Taher Saif

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Dr Saif is the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illoinois at Urbana Champaign. Dr Taher Saif received his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and Washington State University respectively in 1984 and 1986. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 1993. He worked as a Post Doctoral Associate in Electrical Engineering and the National Nanofabrication Facility at Cornell University during 1993-97. He joined the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during 1997. His current research includes cancer tumor micro environment, mechanics of neurons and cardiac cells, development of biological machines and materials, and electro-thermo-mechanical behavior of nano scale metals and semiconductors. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health.


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