Dr. Mohsen Akbari is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria. He is also the co-founder and the Chief Scientific Officer of a Canadian-based biotech company, 4M Biotech, that develops smart dressings for the treatment of chronic wounds. Dr. Akbari obtained his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University and his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School. He is the recipient of several awards, including the 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.
Dr. Akbari’s research focuses on the use of micro and nanotechnologies for wound monitoring, disease modeling, and drug delivery. Currently, he holds funding from CIHR, NSERC, Mitacs, CFI, and BC Cancer Foundation. His research findings have been published in 70 peer-reviewed journal papers with the h-index of 26 and over 2700 citations. His work has been featured on the cover of 8 Journals and reported in media such as CBC News, Time Colonist, BBC News, Google News, Science Daily, The Telegraph, and Fortune.
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University: University of Victoria
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Position: Assistant Professor