Faculty Profile

Zeinab Jahed Motlagh

Faculty, NanoEngineering


Nano-bioelectronics; data analytics; nano/bio interface; miniaturization of bioelectronics sensors to nano-and micron-scales.

Jahed’s research group at UC San Diego will focus on three areas: 1) Nano/bio interface. Understanding the interface between biological systems and nano-electronics, Understanding how mammalian and bacterial cells respond to nano and micro- environmental cues such as nanotopography. 2) Nano-bioelectronics. Leverage the knowledge obtained from interfacial studies to design non-invasive and high-throughput bio-electronic tools for probing and manipulating biological systems. 3) Big Data analytics. Employ state of art artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to large datasets obtained from our high-throughput bio-electronic tools to answer important biological questions with high statistical confidence. 

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Zeinab Jahed joined the Jacobs School of Engineering in 2020 after conducting research as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the department of Chemistry at Stanford University. She obtained her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in the Departments of Mechanical and Bioengineering in 2018. Before moving to sunny California, Zeinab obtained her Bachelor degree up north at the University of Waterloo in Canada, where she was affiliated with the departments of Mechanical, Mechatronics, and Chemical engineering. Zeinab’s research is heavily multidisciplinary and spans several fields of engineering and biological sciences. She has obtained several academic honors and awards. In 2018, she was named 1 of 24 recipients (top 0.05%) of Canada’s Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, and ranked #1 nationally in the selection committee for Chemical, Biomedical and Material Science and Engineering in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship competition.

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