Amir Sheikhi

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Amir Sheikhi

Research Summary

Micro- and nanoengineered soft materials for medicine and the environment; microfluidic-enabled biomaterials for tissue engineering and regeneration; living materials; next-generation bioadhesives, tissue sealants, and hemostatic agents; hydrogels for minimally invasive medical technologies; self-healing and adaptable soft materials; smart coatings; hairy nanocelluloses as an emerging family of advanced materials.

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Hydrogels Cellulose Proteins Nanocellulose Biomaterial Hydrogel Biomaterials Gelatin Tissue Microfluidics Adsorption Silicones Application Nanoparticle Nanoparticles Protein Recycling Sensors Nanomaterial Aerogels Polymers Bone Biocompatible Materials Scaffolds Porosity

Most Recent Publications

Reihaneh Haghniaz, Han Jun Kim, Hossein Montazerian, Avijit Baidya, Maryam Tavafoghi, Yi Chen, Yangzhi Zhu, Solmaz Karamikamkar, Amir Sheikhi, Ali Khademhosseini, 2023, Bioactive Materials on p. 314-327

Colloidal aspects of calcium carbonate scaling in water-in-oil emulsions: A fundamental study using droplet-based microfluidics

Shang Lin Yeh, Roya Koshani, Amir Sheikhi, 2023, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science on p. 536-545

Sina Kheirabadi, Amir Sheikhi, 2022, Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Highly functional bio-based micro- and nano-structured materials for neodymium recovery

Mica L. Pitcher, Breanna Huntington, Juliana Dominick, Amir Sheikhi, 2022, Chemical Engineering Journal

Shang Lin Yeh, Naveen Narasimhalu, Landon G. Vom Steeg, Joy Muthami, Sean Leconey, Zeming He, Mica Pitcher, Harrison Cassady, Valerie J. Morley, Sung Hyun Cho, Carol Bator, Roya Koshani, Robert J. Woods, Michael Hickner, Andrew F. Read, Amir Sheikhi, 2022, ACS applied materials & interfaces on p. 42864-42875

A Cohesive Shear-Thinning Biomaterial for Catheter-Based Minimally Invasive Therapeutics

Avijit Baidya, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Gregory Tom, Masoud Edalati, Naoki Kaneko, Parvin Alizadeh, Maryam Tavafoghi, Ali Khademhosseini, Amir Sheikhi, 2022, ACS applied materials & interfaces on p. 42852-42863

Nanoengineered Granular Hydrogel Bioinks with Preserved Interconnected Microporosity for Extrusion Bioprinting

Zaman Ataie, Sina Kheirabadi, Jenna Wanjing Zhang, Alexander Kedzierski, Carter Petrosky, Rhea Jiang, Christian Vollberg, Amir Sheikhi, 2022, Small

Assessing the aneurysm occlusion efficacy of a shear-thinning biomaterial in a 3D-printed model

Grant Schroeder, Masoud Edalati, Gregory Tom, Nicole Kuntjoro, Mark Gutin, Melvin Gurian, Edoardo Cuniberto, Elisabeth Hirth, Alessia Martiri, Maria Teresa Sposato, Selda Aminzadeh, James Eichenbaum, Parvin Alizadeh, Avijit Baidya, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Rohollah Nasiri, Naoki Kaneko, Abraham Mansouri, Ali Khademhosseini, Amir Sheikhi, 2022, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

A Readily Scalable, Clinically Demonstrated, Antibiofouling Zwitterionic Surface Treatment for Implantable Medical Devices

Brian McVerry, Alexandra Polasko, Ethan Rao, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Dayong Chen, Na He, Pia Ramos, Joel Hayashi, Paige Curson, Chueh Yu Wu, Praveen Bandaru, Mackenzie Anderson, Brandon Bui, Aref Sayegh, Shaily Mahendra, Dino Di Carlo, Evgeniy Kreydin, Ali Khademhosseini, Amir Sheikhi, Richard B. Kaner, 2022, Advanced Materials

Engineering hairy cellulose nanocrystals for chemotherapy drug capture

Sarah A.E. Young, Joy Muthami, Mica Pitcher, Petar Antovski, Patricia Wamea, Robert Denis Murphy, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Andrew Schmidt, Samuel Clark, Ali Khademhosseini, Amir Sheikhi, 2022, Materials Today Chemistry

Most-Cited Papers

Ehsan Shirzaei Sani, Ahmad Kheirkhah, Devyesh Rana, Zhongmou Sun, William Foulsham, Amir Sheikhi, Ali Khademhosseini, Reza Dana, Nasim Annabi, 2019, Science advances

Advancing Frontiers in Bone Bioprinting

Nureddin Ashammakhi, Anwarul Hasan, Outi Kaarela, Batzaya Byambaa, Amir Sheikhi, Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, Advanced healthcare materials

Reusable Green Aerogels from Cross-Linked Hairy Nanocrystalline Cellulose and Modified Chitosan for Dye Removal

Han Yang, Amir Sheikhi, Theo G.M. Van De Ven, 2016, Langmuir on p. 11771-11779

Kan Yue, Xiuyu Li, Karsten Schrobback, Amir Sheikhi, Nasim Annabi, Jeroen Leijten, Weijia Zhang, Yu Shrike Zhang, Dietmar W. Hutmacher, Travis J. Klein, Ali Khademhosseini, 2017, Biomaterials on p. 163-171

Reza Mohammadinejad, Hajar Maleki, Eneko Larrañeta, André R. Fajardo, Amirala Bakhshian Nik, Amin Shavandi, Amir Sheikhi, Mansour Ghorbanpour, Mehdi Farokhi, Praveen Govindh, Etienne Cabane, Susan Azizi, Amir Reza Aref, Masoud Mozafari, Mehdi Mehrali, Sabu Thomas, João F. Mano, Yogendra Kumar Mishra, Vijay Kumar Thakur, 2019, Applied Materials Today on p. 213-246

Nureddin Ashammakhi, Samad Ahadian, Mohammad Ali Darabi, Mario El Tahchi, Junmin Lee, Kasinan Suthiwanich, Amir Sheikhi, Mehmet R. Dokmeci, Rahmi Oklu, Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, Advanced Materials

Hairy cellulose nanocrystalloids: A novel class of nanocellulose

Theo G.M. Van De Ven, Amir Sheikhi, 2016, Nanoscale on p. 15101-15114

Copper removal using electrosterically stabilized nanocrystalline cellulose

Amir Sheikhi, Salman Safari, Han Yang, Theo G.M. Van De Ven, 2015, ACS applied materials & interfaces on p. 11301-11308

3D-Printed Ultra-Robust Surface-Doped Porous Silicone Sensors for Wearable Biomonitoring

Elham Davoodi, Hossein Montazerian, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Armin Rashidi, Samad Ahadian, Amir Sheikhi, Jun Chen, Ali Khademhosseini, Abbas S. Milani, Mina Hoorfar, Ehsan Toyserkani, 2020, ACS Nano on p. 1520-1532

Amir Sheikhi, Joseph de Rutte, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Outman Akouissi, Alireza Sohrabi, Dino Di Carlo, Ali Khademhosseini, 2019, Biomaterials on p. 560-568

News Articles Featuring Amir Sheikhi

Novel microneedle bandage could save lives by stopping blood loss from wounds

A soldier suffers a serious gunshot wound on a remote battlefield or a machinist has a work accident and gets stuck in traffic on the way to the hospital.

Researchers uncover mechanisms to easily dry, redisperse cellulose nanocrystals

Cellulose nanocrystals — bio-based nanomaterials derived from natural resources such as plant cellulose — are valuable for their use in water treatment, packaging, tissue engineering, electronics, antibacterial coatings and much more.

2022 Top 10 Most Popular Microbiome Center News Articles

The stories that made the year in 2022 for the Penn State Microbiome Center

Materials Research Institute names 2022 Roy Award Winners

Seven Penn State materials researchers have received the 2022 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award.

FDA-approved cholesterol medicine may help prevent antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance, including bacteria that have evolved to defy antibiotics, is one of the top 10 global public health threats humanity faces, according to the World Health Organization.

New granular hydrogel bioink could expand possibilities for tissue bioprinting

Every day in the United States, 17 people die waiting for an organ transplant, and every nine minutes, another person is added to the transplant waiting list, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Compost to computer: Bio-based materials used to salvage rare earth elements

Penn State researchers used micro- and nanoparticles created from the organic materials to capture rare earth elements from aqueous solutions.

Scientists devise method to help prevent hospital infections

On any given day, one in 31 hospital patients is diagnosed with an infection that developed as a result of care during their hospital stay, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Medical devices such as catheters, stents, heart valves and pacemakers, whose surfaces can become covered with harmful bacterial films, account for about a quarter of such infections. To help prevent such infections, a research team led by Penn State and the University of California, Los Angeles, developed a novel surface treatment for these devices.