Principal Investigator

Mehdi Razavi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
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Dr. Mehdi Razavi is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Biionix (Bionic Materials, Implants & Interfaces) Cluster, and Materials Science and Engineering at UCF since 2019. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine from 2016 to 2019. Before that he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biomaterials with the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) in the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing and Brunel Institute for Bioengineering (BIB) at Brunel University London from 2015 to 2016. He was also a Research Scholar in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering with the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center (HRC), at Oklahoma State University from 2013 to 2014. He holds a PhD in Biomaterials from the Isfahan University of Technology, awarded in 2014, MSc in Materials Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, awarded in 2011 and a BSc in Materials Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, awarded in 2008. His research interests are mainly in biomaterials, nanomedicine, musculoskeletal tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, metal implants, biomanufacturing, and drug/gene delivery systems. He had the privilege of teaching nanomedicine, biomaterials, advanced materials, and research methodology in medicine. He also served as the chief editor, a member of the editorial board, a scientific reviewer, on the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) committee and a reviewer in the NIH Study Section.

Lab Members

Pedram Sotoudehbagha, PhD
Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Major: Materials Science and Engineering
E-mail: pedram.sotoudehbagha@ucf.edu

Andres Larraza
Position: Graduate Research Assistant
Major: Materials Science and Engineering
E-mail: larraza@Knights.ucf.edu

Angela Shar
Position: Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Biomedical Sciences
E-mail: angela.shar@knights.ucf.edu

Queenly Xie
Position: Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Computer Science (Minor: Materials Science and Engineering)
E-mail: queenly.xie77@knights.ucf.edu

Kayley Romero
Position: Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Mechanical Engineering
E-mail: romerok2000@knights.ucf.edu

Tara Pattilachan
Position: Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Biomedical Sciences
E-mail: taram@knights.ucf.edu

Valeria Cardenas
Position: Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Biomedical Sciences
E-mail: vcardenas@knights.ucf.edu

Abel Cordova
Position: Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Biomedical Sciences
E-mail: acordov38@knights.ucf.edu

Thomas Hartmann
Position: Medical Student
Major: Medicine
E-mail: tch5167@knights.ucf.edu

Laya Damaraju
Position: High School Student
E-mail: layad369psh@gmail.com

Ashna Mathur
Position: High School Student
E-mail: mathuras@lhprep.org

Former Members

Nadia Aboutalebianarki, PhD, Graduate Research Assistant, Materials Science and Engineering

Peter Zeblisky, Medical Student

Madisyn Messmore, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering

Kaylee Misiti, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Biology

Md Sarker, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow