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Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Azadeh Sepahvandi

Title: Instructor
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing
Office Hours: 300 Main Street, Room A112, Columbia, SC 2920
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Resources: Google Scholar
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Tissue engineering, Luminescence biomaterials, Soft tissue mechanical characteristics, Electromagnetic waves and signaling in scaffolding and tissue regeneration, Thermodynamics of proteins interactions.


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tehran, 2016
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering-Biomaterials, Polytechnic University of Tehran, 2010
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tehran, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Azadeh Sepahvandi and Esmaiel Jabbari, "Decellularized Articular Cartilage Microgels as Microcarriers for Expansion of Mesenchymal Stem Cells", Gels, 2022.
  • Azadeh Sepahvandi, M.monavarian, S.Kader, E. Jabbari. “Decellularized
    Articular Cartilage Microparticles for Expansion of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    and Zonal Regeneration of Articular Cartilage”.Biorxiv, 2021.
  • Azadeh Sepahvandi, M.Ghaffari, B.Butler, M.Mozaffari. “COVID-19: insights into virus–receptor interactions”, Molecular biomedicine, 2021.
  • Azadeh Sepahvandi, F.Moztarzadeh, M. Eskandari. “Drug delivery systems to the posterior segment of the eye: Implants and Nanoparticles (Review)”,Bionanoscience. 2016, 276-283.
  • Azadeh Sepahvandi, M.Eskandari, F.Moztarzadeh. “Fabrication and characterization of SrAl2O4: Eu2+Dy3+/CS-PCL Electrospun Nanocomposite Scaffold for Retinal Tissue Regeneration”, material science and engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications. 2016, 306-314.
  • Azadeh Sepahvandi, M.Eskandari, F.Moztarzadeh. “Photoluminescence and decay characteristics of PEGilated long lasting nanophosphors for tissue engineering applications”, Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry. 2016, 78-90.
  • Azadeh Sepahvandi, F.Moztarzadeh, M.Mozafari, M.Ghaffari. “Photoluminescence in the characterization and early detection of biomimetic bone-like apatite formation on the surface of alkaline-treated titanium implant”, State of the art, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces In Press. 2011, 390-396.
  • Maryam Ghaffari, F.Moztarzadeh, A.Sepahvandi, M.Mosafari, Sh.Faghihi. “How bone marrow-derived human mesenchymal stem cells respond to poorly crystalline apatite coated orthopedic and dental titanium implants”, Ceramics International. 2013, 7793-7802.
  • Book of "Retinal Tissue Engineering" ,Professor moztarzadeh and Dr Sepahvandi, 2017, Amirkabir University of Technology Publication.


  • US Patent in Retina Tissue Engineering, 2020
  • Top Ten Winners IBRIDGEs Berlin Innovation Festival, 2016 IBRIDGE Innovation, Berlin, Germany
  • Best PhD theses among all university majors, 2016, Polytechnic University of Tehran

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