Santa Clara University


Dr. Maryam Mobed-Miremadi

Phone: 408-554-2731
Fax: Fax: 408-554-5474
Lecturer, Department of Bioengineering

Professor Maryam Mobed-Miremadi is an Academic Year Lecturer at Santa Clara University as of Fall 2013. Professor Maryam is a chemical engineer (B Eng, M Eng, McGill University Canada) by training with an emphasis on transport and microencapsulation technologies for bioengineering applications.She graduated from McGill University with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering having conducted her research at the Artificial Cells and Organs Research Centre. Following graduate school she spent 11 years in the biomedical industry, more specifically in Diagnostics (Abaxis), Genomics (Agilent Technologies, Wafergen) and Biomedical Devices (Boston Scientific). Prior to her current position she served from 2008-2012 as the Endowed (Kordestani) Chair in Bioengineering at SJSU.

Teaching (AY 2013-2014)

BIOE 120. Experimental Methods in Bioengineering
BIOE 140. Biomaterials Engineering and Characterization
BIOE 180. Clinical Trials: Design, Analysis and Ethical Issues
BIOE 232. Biostatistics
BIOE 260. Selected Topics in Bio-Transport Phenomena
BIOE 282. BioProcess Engineering I
BIOE 283. BioProcess Engineering II

Selected Publications/Book Chapters

  1. Mobed M., Chang T.M.S., "Purification and Quantitative Determination of Carboxymethylchitin Incorporation Into Submicron Bilayer-Lipid Membrane Artificial Cells (Liposomes) Encapsulating Hemoglobin", Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes &Biotechnology, (1992) (doi:10.3109/10731199209119657).
  2. Mobed M., Nishiya T. Chang T.M.S., "Purification and Characterization of Liposomes Encapsulating Hemoglobin as Potential Blood Substitutes", Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes &Biotechnology (1992) (doi: 10.3109/10731199209117858).
  3. Mobed M., Chang T.M.S., "The Importance of Standardization of Carboxymethylchitin Concentration by the Dye-Binding Capacity of Alcian-Blue before Adsorption onto Liposomes", Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes &Biotechnology, (1996)(doi:10.3109/10731199609118878)
  4. Mobed M., Chang T.M.S., "Kinetic Aspects of Polyelectrolyte Adsorption: Adsorption of Chitin Derivatives onto Liposomes as a Model System", Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes &Biotechnology (1997) (doi:10.3109/10731199709118927)
  5. Mobed M., Chang T.M.S., "Colloidal Stability of Physically-Stabilized Carboxymethylchitin-Coated Liposomes and Sterically Stabilized Stealth Liposomes for Biological Applications", Biomaterials, (1998) (
  6. Mobed M., Chang T.M.S., "Adsorption of chitin derivatives onto liposomes: Optimization of adsorption conditions" , Journal ofMicroencapsulation,(1998)(doi:10.3109/02652049809008243).
  7. Mobed-Miremadi M., Acks E., Polasaward S., Chen D., "High Throughput Miniaturization of Artificial Cells", Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes &Biotechnology.(2011).(doi:10.3109/10731199.2011.574637)
  8. Mobed-Miremadi M., Asi B., Parasseril J., Tat M., Wong E., Shan Y., "Comparative Diffusivity Measurements for Alginate-Based Atomized and Inkjet-Bioprinted Artificial Cells using Fluorescence Microscopy", Artificial. Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (2013) (doi:10.3109/10731199.2012.716064))
  9. Mobed-Miremadi M Nagendra R.K., Ramachundrani S.L., Rook J.J., Sridhar-Keralapura M., Goedert M.,"Polystyrene Microsphere and 5-Fluorouracil Release from Custom Designed Wound Dressing Films", Progress in Biomaterials, (2013).(doi:10.1186/2194-0517-2-1)
  10. Djomehri S., Mobed-Miremadi M., Keralapura M., "Modeling Diffusivity Through Alginate-Based Microfibers: A Comparison of Numerical And Analytical Models Based On Empirical Spectrophotometric Data", Journal of Membrane and Separation Technology (2013).(
  11. Sridhar-Keralapura M., Thirumalai S., Mobed-Miremadi M."Structural Changes and Imaging Signatures of Acoustically Sensitive Microcapsules under Ultrasound", Ultrasonics (2013)(
  12. Mobed-Miremadi M., Dharba S., "Immobilization of R. erythropolis In Alginate-Based Artificial Cells As APotential Treatment For Atherosclerosis", Journal of Microencapsulation (2013)(doi:10.3109/02652048.2013.814726)
  13. Simpliciano C., Clark L., Asi B.,Chu N., Mercado N., Diaz S., Goedert M., Mobed-Miremadi M. "Cross-Linked Alginate Film Pore Size Determination Using Atomic Force Microscopy and Validation Using Diffusivity Determinations", Journal of Surface Engineered Materials &Advanced Technology, Special Issue Atomic Force Microscopy (2013), (doi: 10.4236/jsemat.2013.34A1001).
  14. Mobed-Miremadi M., Keralapura M., Fong T., Camba R., "Mechanical Properties of Hydrated Acoustically SensitiveAlginate-Based Microcapsules Confined in a Microfluidic Device as a Function of Size and Composition" , Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterials (2013) (
  15. Mobed-Miremadi M.,"High Throughput Methods for Miniaturization of Implantable Artificial Cells", in "Selected Topics in Nanomedicine", (2013) Imperial College Press, Editor: TMS Chang.
  16. Djomehri S, Zeid H., Yavari A., Mobed-Miremadi M., Youssefi K., Liao-Chan S., “Simulation and Verification of Macroscopic Isotropy of Hollow Alginate-Based Microfibers”, Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (2014), (doi: 10.3109/21691401.2014.897629).
  17. Mobed-Miremadi M., Djomehri S., Keralapura M., McNeil M., “Fickian-Based Empirical Approach for Diffusivity Determination in Hollow Alginate-Based Microfibers Using 2-D Fluorescence Microscopy and Comparison with Theoretical Predictions”, Materials (2014)(doi:10.3390/ma7127670).
  18. Mobed-Miremadi M., Grandio D., Kunkel J..“Polystyrene Wound Dressings” in Wound Healing Biomaterials Vol 2: Functional Biomaterials, (2014) Woodhead Publishing, Editor: Magnus Agren.

Recent Conference Papers

  1. Mobed-Miremadi M., Stauffer G., Bio-Printing and Permeability of Artificial Cells, Proceedings of the International Medical Devices Conference and Exposition, (2009). [ISBN: 978-1-61782-087-8]
  2. Mobed-Miremadi M., Asthi A., Nagendra R., Varma R., Alginate-Chitosan-Alginate Microcapsules for Oral Administration, Proceedings of the AICHE 2009 Conference, Pharmaceutical Engineering Section. []
  3. Thirumalai S., Mobed-Miremadi M., and Keralapura M., Effect of Therapeutic Ultrasound On Acoustically Sensitive Microcapsules, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2011). [doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091821]
  4. Santhiranayagam P., Thirumalai S., Memon F., Shan Y., Lee S.J., Mobed-Miremadi M., Sridhar-Keralapura M., Acoustic Interrogation and Optical Visualization of Ultrasound Contrast Agents with Microcapsules, Proceeding s of the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2012). [doi:10.1109/EMBC.2012.6345976]
  5. Wang K.W., Cromer R., Goedert M., Mobed-Miremadi M., Lee S.J.J., “Effect of nanodroplet ink concentration on switching response of reverse-emulsion electrophoretic displays”, Proc. SPIE 8643, Advances in Display Technologies III (SPIE OPTO 2013). [doi:10.1117/12.2005681]

Co-Authored Patents

  • "Methods for Manufacturing Arrays" US Patent 6,649,348. Issued11/18/2003. Assigned to Agilent Technologies.
  • "Flow Cell for Chemical Reactions" US Patent 6,713,023. Issued 3/30/2004. Assigned to Agilent Technologies.
  • "Small Volume Chambers" US Patent 6,790,620. Issued 9/14/2004. Assigned to Agilent Technologies.
  • "Manufacture of Arrays with Reduced Error Impact" US Patent 6,939,673. Issued 9/6/2005. Assigned to Agilent Technologies.
  • "Manufacture of Arrays with Varying Deposition Parameters" US Patent 7,078,505. Issued 7/18/2006. Assigned to Agilent Technologies.