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Mohammad Reza Abidian

Assistant Professor                                               08/2010 - Present

Bioengineering Department    

Penn State University

Post-doctoral Research Fellow                             01/2010 - 08/2010

Department of Plastic Surgery

University of Michigan

Post-doctoral Research Fellow                             03/2007 - 12/2009

Neural Engineering Lab (NEL)

Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan


PhD. in Biomedical Engineering                            09/2001 - 0/22007

Organic Electronics and Electroactive Biomaterials Lab

Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan


Here is my complete CV

 News

Winner of the best cover of the year competition among 48 issues of Advanced Materials in 2009

Runner-up the best cover of the year competition among 24 issues of Advanced Functional Materials in 2009

Conducting polymer nanotubes for chronic neural recording was selected among Top 20 Technologies of 2009 by Medical Product Manufacturing News

Advanced Materials paper was highlighted in Materials Today: Neuronal Nanotubes

Paper was accepted in Small: Abidian et al. Conducting polymer nanotubes improve electrical properties, mechanical adhesion, neural attachment, and neurite outgrowth of neural electrodes, Small, in press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.200901868

Advanced Materials paper was highlighted in Nano Today: Polymer nanotubes improve connection to brain implants.

Science News: Step toward better brain implants using conducting polymer nanotubes.

MaterialsViews: Cover Story: Nanotubes in the Brain.

UM Service News: A step toward better brain implants using conducting polymer nanotubes.

New cover journal:

Abidian et. al “Interfacing conducting polymer nanotubes with the central nervous system: Chronic neural recording using poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) nanotubes”. Advanced Materials, (2009), 21( 37), 3764. DOI. 10.1002/adma.200900887
 

 Honors and Awards

 

  • Cover journal Advanced Materials, 21 (37), 2009
  • Cover journal Advanced Functional Materials, 19 (4), 2009
  • Nominated for Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award 2007, The purpose of the awards is to recognize exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students in the last phase of their graduate work. Up to eight awards will be made.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship Travel Award   2007, The 3rd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, Kohala Coast, HA 2007.
  • Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Silver Award  2007, one of the most prestigious and competitive awards of MRS for graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high level of excellence and distinction. Material Research Society Spring Meeting 2007, San Francisco, CA.
  • Distinguished Achievement Graduate Student Award 2007, College of Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007. Recipients are chosen by department and program faculty to recognize academic and personal excellence.
  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship 2006, one of the most prestigious and competitive awards at University of Michigan, 2006 for an outstanding student who is completing his/her dissertation.
  • Outstanding Overall Poster Award 2006, Macromolecular Science & Engineering Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006.
  • Advanced Materials Wiley-VCH: The most access and popular article in 2006-2007, Conducting polymer nanotubes for controlled drug release, Adv. Mater. 18(4), 2006.
  • Travel Grant Award   from Gordon Research Conference (GRC), Tilton, NH, 2006.
  • Cover Journal Advanced Materials, 18, 4, 2006.
  • Travel Grant Award from Neural Prosthesis Workshop , Bethesda, MD, 2005.
  • Best Poster Prize , UM-NASA Bioscience and Engineering Institute (UMNBEI), Ann Arbor, MI, 2005.
  • Rackham Conference Travel Award , 2003-2007
  • Outstanding graduate student , Amirkabir University of Technology. Ranked 1st among of all alumni of Biomedical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (out of 50), 2001
  • 1st rank and the highest score in the Ph.D entrance examination of Biomedical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. (Out of 80 applicants), 1999
  • 2nd rank graduate student among of all Msc. students Biomedical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (out of 35).
  • Outstanding undergraduate student , AmirKabir University of Technology. Ranked 1st among of all undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering Department, Amir Kabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (out of 430), 1990-1992.


 Contact Information

 

219 Hallowell Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 856-8093
Email: mabidian@psu.edu

            mabidian@engr.psu.edu

            mabidian@umich.edu



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