Ali Tamayol, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Research Interests:
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, Biomanufacturing, Micro/Nanotechnologies, Wearable and automated systems, Wound care, 3D printing.

263 Farmington
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT 06030

Office Phone: (860) 679-8443
Office Fax: (860) 679-1370

BS, Shiraz University
MS, Sharif University of Technology
PhD, Simon Fraser University
Postdoc, McGill University
Postdoc, Harvard Medical School

Research Summary:

Micro- and nanoscale technologies are increasingly used in multidisciplinary research areas such as tissue engineering and biomedical sciences. These technologies have merged with advanced materials to enable engineering constructs, which mimic the biochemical, topographical, and physical features of the native tissues. In addition, microfabrication technologies have enabled scientists to mimic the complexity of the native tissues through controlling cell-cell and cell-microenvironment interactions. Dr. Tamayol’s research is focused on the utilization of fiber-based techniques such as weaving, knitting, braiding, and 3D printing for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. His lab has developed novel strategies that facilitate 3D direct write printing of structures from various hydrogels and bioinks. In addition, LIMB and Dr. Tamayol has been actively fabricating and characterizing bioelectronics and sensors as well as smart drug delivery systems for treatment of chronic wounds.
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Honors and Awards:
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
BCIC Scholar Award
Alinasab Prize of ISME

Selected Publications:

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1- C. Rinoldi, A. Fallahi, I. K. Yazdi, J. Campos Paras, E. Kijeńska-Gawrońsk, G. T. de Santiago, A. Tuoheti, D. Demarchi, N. Annabi, A. Khademhosseini, W. Swieszkowski, A. Tamayol, “Mechanical and biochemical stimulation of 3D multi-layered scaffolds for tendon tissue engineering,” ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 5 (6), 2953-2964 (2019).
2- N. Faramarzi, I. K. Yazdi, M. Nabavinia, A. Gemma, A. Fanelli, A. Caizzone, L. M. Ptaszek, I. Sinha, A. Khademhosseini, J. N. Ruskin, A. Tamayol. “Patient-specific bioinks for 3D bioprinting of tissue engineering scaffolds.” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 7, 1701347 (2018).
3- P. Mostafalu, G. Kiaee, G. Giatsidis, A. Khalilpour, M. Nabavinia, Mehmet R. Dokmeci, S. Sonkusale, D. P. Orgill, A. Tamayol, Ali Khademhosseini, “A textile dressing for temporal and dosage controlled drug delivery,” Advanced Functional Materials, 27(41), 1702399 (2017).
4- A. Nasajpour, S. Ansari, C. Rinoldi, A.S. Rad, T. Aghaloo, S.R. Shin, Y.K. Mishra, R. Adelung, W. Swieszkowski, N. Annabi, A. Khademhosseini, A. Moshaverinia, A. Tamayol, “A multifunctional polymeric periodontal membrane with osteogenic and antibacterial characteristics,” Advanced Functional Materials, 28, 1703437 (2018).
5- A. Tamayol, A. Hassani Najafabadi, B. Aliakbarian, E. Arab-Tehrany, N. Annabi, M. Akbari, D. Juncker, and A. Khademhosseini, “Interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels facilitates the fabrication of fibers and 3D constructs”, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4, 2146-2153 (2015).
6- A. Hassani Najafabadi*, A. Tamayol*, N. Annabi, M. Ochoa, P. Mostafalou, M. Akbari, M. Nikkhah, R. Rahimi, M.R. Dokmeci, S. Sonkusale, B. Ziaie, and A. Khademhosseini, “Biodegradable nanofibrous polymeric substrates for generating elastic and flexible electronics,” Advanced Materials, 26, 5823-5830 (2014).