Ramille Shah PhD
Ramille Shah PhD
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Assistant Professor, Surgery (Transplant Division), Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology
Prof. Ramille Shah earned her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in MSE with a specialty in Biomaterials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a research focus on gene-supplemented collagen scaffolds for musculoskeletal tissue engineering. In 2006, she returned to Northwestern as a postdoctoral fellow at the Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology focusing on self-assembling nanomaterials for regenerative medicine. In September 2009, she started her tenure-track faculty position with a joint appointment in the Departments of MSE and Surgery at Northwestern. Her research involves the development and characterization of new functional material inks that that are compatible with room temperature extrusion based 3D printing for both biomedical (e.g. complex tissue and organ engineering) and non-biomedical (e.g. energy and advanced structural) applications. Her group also focuses on understanding how 3D material ink processes and composition influence printability, as well as the properties and functionality of the resulting 3D-printed constructs. Her work has been published in various high impact journals, as well as featured in Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine and other major national and international media outlets. She is also a founder of Dimension Inx, LLC, a startup that focuses on the translation and commercialization of the 3D printable ink technologies developed in her lab.