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About Esmaiel Jabbari

Esmaiel Jabbari completed his PhD at Purdue University and postdoctoral studies at Monsanto, Rice University, and Mayo Clinic. He is the Director of Biomimetic Materials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory and Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. He is internationally known for his work on synthesis and processing of biomimetic polymers and hydrogels for applications in regenerative medicine and growth factor delivery. He received the Berton Rahn Award from the AO Foundation in 2012 and the Stephen Milam Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation in 2008. He was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2013. He has published >200 books, book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and conference proceedings, and presented >250 seminars at national and international conferences on biomaterials, tissue engineering, and drug delivery. He has mentored >100 visiting scholars, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral students, and undergraduate students. He is a member of numerous scientific organizations including BMES, SFB, TERMIS, MRS, EMBS, ACS, AIChE, and AACR.


August 2004 - Present Full Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Carolina - Columbia ‐ College of Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, and Growth Factor Delivery

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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of The American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • Berton Rahn Award - AO Foundation
  • Stephen B. Milam Award - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation

Contact Information

Chemical Engineering, 2C11
University of South Carolina
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208


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