Dr. Mahadik is the Assistant Director for CECT, and is at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering under Prof. Harley from UIUC in 2014 and his B.S. in Chemical and Materials Science Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. His research background spans tissue engineering techniques aimed at developing 3D biomaterial platforms to engineer the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) niche, studying the effects of the bone marrow microenvironment on stem cell biology, and utilizing microfluidics-based and 3D printing biofabrication techniques to design patterned, hetergoeneous tissues. His research interests involve the use of Biomedical and Tissue Engineering approaches in translational science to develop clinically relevant therapies for patients.