Dr. Hossein Tavana

Dr. Hossein Tavana

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Biomedical Engineering
Office: Olson Research Center 301F (Lab Olson 311-313)
Phone: 330-972-6031
Email: tavana@uakron.edu
Website: https://tavana.uakron.edu


Biography

Dr. Tavana came to UA in 2010. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto where he studied interfacial tensions and contact angles of polymer films-fluid systems. His work led to a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship in the Biomedical Engineering department of the University of Michigan where he developed novel microtechnologies that enable in vitro studies of cells in physiologic microenvironments. Dr. Tavana was selected as BMES' Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. He has also been recognize as a Top 20 Young Investigator Frontiers in Bioengineering. He has 6 patents, 70 papers and 10 grants from NIH and NSF.


Research

Cancer, Microtechnology, Tissue Engineering, Biofluid mechanics, Lung research


Education

  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, ON, Canada 2006
  • M.A.Sc., K.N. T. University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 1999
  • B.Sc., Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran 1996

Courses

Biomedical Computing, Transport Phenomena, Microfluidics, Technical Communication