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.

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

Most Recent Publications

Yerbol Tagay, Sina Kheirabadi, Zaman Ataie, Rakesh Singh, Olivia Prince, Ashley Nguyen, Alexander Zhovmer, Xuefei Ma, Amir Sheikhi, Denis Tsygankov, Erdem Tabdanov, 2023, Advanced Science on p. 2302229

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

Nanoengineering the Redispersibility of Cellulose Nanocrystals

Breanna Huntington, Mica L. Pitcher, Amir Sheikhi, 2023, Biomacromolecules on p. 43-56

Relaxation dynamics of water in the vicinity of cellulose nanocrystals

Inseok Chae, Luis Paniagua-Guerra, Mica Pitcher, Roya Koshani, Mengxue Yuan, Yen-Ting Lin, Jongcheol Lee, Steven Edward Perini, Amir Sheikhi, Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado, Michael T. Lanagan, others, Seong Kim, 2023, Cellulose on p. 1-11

Reihaneh Haghniaz, Hossein Montazerian, Atiya Rabbani, Avijit Baidya, Brent Usui, Yangzhi Zhu, Maryam Tavafoghi, Fazli Wahid, Han Jun Kim, Amir Sheikhi, Ali Khademhosseini, 2023, Advanced healthcare materials

Mussel-Inspired Nanocellulose Coating for Selective Neodymium Recovery

Shang Lin Yeh, Dawson Alexander, Naveen Narasimhalu, Roya Koshani, Amir Sheikhi, 2023, ACS applied materials & interfaces

Gelatin Methacryloyl Granular Hydrogel Scaffolds: High-throughput Microgel Fabrication, Lyophilization, Chemical Assembly, and 3D Bioprinting

Zaman Ataie, Arian Jaberi, Sina Kheirabadi, Aneesh Risbud, Amir Sheikhi, 2022, Journal of Visualized Experiments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One Health Microbiome Center's 2023-24 Interdisciplinary Innovation Fellows

The One Health Microbiome Center (OHMC) in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State has named five recipients for its 2023-24 Interdisciplinary Innovation Fellowships (IIF) program.

Mussels inspire an eco-friendly way to extract critical rare earth elements

Rare earth elements play a key role in clean energy, vital to the production of lightweight, efficient batteries and essential components in wind turbines.

Soft tissue restoration, blood vessel formation focus of $3M grant

The ability to regenerate and pattern blood vessels, the literal lifelines extending deep into soft tissues, remains an elusive milestone in regenerative medicine.

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.