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Mobed-Miremadi, Maryam


Prof. Maryam Mobed-Miremadi is a Lecturer at Santa Clara University. She 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 12 years in the biomedical industry, more specifically in Diagnostics (Abaxis), Genomics (Agilent Technologies, Wafergen) and Biomedical Devices (Boston Scientific).


  • BIOE 120. Experimental Methods in Bioengineering
  • BIOE 140. Biomaterials Engineering and Characterization
  • BIOE 153. Biomaterial Science
  • BIOE 157. Biofuels Engineering
  • 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 

For a list of Bioengineering course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Course Descriptions page or the Graduate Course Descriptions page.

Selected Publications

  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., 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)
  3. Mobed M., Chang T.M.S., "Colloidal Stability of Physically-Stabilized Carboxymethylchitin-Coated Liposomes and Sterically Stabilized Stealth Liposomes for Biological Applications", Biomaterials, (1998) (
  4. Mobed M., Chang T.M.S., Adsorption of chitin derivatives onto liposomes: Optimization of adsorption conditions  " ,Journal of  Microencapsulation,  (1998)   (doi:10.3109/02652049809008243).
  5. 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)
  6. 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”, presented at the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2012). E-ISBN :  978-1-4244-4120-4
  7. 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”, (SPIE OPTO 2013). Paper 8643-9.
  8. Mobed-Miremadi M., “High Throughput Methods for Miniaturization of Implantable Artificial Cells”, in “Selected Topics in Nanomedicine”, (2013) Imperial College Press, Editor: TMS Chang.
  9. 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))
  10. 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)
  11. 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).(
  12. Sridhar-Keralapura M., Thirumalai S., Mobed-Miremadi M.“ Structural Changes and Imaging Signatures  of Acoustically Sensitive Microcapsules under Ultrasound”, Ultrasonics (2013)(
  13. Mobed-Miremadi M., Dharba S., “Immobilization of R. erythropolis In Alginate-Based Artificial Cells As A Potential Treatment For Atherosclerosis”, Journal of Microencapsulation (2013 )(doi: 10.3109/02652048.2013.814726)
  14. 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).
  15. Mobed-Miremadi M., Keralapura M., Fong T., Camba R., “Mechanical Properties of Hydrated Acoustically Sensitive  Alginate-Based Microcapsules Confined in a Microfluidic Device as a Function of Size and Composition” , Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterials (2013) (
  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. Hara J., Tottori J., Anders M., Dadhwal S., Asuri P., Mobed-Miremadi Maryam, “Trehalose effectiveness as a cryoprotectant in 2D and 3D cell cultures of human embryonic kidney cells”, Artificial. Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (2016), (doi: 10.3109/21691401.2016.1167698).
  19. Mobed-Miremadi M., Grandio D., Kunkel J.Polystyrene Wound Dressings”in  “Wound Healing Biomaterials Vol 2: Functional Biomaterials”, (2016) Woodhead Publishing, Editor: Magnus Agren.
  20. Findlay M., Freitas D., Mobed-Miremadi M., Wheeler K., “Machine learning provides predictive analysis into silver nanoparticle protein corona formation from physicochemical properties”, Environmental Science Nano (2017), (doi: 10.1039/C7EN00466D).

Recent Mentored Student Conference Presentations

  1. Kolar Venkat S., Risa E., Antell B., Mobed-Miremadi M*., “Effect of Multiple Confined Compression/Stress Relaxation Cycles on Cross-linked Alginate Pore Size”’, presented at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering West Conference (Available online at:
  2. Risa E., Kolar Venkat S., Antell B., Mobed-Miremadi M.*, “Modeling the Combined Effect of Convection and Diffusion in Cross-linked Alginate Capsules’, presented at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering West Conference ( Available online at:.
Maryam Mobed Miremadi
Lecturer, Department of Bioengineering