Welcome to the Mequanint Lab - Profile

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Kibret Mequanint, PhD 
Professor & Associate Chair
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
London, ON, N6A5B9, CANADA
Tel: (519)-661-2111 Extension 88573
E-mail: kmequani@uwo.ca

 

Career Summary:

 

Welcome to the website of Kibret Mequanint at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Western Ontario, Canada. On the upper right corner of this page, you will see the menu with links to the different activities of my research laboratory. My research is primarily in the areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine using polymeric biomaterials as templates for tissue fabrication. During my graduate studies, I have conducted extensive research in polyurethanes for industrial applications before I expanded into biomaterials and tissue engineering. Following my PhD in 2001 from the University of Stellenbosch, I received a Forschungszentrum Jülich  fellowship for advanced research at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany). This was followed by two successive postdoctoral fellowships at the Chris Barnard Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cape Town (South Africa) and at the Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University (Canada) before taking my current faculty position at Western.


Professional Experiences:


2014-  Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario

2009- 2014 Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario

2003-2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario

2003: Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Canada

2002: Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

2001: Postdoctoral Fellow: Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

 

Awards and Recognitions:

 

Faculty Scholar Award, The University of Western Ontario,  2014

R. Mohan Mathur Award for Excellence in Teaching, Western Engineering, 2011

Early Researcher Award. Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, 2007

Stretching the boundaries of tissue engineering (2011)

Engineers to the rescue when body fails (2009)

Medtronic Inc. Postdoctoral Fellowship award in Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town, 2002

Forschungszentrum Jülich Postdoctoral Fellowship award, 2001
German Academic Exchange Service. Merit Fellowship, 2000
Dr. van der Horzt Prize for best graduate student, 1997

 

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Contact Info

Western Engineering

Thompson Engineering Building, Room # 439
Telephone: 519 661-2111 X 88573
Fax: 519 661-3498
email: kmequani@uwo.ca