Dr. Mohsen Akbari, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Mohsen Akbari is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria. In addition to his professorship, he is a member of the Center for Advanced Materials and Related Technologies (CAMTEC), Center for Biomedical Research (CBR), and the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at 4M Biotech. Dr. Akbari obtained his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University and his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Michael Smith Foundation—Idea to Commercialization Award, 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 lies at the interface of cellular biology, biomaterials, and microtechnologies and aims to develop innovative approaches for disease modeling and drug delivery. He currently holds funding from CIHR, NSERC, CFI, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BC Cancer Foundation, and the Department of National Defense. He is a Guest Editor of Micromachines and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Biomaterials Society. His research findings have been published in 90 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters with an h-index of 32 and over 4500 citations. His work has been featured on the cover of 10 Journals and reported in various media outlets such as CBC News, Time Colonist, BBC News, Google News, Science Daily, The Telegraph, and Fortune.