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Ali Poursamar, PhD

Assistant Professor

Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine

Department of Biomaterials, Nanotechnology and Tissue Engineering



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I am doing research on Additive manufacturing (3D Printing) of bioceramics and their applications in Tissue Engineering. I did my PhD at the University of Northampton in the UK and upon graduation I worked at Choc Edge Ltd for 2 years before returning to Iran. I am part of multi-centre research study group developing innovative approaches to printing hard tissue replacement using bioceramics. Our research partner include Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran Polymer Institute, and China Wuhan University.


  • Selected from 39 applicants for The Chancellor’s Award, University of Northampton, October 2013,
  • Material Science Grant, Armourers & Brasiers’ Gauntler Trust, UK, 2013,
  • Lloyd Award, Dr Dorothy Jordan Lloyd Memorial Trust, UK, 2013,
  • Selected from 22 applicants for Postgraduate Research Award, The University of Northampton, 2012,
  • Selected from 110 applicants to attend “Developing Leadership” program and awarded The Institute of Leadership & Management certificate, 2011


PhD: Biomedical Engineering (2010 - 2015)

The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK.,

Dissertation Topic: Developing porous gelatin skin tissue engineering scaffolds via gas foaming for application in chronic wounds management.


MSc.: Biomedical Material Science (2006 - 2009)

Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Tehran, Iran,

Dissertation Topic: Developing ceramic-based porous scaffolds for applications in bone tissue engineering.


BSc.: Material Science and Engineering (2000 - 2005)

The Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Research Interests:

International Research Projects:

Optimising Additive-Manufacturing accuracy via Near Field ELectrospining or (EHDW) method, NIMAD Project, 2017 - Present

  • Uniaxially aligned microwire networks for flexible transparent electrodes using a novel electrospinning set-up, AA Yousefi, AR Mohebbi, SF Moghadam, A. Poursamar, L Hao, Solar Energy 188, 2019, 1111-7,
  • The Effects of Crosslinkers on Physical, Mechanical, and Cytotoxic Properties of Gelatin Sponge Prepared via in-situ Gas Foaming Method as a Tissue Engineering Scaffold, A. Poursamar, et al, Materials Sci. Eng. C, 63, 2016, 1-9,
  • Potential Application of Gelatin Scaffolds Prepared through In-situ Gas Foaming in Skin Tissue Engineering, A. Poursamar, et al, Int. J Polym. Mater. & Polym. Biomater., 65, 2016, 315-322,
  • Gelatin Porous Scaffolds Fabricated Using a Modified Gas Foaming Technique: Characterisation and Cytotoxicity Assessment, A. Poursamar, et al, Materials Sci. Eng. C, 48, 2015, 63-70,
  • Coated urinary catheter by PEG/PVA/gentamicin with drug delivery capability against hospital infection, M. Rafienia, B. Zarinmehr, A. Poursamar, et. al, Iran Polymer J., 22(2), 2012, 75-83,
  • Controllable synthesis and characterization of porous polyvinyl alcohol-hydroxyapatite nanocomposite scaffolds via an in situ colloidal technique, A. Poursamar, et. al, Colloids and Surfaces B, 84(2), 2011, 310- 316,
  • Influence of the value of the pH on the preparation of nano-hydroxyapatite - poly vinyl alcohol Composite, A. Poursamar, et al, Journal of Ceramic Processing Research, 10(5), 2009, 679-682,
  • Synthesis and characterization of a laminated hydroxyapatite/gelatin nanocomposite scaffold with controlled pore structure for bone tissue engineering, M. Azami, A. Samadikuchaksaraei, A. Poursamar, Int. J. Artificial Organs, 33(2), 2010, 86-95,