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Assist Prof Dr. Hanieh Safari, Drug Delivery, Young Scientist Award

Assistant Professor at Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Summary:

Dr. Hanieh Safari is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, where she contributes to both teaching and research. She earned her Ph.D. and MSE from the University of Michigan, where she developed expertise in the fabrication of biodegradable particles for drug delivery applications. Dr. Safariā€™s research is centered on biomaterials, drug delivery systems, and immunomodulation, with a particular interest in the therapeutic potential of non-spherical particles. Her distinguished career includes several prestigious awards and honors, highlighting her contributions to the field of chemical engineering.

Professional Profile:

šŸ‘©ā€šŸŽ“Education:

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

  • Institution: University of Michigan
  • Date: April 2020
  • Advisor: Prof. Omolola Eniola-Adefeso
  • Dissertation: Fabrication of Non-Spherical Biodegradable Particles for Drug Delivery Applications and Studying the Impact of Shape on the Efficacy of Particulate Carriers

MSE in Chemical Engineering

  • Institution: University of Michigan
  • Date: April 2016

BSc in Chemical Engineering

  • Institution: Sharif University of Technology
  • Date: February 2014

Professional Experience:

Dr. Hanieh Safari is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, a position she has held since 2022. Prior to this, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the same university, working under the guidance of Prof. Shohreh Mashayekhan. Dr. Safari also served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Delaware, where she collaborated with Prof. Millicent Sullivan and Prof. Kristi Kiick. Her research journey began at the University of Michigan as a Graduate Research Assistant under the supervision of Prof. Omolola Eniola-Adefeso.

Research Interest:

Dr. Safariā€™s research interests lie primarily in the fields of:

  • Biomaterials
  • Drug Delivery
  • Immunomodulation

Her work focuses on the development and application of advanced biomaterials for targeted drug delivery and therapeutic interventions, particularly in the context of inflammatory diseases and tissue engineering.

Publications Top Noted:Ā 

Neutrophils preferentially phagocytose elongated particlesā€”An opportunity for selective targeting in acute inflammatory diseases

  • Authors: H. Safari, W.J. Kelley, E. Saito, N. Kaczorowski, L. Carethers, L.D. Shea, O. Eniola-Adefeso
  • Journal: Science Advances
  • Volume: 6, Issue 24
  • Article: eaba1474
  • Citations: 69
  • Year: 2020

Vascularā€targeted nanocarriers: Design considerations and strategies for successful treatment of atherosclerosis and other vascular diseases

  • Authors: W.J. Kelley, H. Safari, G. Lopezā€Cazares, O. Eniolaā€Adefeso
  • Journal: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
  • Volume: 8, Issue 6
  • Citations: 62
  • Year: 2016

Modified two-step emulsion solvent evaporation technique for fabricating biodegradable rod-shaped particles in the submicron size range

  • Authors: H. Safari, R. Adili, M. Holinstat, O. Eniola-Adefeso
  • Journal: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
  • Volume: 518
  • Pages: 174-183
  • Citations: 19
  • Year: 2018

Biodegradable, bile salt microparticles for localized fat dissolution

  • Authors: H. Safari, N. Kaczorowski, M.L. Felder, E.R. Brannon, M. Varghese, K. Singer, O. Eniola-Adefeso
  • Journal: Science Advances
  • Volume: 6, Issue 49
  • Article: eabd8019
  • Citations: 12
  • Year: 2020

A hybrid cartilage extracellular matrix-based hydrogel/poly (Īµ-caprolactone) scaffold incorporated with Kartogenin for cartilage tissue engineering

  • Authors: S. Mohsenifard, S. Mashayekhan, H. Safari
  • Journal: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
  • Volume: 37, Issue 7
  • Pages: 1243-1258
  • Citations: 6
  • Year: 2023
Hanieh Safari | Drug Delivery | Young Scientist Award

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