Dr. Nima Tamaddoni

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
T&T Scientific Corporation

Nima Tamaddoni, Ph.D.

Dr. Nima Tamaddoni, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at T&T Scientific, is a proven and result-oriented business executive, inventor, and scientist who helped invent, launch, or/and grow several pharmaceutical and medical device technologies and a pharmaceutical nanomedicine manufacturing technology platform. Nima has over ten years of academic, industrial, and business experience focused on lipid nanoparticles and liposomes. With leadership, business, and engineering skills, and knowledge, he has successfully led the business growth and multiple pharmaceuticals research, development, and manufacturing service projects and products at T&T Scientific. His goal at T&T Scientific is to help develop and improve technologies and streamline services that increase the efficiency of translating promising medical technology from research and development to scaled-up pharmaceutical manufacturing for clinical trials and approved patient use, all under one roof at the client site or T&T Scientific CDMO.


Work Experience

2015 - Present

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, T&T Scientific Corp., Knoxville, TN

2012 – 2016

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Education

2008-2011

Mechanical Engineering

B.S.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN  

2011 - 2014

Mechanical Engineering

M.S.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN  

2014 - 2016

Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN  

Award and Honors

2016

Innovation Award

University of Tennessee - Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

2016

Boyd Venture Challenge 2016

Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Tennessee

2015

Boyd Venture Challenge 2015

Boyd Venture Challenge 2015 - Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Tennessee

2012                

Student Best Paper Award

ASME Conference Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems

2011                  

Nathan W Dougherty Scholarships

University of Tennessee - Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

2010              

Science & Math Talent Scholarships

University of Tennessee - Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, Biophysical Society (BPS)
  • Member, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE

Contributions to Science

Reversible, voltage-activated formation of biomimetic membranes between triblock copolymer-coated aqueous droplets in good solvents

N Tamaddoni, G Taylor, T Hepburn, SM Kilbey, SA Sarles, Soft Matter 12 (23), 5096-5109

Sensitivity and directionality of lipid bilayer mechanotransduction studied using a revised, highly durable membrane-based hair cell sensor
N Tamaddoni, EC Freeman, SA Sarles Smart Materials and Structures 24 (6), 065014
 
Toward cell-inspired materials that feel: measurements and modeling of mechanotransduction in droplet-based, multi-membrane arrays
N Tamaddoni, SA Sarles, Bioinspiration & biomimetics 11 (3), 036008
 
Fabrication and characterization of a membrane based hair cell sensor that features soft hydrogel materials
N Tamaddoni, A Sarles, Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 45103, 565-571
 
Characterizing the sources of current generated by a membrane-based hair cell sensor
N Tamaddoni, A Sarles Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 56048, V002T06A015
 
Fabricating neuromast-inspired gel structures for membrane-based hair cell sensing
N Tamaddoni, CP Stephens, SA Sarles Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2012 8339, 833908
 
Mechanotransduction of multi-hair droplet arrays
N Tamaddoni, SA Sarles, Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 46155, V002T06A008
 
Role of the array geometry in multi-bilayer hair cell sensors
N Tamaddoni, SA Sarles, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2014 9055, 90550D
 
Interrogation of Bilayers in a Multi-Droplet Cluster for Membrane-Based Sensing
MA Nguyen, N Tamaddoni, SA Sarles, Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 57304, V002T06A007
 
Complimentary Techniques to Directly Characterize Liposomes: Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Dynamic Light Scattering, and Electrophoretic Light Scattering
R Ragheb, GJ Taylor, N Tamaddoni, U Nobbmann, D Griffiths, 8th World Congress on Particle Technology
 
Robust Sensing and Reversible Actuation Using Triblock Copolymer Stabilized Intradroplet Interfaces
N Tamaddoni, GJ Taylor, SA Sarles, Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 57304, V002T06A003

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