Amir Sanati-Nezhad

Assistant Professor

Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Contact information


Office: 403.671.7306

Web presence



Office : EEEL455B

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • bioinspired microfluidics
  • tissue engineering
  • neurodegenerative diseases

Research activities

Amir will be continuing his research on bioinspired microfluidics and tissue engineering for the development of disease models and biological systems models.  His BioMEMS and Bioinspired Microfluidics (BioM) Laboratory uses the knowledge in microfluidics, micro/nanotechnology, nanotechnology, surface chemistry, and cellular/molecular biology and collaborate with neuroscientisits in HBI to develop innovative organ on chip platforms, integrated biosensors and advanced mcirodevices for medical applications with the particular focus on modeling diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases such as AD, PD and ALS. The biosensors will be used to detect biomarkers in bloos sample or CSF for early detection of neurodegenerative diseases.   


Dr. Sanati-Nezhad received the B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics from the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran, and Ph.D. degree from the Optical Bio-Microsystems Laboratory, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at Concordia University in Montreal. He was a Postdoc in DJGroup's Micro/Nano Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering at McGill University in 2013. He completed his Postdoctoral training in Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was affiliated with Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) in 2014.