Current Team


Dr. Ali Ahmadi

Principal Investigator

Dr. Ahmadi is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at the University of Prince Edward Island. 

Emad Naseri

Ph.D Student

Emad started his PhD studies in September 2017.  He is currently working on the development of a drug-eluting scaffold, using 3D bioprinting.  

Tartela Alkayyali

M.Sc. Student

Tartela started her Masters in  September, 2017 and she is working on the development and characterization of a Microbe Domestication Pod. This MD Pod will aim to be a main component in the discovery of new natural products. 

Haley Butler

M.Sc. Student

Haley has recently finished her undergraduate degree in Sustainable Design Engineering, she is currently working as a Masters student in the area of Bioplastic Development for Additive Manufacturing, with a plan to incorporate neural cells. 

Tiffany Cameron

Research Assistant

Tiffany has recently graduated from UPEI's Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering with a focus area in Sustainable Energy. She is currently working as a student researcher in the area of multi-material bioprinting.  

Ben MacCallum

Research Assistant

Ben MacCallum is a fourth-year engineering student at UPEI, with a focus area in Mechatronics.  He is working on the development of a misting solution to facilitate the cross-linking of hydrogels. 

Sydney Wheatley

Research Assistant

Sydney is a second-year student at the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, and she is working to improve the current MD Pod design that is incubated in sediment to optimize bacterial growth. Additionally, the MD Pod will be redesigned to work in conjunction with aquatic invertebrates such as sea sponges and small octocoral

Sara Badr

Research Assistant

Sara is a third-year student from the FAculty of Sustainable Design Engineering.  She is working on encapsulating a bioactive compound using a microfluidic system/chip that could eventually be incorporated into livestock feed. 

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