Faculty

Mohammad Reza Abidian
Mohammad Reza Abidian
Associate Professor
Office Location: SERC 2020
Email: mabidian [at] uh.edu

Dr. Abidian directs the laboratory Advanced Regenerative Biomaterials and Therapeutics for Neural Interfaces, which investigates development of innovative organic bioelectronics for neural interface applications. His lab utilizes interdisciplinary approaches for development of low-cost and high-throughput neural interface technologies for regenerative neural engineering, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders and diseases with an emphasis on translational neural engineering. Current efforts in his lab is focused on neural recording and stimulation, neural tissue regeneration, drug delivery to brain tumor, and neurochemical sensing.

Education: 

PhD. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Master’s in Biomedical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran
Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran

Courses: 

Neural Technology Interfaces (BIOE 4309/6309)

Awards and Honors: 

Materials Research Society Silver award
Plenary Speaker, US-Turkey Advanced Study Institute on Healthcare Challenges, sponsored by the NSF
Guest editor, Advanced Materials and Materials Chemistry journals

Research Interests: 

Dr. Abidian’s research is focused on developing neural devices with applications in diagnosis and treatment of neural diseases or disorders and brain tumors. His research has been funded by the NIH and NSF. Dr. Abidian’s research has featured several times on the cover of frontier journals including Advanced Materials and Advanced Functional Materials, and Advanced Healthcare Materials.

Selected Publications: 

Eslamian M.+, Khorrami M.+,Yi N., Majd S., Abidian M. R., (2018) Electrospinning of Highly Aligned Fibers for Drug Delivery Applications, Materials Chemisrty B.

Khorrami M., Abidian M. R., (2018) Aligned Conducting Polymer Nanotubes for Neural Prostheses, 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 6080-6083.

Eslamian M., Antensteiner M. and Abidian M. R., (2018) Direct Measurement of Mass Transport in Actuation of Conducting Polymers Nanotubes*, 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 4472-4475.