Dr. Mohammad F. Kiani is Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Kiani’s expertise is in biofluid mechanics, targeted drug delivery, and radiation oncology. Dr. Kiani co-founded Engineering World Health with Dr. Robert Malkin, served as its president for several years, and currently serves on its board of directors.

Research Interests

  • Microfluidic Systems
  • Targeted Drug Delivery
  • Leukocyte Biology

Courses Taught




MEE 5731

Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics


Selected Publications

  • Langston, J.C., Rossi, M.T., Yang, Q., Ohley, W., Perez, E., Kilpatrick, L.E., Prabhakarpandian, B., & Kiani, M.F. (2022). Omics of endothelial cell dysfunction in sepsis. Vasc Biol, 4(1), pp. R15-R34. England. doi: 10.1530/VB-22-0003

  • Yang, Q., Wijerathne, H., Langston, J.C., Kiani, M.F., & Kilpatrick, L.E. (2021). Emerging Approaches to Understanding Microvascular Endothelial Heterogeneity: A Roadmap for Developing Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutics. Int J Mol Sci, 22(15). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/ijms22157770

  • Wijerathne, H., Langston, J.C., Yang, Q., Sun, S., Miyamoto, C., Kilpatrick, L.E., & Kiani, M.F. (2021). Mechanisms of radiation-induced endothelium damage: Emerging models and technologies. Radiother Oncol, 158, pp. 21-32. Ireland. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2021.02.007

  • Kilpatrick, L.E. & Kiani, M.F. (2020). Experimental Approaches to Evaluate Leukocyte-Endothelial Cell Interactions in Sepsis and Inflammation. Shock, 53(5), pp. 585-595. United States. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000001407

  • Soroush, F., Tang, Y., Mustafa, O., Sun, S., Yang, Q., Kilpatrick, L.E., & Kiani, M.F. (2020). Neutrophil-endothelial interactions of murine cells is not a good predictor of their interactions in human cells. FASEB J, 34(2), pp. 2691-2702. United States. doi: 10.1096/fj.201900048R

  • Silvani, G., Scognamiglio, C., Caprini, D., Marino, L., Chinappi, M., Sinibaldi, G., Peruzzi, G., Kiani, M.F., & Casciola, C.M. (2019). Reversible Cavitation-Induced Junctional Opening in an Artificial Endothelial Layer. Small, 15(51), p. e1905375. Germany. doi: 10.1002/smll.201905375

  • Soroush, F., Tang, Y., Guglielmo, K., Engelmann, A., Liverani, E., Patel, A., Langston, J., Sun, S., Kunapuli, S., Kiani, M.F., & Kilpatrick, L.E. (2019). Protein Kinase C-Delta (PKCδ) Tyrosine Phosphorylation is a Critical Regulator of Neutrophil-Endothelial Cell Interaction in Inflammation. Shock, 51(5), pp. 538-547. United States. doi: 10.1097/SHK.0000000000001247

  • Yang, Q., Langston, J.C., Tang, Y., Kiani, M.F., & Kilpatrick, L.E. (2019). The Role of Tyrosine Phosphorylation of Protein Kinase C Delta in Infection and Inflammation. Int J Mol Sci, 20(6). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/ijms20061498