Nazly Pirmoradi



Job: scientist
Nazly Pirmoradi's research involves novel micro- and nano-systems and integrated 3D smart objects and sensors for healthcare and biomedical applications, including drug delivery, diagnostics, and sensing systems. Her broad experience encompasses MEMS, bioMEMS, lab-on-a-chip systems, microfluidics, and the lifecycle of advance biomedical microdevice development: including design, mechanics of materials, material and process development, and device and biological response study. In her postdoctoral work at Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) and the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of California, Berkeley, she led research on developing novel drug delivery microdevices, stimuli responsive core-shell microcapsules, and droplet microfluidics platforms for high throughput diagnostics applications. She also served as the co-director of Micro Mechanical Methods for Biology (M3B) laboratory at Berkeley, where she initiated and advised interdisciplinary projects in the areas of MEMS and bioMEMS. Her prior work on developing novel magnetically controlled MEMS ocular implant for on-demand and controlled drug delivery aimed at treatment of diabetic retinopathy and was licensed for commercialization. Her work was recognized as a featured article by the Royal Society of Chemistry and in Lab on a Chip journal, and was covered in the press. Dr. Pirmoradi holds a Ph.D. and a M.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (designated department scholar) with Engineering Management sub-specialization and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran. She has been honored with several scholarships including Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) postgraduate and industrial scholarships and University Graduate Fellowship (UGF). Her work presented at the 26th IEEE MEMS Conference was selected as an Outstanding Oral Paper Finalist. Nazly enjoys nature and outdoor sports and activities.



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