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Prof. Roozbeh Ghaffari

Northwestern University, United States of America

Prof. Roozbeh Ghaffari obtained his BS and MEng degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and 2003. He received his PhD degree in biomedical engineering from the Harvard Medical School-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology in 2008. Prof. Ghaffari's research focus was at the intersection of auditory neuroscience, microfluidics, and nanoscale metrology. Upon completion of his PhD, Prof. Ghaffari co-founded MC10 Inc and served as its Chief Technology Officer. In this role at MC10, Prof. Ghaffari shaped the technology vision of the company. These efforts have led to the development and launch of the BioStamp®and the My UV PatchTM commercial products. In addition to his responsibilities at MC10, Prof. Ghaffari also served as Research Scientist in the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics from 2012-2017. Prof. Ghaffari's contributions in soft bioelectronics, micro/nano-scale systems, and auditory neuroscience research have been recognized with the Helen Carr Peake PhD Research Prize (2008), the MIT100K Grand Prize (2008), the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Grand Prize (2008), MIT Technology Review Magazine's Top 35 Innovators Under 35 (2013), and TEDx Gateway invited talk (2016). Prof. Ghaffari has published over 70 academic papers (including Nature Nanotechnology, Science Translational Medicine, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, and PNAS) and is inventor on over 60 patents and patent applications. Prof. Ghaffari joined the Center for Biointegrated Electronics at Northwestern University in May 2017, where he serves as Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and is Director of Translational Research working at the intersection of basic and translational biomedical research. In this translational role, Prof. Ghaffari serves on the Board of Directors of Blendoor Inc. and Rhaeos Inc. and is co-founder and CEO of Epicore Biosystems, Inc., developing a proprietary sweat microfluidic sensing platform

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