Nayere Taebnia

My research interests are biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering, stem cell bioengineering, nano-bio technology, surface functionalization & characterization, and drug delivery. My earlier work includes: synthesis and characterization of mesoporous silica nanoparticles and their application in drug delivery.

I retain a keen interest in all these. I have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic and I’m skilled in cell culture, cytotoxicity studies and molecular biology techniques. I have also experiences in surface analysis such as SEM, AFM, XRD.


September 2011- August 2013Sharif University of Technology (SUT)

M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology) in Collaboration with National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB) (graduated with honors)
• Master’s Thesis: “Fabrication and characterization of a drug release system based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles for hydrophobic drugs”; Supervisors: Prof. Soheila Yaghmaei and Dr. Ayyoob Arpanaei (with Top Mark: 20.0/20.0))
• GPA: 17.62/20 (US equivalent = 3.91/4) (rank: 2 of 15))

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September 2007- June 2011 Sharif University of Technology (SUT)

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (graduated with honors)
• Undergraduate Thesis: “Design, simulation and optimization of a distillation column for separating tetrahydrofuran and toluene”; Supervisor: Prof. Mahmoud Reza Pishvaie
• GPA: 16.96/20 (US equivalent = 3.55/4) (rank: 11 of 128)

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September 2003- June 2007 Aboureihan Educational Institute

Iran High School Diploma in mathematics and physics )
• Cumulative Average: 19.89/20

Research Interests

Nano-Bio Technology

Tissue Engineering

Biomaterials Engineering

Stem Cells

Drug Delivery



  • Books:

  1. Incorporation in Translation of the Book “Worms Eat My Garbage” (by Mary Appelhof, Flower Press, Published 1997, ISBN: 978-0-942256-10-9) to Persian Language, Following a Research in Vermicomposting Process, Under Supervision of Prof. S. J. Shayegan Salek, 2009.
  • Journals Articles:

  1. Taebnia, S. Yaghmaei, D. Morshedi, A. Arpanaei*. “Aminated mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a drug release system for Curcumin and its effect on α-Synuclein fibrillation” (In press).
  2. Taebnia, D. Morshedi, M. Doostkam, S. Yaghmaei, F. Aliakbari, G. Singh, A. Arpanaei*. “The effect of mesoporous silica nanoparticle surface chemistry and concentration on the α-Synuclein fibrillation” RSC Advances 5: 60966-60974 (2015).

*denotes corresponding author.

  • Conference Proceedings:

  1. Taebnia, A. Arpanaei, S. Yaghmaei. “Synthesis and cytotoxicity evaluation of a drug release system based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles”. 8th National Biotechnology Congress. Tehran, Iran (July, 2013) (Oral Presentation).
  2. Taebnia, A. Arpanaei, D. Morshedi, S. Yaghmaei. “Preparation and application of a drug release system based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles for Curcumin and its effect on α-Synuclein fibrillation and toxicity”. 5th International Conference on Nanostructures (ICNS5). Kish Island, Iran (March, 2014) (Oral presentation).

Awards And Honors

  • Awarded full scholarship for the graduate program (M.Sc.) as an “Exceptional Talent“, Sharif University of Technology- 2011

  • Ranked 11th among 128 undergraduate students in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology- 2011

  • Ranked 648th among more than 400,000 participants in the Iranian nationwide university entrance exam, and awarded full scholarship for undergraduate program, Dep. of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, – 2007

  • Accepted in the first step of “Chemistry Nationwide Olympiad”, Tehran, Iran- 2006

  • Awarded gold medal in the 15th National Student Swimming Competition- 2005

Workshops And Certificates

  • Certificate of “How to Publish a Scientific Journal Article”, conducted by Springer and Edanz, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, November 2011.
  • Certificate of “Project Management”, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, June 2009.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Member of Swimming Team of Sharif University of Technology, 2008 – 2011
  • Member of administrative team of “Sharif University Family Network”, Since 2008
  • Originator and member of administrative team of “Communication with High School Students Website” of Sharif University of Technology, Since 2009

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