Maryam Badv

Maryam Badv

Pronouns: She/Her


Assistant Professor

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Full Member

Libin Cardiovascular Institute

Contact information

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Phone number

Office: +1.403.220.4089


Office: CCIT220


Educational Background

NSERC PDF, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA),

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University,

MASc., Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University,

BSc., Chemical Engineering, University of Tehran,


Dr. Badv obtained her PhD and master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from McMaster University and her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Tehran. Her PhD research mainly focused on developing biofunctional lubricant-infused surface coatings for medical implants. The research conducted during her PhD resulted in publishing 14 peer-reviewed papers, 6 conference publications and 3 patents. Based on her academic achievements she was nominated by McMaster's Dean of Engineering and selected as the Valedictorian for the graduating class of 2019. In addition to her research responsibilities, Dr. Badv cared tremendously about graduate student related maters. During her role as the President of the Engineering Graduate Society (EGS) at McMaster University, she provided undivided attention to crucial matters that impacted the engineering graduate student community. Her work as a student advocate and President of EGS was roundly and universally acknowledged by the faculty, which also resulted in her earning the Mary Keyes Award for Outstanding Leadership And Service to McMaster

After completing her PhD, Dr. Badv joined UCLA as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow. In her postdoctoral training, she had the opportunity to take on a new challenge where she worked with an interdisciplinary team of nanoscientists, engineers, clinicians and industry partners, aiming to develop multifunctional tissue engineered scaffolds for periodontal disease.

The research conducted in The Badv Lab (Translational Biomedical Engineering Laboratory) involves the design and fabrication of biomaterials and functional interfaces for different biomedical applications. The long-term objective is to study and acquire in-depth understanding about the cascade of physiological responses and interactions occurring at the interface of the biomaterials and biological systems (biointerface), in order to develop multifunctional biomaterials and biomimetic models that effectively tackle the complications and limitations associated with synthetic biointerfaces. 


Areas of Research

Multifunctional Biomaterials, Biocompatible and Hemocompatible Surfaces, Thrombosis, Cardiovascular Research, Tissue Engineering, Antimicrobial Surfaces, Biofunctional Surfaces, Medical Devices


Course number Course title Semester
BMEN 585 Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering
BMNE 511 Biomaterials and Biocompatibility


  • SU Teaching Excellence Award, University of Calgary. 2023
  • Schulich School of Engineering, Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, University of Calgary. 2023
  • Schulich School of Engineering, Graduate Supervision Excellence Award, University of Calgary. 2023
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021
  • Valedictorian – Graduating Class of 2019, McMaster University. 2019
  • Mary Keyes Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to McMaster, McMaster University. 2017
  • The Clifton W. Sherman Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), McMaster University. 2016


More Information

Graduate Student Positions:

The Badv Lab is currently recruiting a graduate student (MSc/PhD) in Biomedical Engineering (BME). Recruitment is for a research project for Developing Multifunctional Biomaterials for Postsurgical Tissue Adhesion Prevention/Developing Decellularized Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications. Only candidates present in Canada will be considered, given the immediate availability of the position.

Summary of key responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough reviews to identify research gaps and summarize relevant findings in biomaterials for preventing post-surgical tissue adhesion.
  • Design and set up experiments, lead data collection and analysis.
  • Maintain records of experimental procedures, data, and analysis processes.
  • Work closely with other researchers, faculty, and students, contributing insights and fostering a collaborative research environment.
  • Lead the preparation of research papers and conference presentations.


  • A strong academic background in chemical, material or biomedical engineering 
  • Strong research background in biomaterial science/polymer chemistry/decellularized biomaterials experience.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to independently drive research projects.
  • Track record of academic publications strongly preferred.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send:

  • CV
  • Transcripts

to Dr. Maryam Badv ( with the subject line "Application for Graduate Position in the BadvLab - your name." Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Positions open until filled.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities: 

Our lab always welcomes enthusiastic undergraduate summer/thesis students that are interested in gaining hands-on experience in an interdisciplinary and positive research environment. If you are an undergraduate student interested in working in my lab do not hesitate to contact me via email. 

  • Please refer to this link to apply for funding opportunities:

Postdoctoral Opportunities: 

The Badv Lab is currently welcoming applications from postdoctoral scholars that hold international or Canadian fellowships. By the time of starting the position, the applicant must have completed their PhD in the fields of biomedical, chemical and/or materials engineering, or in a closely related field. Applicants with research experience in areas such as biomaterials, surface engineering, polymer chemistry, tissue engineering and nanofabrication are encouraged to apply. Please send me your cover letter and CV with the subject line: Prospective Postdoc - [Name]. 

Potential Industrial or Academic Collaborators:

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email