Esmaiel Jabbari is a Professor at the University of South Carolina. He is internationally known for his research in the area of biomimetic materials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. He has developed novel peptidomimetic nanoparticles for targeting tumors and sustained protein delivery. He has also developed peptide-reinforced cell-responsive nanocomposites for skeletal tissue regeneration. Currently he is an Associate Professor of chemical and biomedical engineering and Adjunct Professor of orthopedic surgery. He has published extensively in the area of biomaterials, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. He has 3 books, 8 book chapters, over 70 peer-reviewed publications, more than 60 refereed proceedings preprints, 20 invited lectures, and more than 130 presentations at international conferences. He received his Ph.D. degree in biomaterials at Purdue and his M.S. degree in chemical engineering and chemistry, and his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at Virginia Tech. In 2008, he received the Stephen B. Milam Research Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation for his contribution to developing novel autoinductive biomaterials as scaffolds for repair of maxillofacial and cranial tissues. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Open Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Journal. He is a Member of the Outstanding College Students of America, the New York Academy of Sciences, and Who is Who in Engineering Education. He is also a Member of honorary engineering society Tau Beta Pi, Chemistry Society Phi Lambda Upsilon, and Research Society Sigma Xi.
Biography Updated on 25 June 2009