Principal Investigator


Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Abadi is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech. She received her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, she was a NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Organ Design and Engineering Training (ODET) program in the Center for Nanomedicine at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2016-2017) and AAUW Postdoctora Research Fellow in the Biomaterials Innovations Research Center at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (2015-2016). She is a recipient of the 2017 Scientist Development Grant from American Heart Association.

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Ph.D. Students


Masoud Kasraie

Masoud joined Abadi lab in spring 2019 as a Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Ph.D. student. He received his B.S. degree in MSE from Isfahan University of Technology in 2013 and his M.S. degree in MSE from Shiraz University in 2016. His previous research focused on using PVP to improve the cooling rate for quenching steels and fabrication of Al–Sn bearing material using friction stir processing technique. He has published a paper in the Materials Research Express journal. As a PhD student, he is currently working on synthesis and application of nanomaterials.


Roya Bagheri

Roya Bagheri joined Abadi lab in Spring 2020 as a Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) Ph.D. student to work on the applications of advanced materials in stem cell and tissue engineering. She received her M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering/Biomaterials from University of Tehran (UT) in 2018 and her B.Sc. degree in Material Science and Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2015. Her M.Sc. project was on the effect of Bioactive Glass Nanoparticles (BGN) on physicochemical properties of gelatin-carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) for bone scaffold and her B.Sc. research project was on the relationship between the microstructure and mechanical properties of steel.

M.S. Students


Christiana Strong

Christiana Strong is a Graduate Student in the ME-EM Dept. at Michigan Tech and joined Abadi Lab in Fall 2020. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Technological University (2021). Christiana is interested in Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering. She is working on stem cell differentiation into cardiomyocytes.

Undergraduate Students


Neva Manas

Neva Manas is a third year Mechanical Engineering student at Michigan Technological University and joined Abadi Lab in Fall 2021. She is planning to graduate in December 2022 and pursue a master's degree in biomedical engineering. She is working on the development of materials for biomedical devices.


Postdoctoral Scholars

Michael J. Hill (2017-2019)

Graduate Students

Aparna Chandra (2020-2021)

Saurabh Karanke (2020-2021)

Onkar Prakash Salukhe (2020)

Grace Billman-Benveniste (2019)

Undergraduate Students

Alicia Ball (2017-2020)

Dominika Bobik (2020)

Daniel Woodall (2018-2019)

Josh Loiselle (2017-2018)

High School Interns

Korey Deans (Summer 2019)

Davaughn Smith (Summer 2018)