ESMAIEL JABBARI - BIOINSPIRED SOLUTIONS LLC

Esmaiel Jabbari is a Tenured Full Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, and Director of Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery, and Biomimetic Materials at University of South Carolina. He is also the Founder and President of Bioinspired Solutions LLC for the purpose of commercialization of bioinspired cell culture systems for tissue regeneration to the healthcare market. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Chemical Engineering. 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 trainings at Monsanto Corporation and Rice University. His research is focused on engineering 3D multi-cellular co-culture systems and the effect of spatiotemporal delivery of growth factors and physico-mechanical factors in the microenvironment on function and fate of stem cells for applications in skeletal tissue regeneration and cancer stem cell therapy. His research is supported by NIH, NSF, AO Orthopedic Foundation, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. He received the Berton Rahn Award from the AO Foundation in 2012 and the Stephen Milam Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation in 2008. He was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2013. He has published >250 (110 peer-reviewed) books, book chapters, refereed journal articles, and conference proceedings, and presented >260 seminars at national and international conferences (>100 plenary, keynote, and invited seminars). He has mentored >130 visiting scholars, medical residents, post-doctoral scientists, and engineering students in the areas of orthopedic tissue engineering, tissue models, growth factor delivery systems for regenerative medicine, and orthopedic biomaterials. 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 previously served on the Membership and Endorsement Committee of TERMIS (2014-2015) and the Long-Range Planning Committee of SFB (2015). He serves as Academic Editor of PLOS ONE, Editor of International Journal of Biomaterials, Special Issue Editor of Gels, and North America Editor of Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. He is a member of numerous scientific organizations including ARMI, TERMIS, SFB, EMBS, BMES, MRS, ACS, AIChE, and CRS.