Abhinav Bhushan

  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, K30 Fellow, University of California Davis
  • M.S. Advanced Study in Clinical Research, University of California, Davis, 2010
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2007
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2002
  • B.S. (Honors) Mechanical Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology, 1998

Research Interests

Our lab is interested in using microfluidics and microfabrication to engineer tissues as well as to develop sensors for chemical and biochemical measurements. We use these tools to better understand diseases, in particular inflammation and metabolic diseases.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)


  • 2023 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2022 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Young Innovator Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society
  • 2015 Partners in Excellence Award, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2013 K99/R00, NIH Pathway to Independence Award
  • 2012 American Contact Dermatitis Society Clinical Research Award
  • 2010 Fellow, NIH K30, University of California Davis School of Medicine
  • 2008 Fellow, Laboratory Management Institute, University of California Davis
  • 2004 J. Bennett Johnston Science Foundation Award



Microfluidics, organ-on-chips, tissue engineering, biosensors, gaseous volatile organic compound (VOC) sensors, finite element analysis, mathematical and data modeling