Advanced fibrous materials for management of chronic wounds
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria
Dr. Mohsen Akbari is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Victoria, Canada. He is also affiliated with Center for Biomedical Research (CBR) and Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology (CAMTEC) at University of Victoria. Dr. Akbari has 34 peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals including Science Translational Medicine, Nature Microtechnologies and Nanoengineering, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Biotechnology Advances, Advanced Materials, Lab-on-Chip, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Small, Advanced Healthcare Materials, and, Advanced Functional Materials, three book chapters, two patent applications and more than 25 conference presentations in prestigious conferences such as μTAS, World Biomaterials Congress, and IMECE, and ASME. Dr. Akbari is the recipient of several institutional, national, and international awards such as the British Columbia Innovation award (success rate of <5%), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postdoctoral fellowship (success rate of <10%), and Kaisar Foundation award (success rate: 1 per year per institution). Recently, he has been recognized as a Canadian rising star in global health (success rate <5%) and received $100k to develop a low cost thermal cycler for detection of tuberculosis in low-income countries.