Miss Sadaf Akbari

Research project: Computational modeling and simulation of smart tissue scaffolds


My PhD research is intended to design and evaluate smart tissue scaffolds that respond to biological stimuli and achieve optimal functionality through adapting to environmental variations. Owing to the expenses of conducting experimental tests, sophisticated numerical models of the scaffolds, calibrated and optimized using the experimental results, will be developed. The proposed approach will take advantage of modern software tools for geometry modelling and visualization, shape optimization and computational simulation. Confidence in optimization results and the subsequent mechanical performance derived from detailed modelling will be achieved through carrying out a case study. This will be designed through additive manufacturing techniques in collaboration with project partners. Test data will be analyzed to assess the response of scaffolds to biological stimuli.


I obtained my bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from University of Sharjah in 2017. After working in community and hospital pharmacies for a year, I moved to the UK to get my master's degree. I graduated from Kingston University in 2019 with a Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences with Management Studies. I am currently conducting my PhD research in bioengineering, medical and biomedical engineering.

Areas of research interest

  • Bio-inspired design and biomaterials
  • Smart materials
  • Tissue engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Computational modelling and simulation
  • Pharmaceutical Formulations


  • Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences with Management Studies, Kingston University, 2019
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sharjah, 2017

Funding or awards received

  • PhD starter bursary


Number of items: 2.


Akbari, Sadaf and Khazaeinejad, Payam (2023) Geometrical and mechanical analysis of polylactic acid and polyvinylidine fluoride scaffolds for bone tissue engineering. Engineering with Computers, ISSN (print) 0177-0667 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Conference or Workshop Item

Akbari, Sadaf, Suarez Bolivar, Vanessa and Khazaeinejad, Payam (2022) A finite element study of geometrical design of bone tissue scaffolds. In: The 2022 Annual Conference of the UK Association for Computational Mechanics; 20-22 Apr 2022, Nottingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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