Mehrdad Kiani ’15 Awarded a Whitaker International Fellowship

Mehrdad Kiani '15 has been awarded a Whitaker International Fellowship to pursue research in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering or bioengineering overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook.

Kiani graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in materials engineering. He was also the recipient of the DiMase Family Fellowship and the Outstanding Senior Award in Materials Engineering. He completed his senior thesis on "Engineering and Multiscale Modeling of Cancer Cell Interactions with 2.5D Graphene Nanomaterials," advised by Prof. Ian Wong.