Intelligent dressings for continuous wound monitoring
Speaker: Dr Mohsen Akbari, Terasaki (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Mohsen Akbari is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the Director of the Laboratory for Innovations in Microengineering (LiME) at the University of Victoria, an Affiliated Associate Professor at the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and an Adjunct Professor at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation in Los Angeles. In addition to his professorship, he is a member of the Center for Advanced Materials and Related Technologies (CAMTEC), a member of the Center for Biomedical Research (CBR), an investigator at International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), Associate Member of Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, the senior board of director at the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and Canadian Society for Biomaterials. Besides his professorship, Dr. Akbari is the Chief Scientific Officer at 4M Biotech, a Canadian-based company that develops intelligent devices for wound monitoring and treatment. He is also the Scientific Advisor of Apricell Biotechnology, a second spin-off from his lab that develops next-generation cancer on-chip models for high-content drug screening.
Dr. Akbari obtained his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University and received postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Fellow of International Association for Advanced Materials, the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Idea to Commercialization Award, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, BC Innovation Council Research Award, Kaiser Foundation Award, and recognized as a Canadian Rising Star in Global Health by Grand Challenges Canada. He is a Guest Editor of Micromachines and Gels and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Biomaterials Society. His research findings have been published in +110 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters with an h-index of 39 and over 6700 citations. His work has also been featured on the cover of 11 Journals and reported in media such as CBC News, Time Colonist, BBC News, Google News, Science Daily, The Telegraph, and Fortune.