About “Maryam Badv”

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Dr. Badv obtained her PhD and master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from McMaster University and her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tehran. Her PhD research mainly focused on developing biofunctional lubricant-infused surface coatings for medical implants. The research conducted during her PhD resulted in publishing 14 peer-reviewed papers, 6 conference publications, and 3 patents. Based on her academic achievements she was nominated by McMaster’s Dean of Engineering and selected as the Valedictorian for the graduating class of 2019. In addition to her research responsibilities, Dr. Badv cared tremendously about graduate student-related matters. During her role as the President of the Engineering Graduate Society (EGS) at McMaster University, she provided undivided attention to crucial matters that impacted the engineering graduate student community. Her work as a student advocate and President of EGS was roundly and universally acknowledged by the faculty, which also resulted in her earning the Mary Keyes Award for Outstanding Leadership And Service to McMaster.

After completing her PhD, Dr. Badv joined UCLA as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow. In her postdoctoral training, she had the opportunity to take on a new challenge where she worked with an interdisciplinary team of nanoscientists, engineers, clinicians and industry partners, aiming to develop multifunctional tissue-engineered scaffolds for periodontal disease.

The research conducted in The Badv Lab involves the design and fabrication of biomaterials and functional interfaces for different biomedical applications. The long-term objective is to study and acquire an in-depth understanding of the cascade of physiological responses and interactions occurring at the interface of the biomaterials and biological systems (biointerface), in order to develop multifunctional biomaterials and biomimetic models that effectively tackle the complications and limitations associated with synthetic biointerfaces.