Homaeigohar, Shahin


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Dr. Shahin Homaeigohar is an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Dundee, UK. He is a Baxter Fellow and a HEA Fellow. He is also a recipient of Marie-Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA IF) and Helmholtz-DAAD PhD Fellowship.

Prior to his current position, he was a research scientist and postdoc fellow at:

  1. Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (Aug. 2019-July 2020)
  2. School of Chemical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland (Aug. 2016-Aug. 2019)
  3. Department of Materials Science, University of Kiel, Germany (March 2015-July 2016)
  4. Institute of Membrane Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Germany (Sep. 2007-Dec. 2011 as PhD student & Jan. 2012- March 2015 as Postdoc)

He has also made two research visits at:

  1. Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany as an academic visitor (July 2020-Nov. 2020)
  2. Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Oct. 2018-Apr. 2019).

He has authored over 65 publications (32 first authored), one book chapter, and 2 books (one reprinted by International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)), been granted 3 patents, and awarded and honoured several times:

  1. World's Top 2% scientist (based on article citations), Stanford University's report, 2022 & 2023.
  2. Venture Competition award (University of Dundee, Staff Category), 2021
  3. Falling Walls Lab award (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, FAU), 2019
  4. Publon's Top Peer Reviewer award, 2019
  5. Marie Curie Seal of Excellence (2 times) 2017 and 2018
  6. Top 6 Cover Images of Nano Today (Cover Image Contest), 2015
  7. Kajal Mallick memorial award, 2014
  8. Top 10 Cover Image of Materials Today (Cover Image Contest), 2013
  9. Distinguished Researcher Student award (2 times) 2002 and 2003

Some of his works have appeared as frontispiece and cover images of prominent journals including Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Optical Materials (2 times), Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Photonics Research, Water, Nanotoday, and Materials Today. His paper published in Acta Biomaterialia (2020) has been "the most cited article" since 2018 and his paper published in Nanomaterials (2021) has been nominated for "Best Paper Award".

In terms of research funding, he has achieved the prestigious, competitive European Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) individual fellowship, a german Helmholtz-DAAD PhD fellowship, several travel grants, and an Academy of Finland mobility grant. He has been also principal investigator of 7 funded research projects in Iran. 

Dr. Homaeigohar has given talk at various international conferences such as ICOM, Electrospin, and MSE, where (MSE2020) he was invited as a Keynote Speaker. He has been an invited speaker at different events (ICAN, Advanced Wound Care Summit Europe, Wound and Tissue Repair Congress) and prestiguous universities (Stuttgart, Glasgow, Durham, EPFL, Ruhr Bochum, Max-Planck Institute, UTM, among others).

Dr. Homaeigohar is an associate editor of Frontiers in Chemistry, associate editor of Materials Letters, editorial board of Materials, editorial board of Polymers, and topic advisory board of Nanomaterials and has been a guest editor for Polymers, Water, International Journal of Molecular Science, and Materials. Dr. Homaeigohar has completed over 400 reviews for 67 specialized journals of Materials Engineering and Biomedical Engineering fields. He is also a member of UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) and EPSRC Peer Review College (PRC), EU Horizon Calls expert panel, European Society for Biomaterials (ESB), and World Biomaterials Community.

His research interests include polymeric and carbon nanomaterials for water treatment, wound dressing, biosensing, and tissue engineering.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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