Amir Sheikhi, a chemical engineering professor at Pennsylvania State Univ. (PSU), has always been fond of science and research.
Recently, he was awarded a fellowship by the Institute of International Education (IIE) for a collaboration with the Univ. of Fortaleza (UNIFOR) in Brazil. Together, the two institutions will work on projects that could change the future of soft materials and tissue regeneration.
Sheikhi spent his formative years in Iran. His father, a farmer, instilled in him a love of nature and natural materials that would endure. His mother, a homemaker, was an enthusiastic supporter of her three children — they are pursuing ambitious careers in engineering, science, and architecture...
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