Srivatsan Kidambi, PhD NPOD Investigator


Associate Professor - Former Pilot Project Leader 2016-2017

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0643

Phone: 402-472-2750  |  Email:

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Dr. Kidambi’s research program focuses on the development of novel nanostructured materials with highly controlled architectures and chemistries for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications. The materials developed through this research will address some of the key challenges of regenerative medicine and drug delivery. His research group has a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary collaborations with chemists, biologists, material scientists and neuroscientists.

The research projects will exploit classical engineering principles to increase understanding of the ways that cells receive information from materials, and what happens to cell function over time when assembled within three-dimensional microenvironments. The goal of his research program is to design novel surfaces for understanding the underlying biology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and engineer novel therapeutic approaches. Prior to joining UNL, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Harvard Medical School and worked in Hitachi Chemical Research Center as a research engineer.

His Ph.D. is in Chemical Engineering and M.S. is in Chemistry from the Michigan State University, East Lansing, and his B.S is in Chemistry from the University of Madras, India.