Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Kibret Mequanint

Professor - Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering

PhD - University of Stellenbosch (2001)
PDF - Technical University of Darmstadt (2002)
PDF - McMaster University (2003)


Dr.  Kibret Mequanint is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University.  His research is in the fields of Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine interfacing polymer science, materials and chemical engineering, and life sciences. Over the past 20 years, his work spanned both fundamental understandings and translational research in cell-material interactions, the design of novel polymer biomaterials for medical devices, and therapeutic radiation dosimeters. Some of his technologies are licensed to companies.

Dr. Mequanint is both a dedicated teacher and a leading scholar - winning major teaching and research awards. From 2015-2018, he served as co-chair of NSERC’s Materials and Chemical Engineering Discovery Grant panel. Dr. Mequanint is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a member of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), and the Canadian Biomaterials Society (CBS). He served Associate Chair (Undergraduate) (2008-2014), Acting Department Chair (2014-2015), and Graduate Chair (2015-2016). He also served at the University Senate (2013-2017), and currently serving at the Board of Governors (2016-2020).

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