Ali Khademhosseini

Professor of Bioengineering / Director and CEO for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) and Amazon Researcher
University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) / Terasaki Institute

He is the Director and CEO of the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) and Amazon Researcher. He was the Levi Knight Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering and Radiology at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). He was the Founding Director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics at UCLA. He joined UCLA starting Nov. 2017 from Harvard University where he was Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and faculty at the Harvard-MIT’s Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and as well as associate faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. At Harvard University, he directed the Biomaterials Innovation Research Center (BIRC) a leading initiative in making engineered biomedical materials.Prof. Khademhosseini is a leader in applying bioengineering solutions to precision medicine. For example, he has developed numerous techniques in controlling the behavior of patient-derived cells to engineer artificial tissues and cell-based therapies. He is also developing ‘organ-on-a-chip’ systems that aim to mimic human physiology and pathology to enable patient-specific evaluation of drug candidates. He has edited multiple books / journal special issues and is an author on >500 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials and review papers, >60 book chapters/edited books and >20 patent/disclosure applications.  He has been cited >60,000 times and has an H-index of 109. Also, he has given over >250 invited seminars and keynote lectures. Annually for the past four years he has been selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the World’s Most Influential Minds as a Highly Cited Researcher.


APSIH Scholar Award
Acta Biomaterialia Silver Medal
IEEE EMBS William J. Morlock Award
Society for Biomaterials Clemson Award
Biomaterials Outstanding Paper Award
Nano-Micro Letters Researcher Award
Khwarizmi Prize
Materials Research Society (MRS) Kavli Early Career Award in Nanoscience
Coulter Foundation Early Career Award