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Kibret Mequanint, PhD
Associate Professor & Associate Chair (Undergraduate)
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
London, ON, N6A5B9, CANADA
Tel: (519)-661-2111 Extension 88573
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.
2009- Associate Professor, 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:
R. Mohan Mathur Award for Excellence in Teaching, Western Engineering, 2011
Early Researcher Award. Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, 2007
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