Dr. Shah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Dimension Inx. She has over 20 years of experience in the biomaterials and tissue engineering fields, and in the last 10 years has established herself as a renowned leader in materials development for 3D-printing. Her work relating to everything from ovary organ and musculoskeletal tissue bioprinting to new methods for printing metals has led to over a dozen issued and pending patents and high impact publications; she has been featured in numerous major national and international media outlets.
In 2016, Dr. Shah Co-founded Dimension Inx to facilitate the translation and commercialization of the 3D-printable material technologies developed in her lab. At Dimension Inx, she guides the overall scientific and product development strategy, developing various relationships with strategic partners, collaborators and potential investors, and leading Dimension Inx’s effort toward FDA approval of its initial base products. Dr. Shah earned her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in MSE with a specialty in Biomaterials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.