, a postdoctoral researcher in bioengineering at Rice University, has received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship worth more than $273,600 from the European Commission.
Diba is a member of the research group directed by Antonios G. Mikos, Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His current research focuses on the use of colloidal gels as bio-inks for 3D printing. The fellowship will fund further research in biomaterials, which will be performed at Harvard University and Eindhoven University of Technology.
Diba earned his Ph.D. in medical sciences with highest distinction from Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 2018; M.S. in advanced materials and processes with honors from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Erlangen, Germany, in 2012; and B.S. in materials engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 2010.
Before joining Rice in 2019, Diba served as a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.