Mehta, Geeta | Faculty

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering

NCRC, B28-3044W

mehtagee@umich.edu

734-763-3957

Mehta Lab

Education
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan 2008
M.S., Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Michigan State University, 2004
B.E., Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, 2001

Research Interests
Bio-MEMS and microfluidics, biomaterials, molecular and cellular biomechanics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.


Overview

Honors and Awards
Nominated for University of Michigan Distinguished Dissertation Award 2008-2009 recognizing exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students (one of 50 nominated PhDs throughout the University out of more than 700 dissertations defended in 2008)

2008 Margaret Ayers Host Award, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, for exceptional scholarly achievement, sense of social responsibility and an interest in the success of women in the academic community.

1st prize in student technical oral presentation at Engineering Graduate Symposium, November 2, 2007, University of Michigan (Talk title: Engineering a microfluidic niche for hematopoietic stem cells)

University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellow 2007-2008

Keystone Symposia Travel Scholarship for Symposium on Stem Cell Interactions with their Microenvironmental Niche, 2007

University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Travel Fellowship, Fall 2005, Fall 2007, Winter 2007

American Society of Cell Biology for meeting on Stem Cell Niches, Travel Grant, July 2006

University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Summer Research Grant, June-August 2005

Scholarship for ‘Green Chemistry Summer School’, American Chemical Society-PRF, 2004

2nd prize in poster presentation at Annual Global Plastics Environmental Conference (GPEC), Society of Plastics Engineers conference 2003

Academic Fellowship, Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Michigan State University, Fall 2001

IIChE (Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers) scholarship for academic excellence for years 1998-1999, 1999-2000

Reviewer for scientific journals: Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering: Part A, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Lab on a Chip, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Journal of Biotechnology, Biotechnology Progress, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.