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Bahareh Behkam

Associate Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Bio, Micro & Nano Systems
Bahareh Behkam
239 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

Dr. Behkam’s research focuses on micro/Nanoscale systems engineering with special interest in biotic (living)/abiotic (synthetic) interfaces. Her current research interests include: bio-hybrid microrobotics, living machines, bacteria-based theranostics, biological microfluidics, and physical chemistry of cell-surface interaction.

See Dr. Behkams's publications and research on Google Scholar.

  • 2015–Present, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2008–2015, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2008, Post-doctoral Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2003–2008, Graduate Research Assistant, NanoRobotics Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2001-2003, Graduate Research Assistant, NanoScale Energy Transport Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2015 - Virginia Tech, Office of the Vice President of Research Scholar of the Week
  • 2015 - National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2014 - Selection to the National Academies Keck Frontiers Initiative Conference
  • 2014 - Best Paper Award Finalist, ASME 3rd Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology
  • 2013 - Aline Inc. Best Paper Award, ASME 2nd Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology
  • 2012 - Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2012 - Peeble Award for Best Paper, Adhesion Society Meeting
  • 2004-2005 - Dowd-ICES Doctoral Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
  • M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon Univesity, 2003
  • B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1999