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Roozbeh Ghaffari

Northwestern Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics
Senior Director of Research and Innovation
Dr. 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. His research focus was at the intersection of auditory neuroscience, microfluidics, and nanoscale metrology. Upon completion of his PhD, Dr. Ghaffari co-founded MC10 Inc and served as its Chief Technology Officer. In this role at MC10, Dr. Ghaffari shaped the technology vision of the company. These efforts have led to the development and launch of the award winning BioStamp®and the My UV PatchTM commercial products. In addition to his responsibilities at MC10, Dr. Ghaffari also served as Research Scientist in the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics from 2012-2017. Prior to MC10 Inc, Dr. Ghaffari helped launch Diagnostics For All (2007), a non-profit organization focused on low-cost health diagnostics with Prof. George Whitesides (Harvard University).  Dr. Ghaffari is a mentor in the MIT 100K program and is founding editor of the MIT Entrepreneurship Review, which he helped launch in 2011. Dr. 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). Dr. Ghaffari has published over 60 academic papers (including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Science Translational Medicine, and PNAS) and is inventor on over 60 patents and patent applications. Dr. Ghaffari joined the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics (CBIE) at Northwestern University in May 2017, where he serves as Senior Director of Research -- working at the intersection between basic and translational research.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, October 3

10:15am CDT