (3)
  • Zaman Ataie, Summer Horchler, Arian Jaberi, Srinivas Koduru, Jessica El-Mallah, Mingjie Sun, Sina Kheirabadi, Alexander Kedzierski, Aneesh Risbud, Angelo Roncalli Alves E Silva, Dino Ravnic and Amir Sheikhi, , "Accelerating patterned vascularization using granular hydrogel scaffolds and surgical micropuncture", Small

Other

  • Amir Sheikhi, 2014, "Colloidal particle-hydrogel interfacial interactions"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Hisako Terasaki Young Innovator Award, Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation, 2023
  • The 2023 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE) Symposium Attendee, The US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2023
  • Selected by the US National Academies of Engineering for the 9th Arab-American Frontiers Symposium, The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2023
  • Rising Stars, Featured by the journal Small, Wiley, 2022
  • 2022 ACS Unilever Award for Outstanding Young Investigator in Colloid & Surfactant Science, The American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 2022
  • Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award, Penn State, 2022
  • UNIFOR Global Research Fellow, Awarded by the Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE), 2019 - 2021
  • AIChE’s 35 Under 35, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2020
  • The John C. Chen Young Professional Leadership Scholarship, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2020
  • One of 9 emerging leaders in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering worldwide, featured on the cover of the Inaugural “Futures” Issue of Bioengineering & Translational Medicine journal, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2020
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016 - 2019
  • Highlighted by Materials Today and Materials Science News-Elsevier: Beaded GelMA hydrogel outperforms bulk material, 2018
  • Iranian American Medical Association (IAMA) of Massachusetts Young Investigator Award, 2017
  • Conference Presentation Awards (4 awards for best presentations), 2012 - 2017
  • Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Nature et Technologies (FRQNT) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016
  • The Marcus Wallenberg Delegate Award. Selected as one of the three Canadian delegates to attend the prestigious Marcus Wallenberg Prize (Informally known as the "Nobel Prize for Forestry") Ceremony, Young Researchers Symposium, and the Gala with the King and Queen of Sweden, including a travel award, 2016
  • McGill Engineering Doctoral Award, 2010 - 2014
  • McGill International Doctoral Awards, 2010 - 2014
  • The Lorne Trottier Engineering Graduate Fellow, 2010 - 2014
  • McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship, 2010 - 2014
  • Best Doctorate Graduate Seminar Prize, 2013
  • McGill Graduate Excellence Award, 2012
  • Top graduate (top GPA) among all (about 100) M.Sc. students, 2010
  • IAChE (Iranian Association of Chemical Engineering) National Honor, 2009
  • Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (Scialog), 2024

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Steering committee member, The Penn State Center for Regenerative Engineering and Translational Ecosystem Program (CREATE), 2023
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, College of Engineering Digital Learning Academic Council (DLAC), 2023
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Penn State, Grad Recruiting & Admissions Committee – Students outside US, 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Ad-hoc committee member, Penn State, Courtesy Appointments, 2021 - 2022
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Co-Advisor, OXE co-advisor, Omega Chi Epsilon (National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering), 2021 - 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Steering committee member, Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute (E3I), 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Departmental seminar series coordinator, Penn State, 2019 - 2022
  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Interviewer for The Millennium Scholars Program, Engineering Recruitment Stream, 2020

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, World Biomaterials Congress (WBC) Session Organizer and Chair, Granular Hydrogels in Biology and Medicine, WBC, May 2024 - May 2024
  • Other, Member, World Biomaterials Congress (WBC) Session Organizer and Chair, Granular Hydrogels in Biology and Medicine, Elected Member-At-Large, 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Other, Technical Program Chair, Technical Program Chair, TAPPI NANO, June 2023 - June 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Emerging Applications of Bio-Based Nanomaterials, ACS, March 2023 - March 2023
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Vice Chair and Program Chair, AIChE Conference Session Liaison, Polymers, Society For Biomaterials (SFB), 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Advances in Renewable Materials, ACS, August 2023 - August 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, General Poster Session, ACS, August 2023 - August 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials: Cell Instructive Platforms, AIChE, November 2023 - November 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials II: Emerging Applications, AIChE, November 2023 - November 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials III: Design and Characterization, AIChE, November 2023 - November 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Scaling Up: Approaches for Streamlining Biomanufacturing Time to and Output of Product, AIChE, November 2023 - November 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials: Emerging Applications, AIChE, November 2022 - November 2022
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials: Cell Instructive Platforms, AIChE, November 2022 - November 2022
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials: Design and Characterization, AIChE, November 2022 - November 2022
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Biomanufacturing with Advanced Mammalian Cell Culture Technologies, AIChE, November 2022 - November 2022
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Advances in Renewable Materials, ACS Fall 2021, August 2021 - August 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Micro- and Nanoengineering of Biomaterials: from Precision Medicine to Precision Agriculture and Enhanced Food Security, 2021 MRS Fall Meeting, November 2021 - December 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, 3D Printing Frontiers in Renewable and Smart Materials for Future Circular Economy, ACS Spring 2021, April 2021 - April 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials: Emerging Applications, AIChE, November 2021 - November 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials: Cell Instructive Platforms, AIChE, November 2021 - November 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials: Design and Characterization, AIChE, November 2021 - November 2021
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Sensors Enabled by Synthetic Biology, AIChE, November 2020 - November 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials: Emerging Applications, AIChE, November 2020 - November 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Hydrogel Biomaterials: Development and Characterization, AIChE, November 2020 - November 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, AIChE Conference Session Chair/Co-Chair, Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass, AIChE, November 2020 - November 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Liaison, AIChE Conference Session Liaison, Polymers, AIChE, 2020 - 2022