Dr. Gaharwar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research experience spans diverse fields including materials science, chemistry, biology, and engineering of polymeric biomaterials and nanocomposites. Dr. Gaharwar’s laboratory “Inspired Nanomaterials and Tissue Engineering (iNanoTE)” is developing advanced biomimetic nanostructure for functional tissue engineering. His research program integrates nanomaterials and stem cells for the development of functional tissue engineering. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals. Gaharwar’s interdisciplinary research has also been recognized with over 20 major international awards including the prestigious NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2). Dr. Gaharwar received his Ph.D. from Purdue University and completed his postdoctoral training at MIT and Harvard University.