Dr. Hossein Tavana

Dr. Hossein Tavana

Title: Professor, Department Chair
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


Dr. Tavana came to UA in 2010. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the 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 recognized as a Top 20 Young Investigator Frontiers in Bioengineering. He has 6 patents, 70 papers and 10 grants from NIH and NSF.


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


  • 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


Biomedical Computing, Transport Phenomena, Microfluidics, Technical Communication