researcher

Farshid Sefat

Lecturer in Medical Engineering

RoleLecturer in Medical Engineering
Faculty/Dept/SchoolFaculty of Engineering & Informatics / Biomedical and Electronics Engineering
EmailF.Sefat1@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone+441274233679

Biography

Farshid Sefat is a lecturer in Medical Engineering at the University of Bradford. Previously he was Head of Biomedical Engineering Department at King Faisal University (Saudi Arabia) and Visiting Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology (New Jersey, USA). He completed his post doctorate research assistant at University of Sheffield (UK) in the area of cornea tissue engineering. He received his Ph.D. (2011) and BEng. (2005) degrees in Biomedical Engineering both from University of Bradford (UK). He also obtained his MSc. (2006) in Biomedical Engineering (Cell and Tissue Engineering) from Keele University, (UK). His research is based on developing biomaterials to control cellular behaviour with particular emphasis in developing engineered materials for tissue engineering. Key areas of research interest: 1. Skin, Hair, Breast and Cornea Tissue Engineering 2. Oral/Dental Tissue Engineering 3. Bone and Cartilage Cell Engineering 4. Dental Biomaterials 5. Biomaterials Fabrication & Characterization 6. Effect of Mechanical Stimulation on Bone Cell Behaviour 7. Effects of Growth Factors on Cell Behaviour (Cell Signalling) 8. Synthesis of Antibacterial Peptides for Dental Implant Modification Current research areas include: 1. Optimisation of layer-by-layer 3D scaffold for dermal wound healing 2. Fabrication and characterisation of biodegradable scaffolds for cornea tissue engineering 3. Cell signalling pathways of Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β isomers) 4. Investigating breast cancer behaviour using tissue engineering scaffolds 5. Electrospun nanofibers for vascular tissue engineering

Research

Key areas of research interest: 1. Skin, Hair, Breast and Cornea Tissue Engineering 2. Oral/Dental Tissue Engineering 3. Bone and Cartilage Cell Engineering 4. Dental Biomaterials 5. Biomaterials Fabrication & Characterization 6. Effect of Mechanical Stimulation on Bone Cell Behaviour 7. Effects of Growth Factors on Cell Behaviour (Cell Signalling) 8. Synthesis of Antibacterial Peptides for Dental Implant Modification Current research areas include: 1. Optimisation of layer-by-layer 3D scaffold for dermal wound healing 2. Fabrication and characterisation of biodegradable scaffolds for cornea tissue engineering 3. Cell signalling pathways of Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-β isomers) 4. Investigating breast cancer behaviour using tissue engineering scaffolds 5. Electrospun nanofibers for vascular tissue engineering