Hamed was an elect student for World Chemistry Olympiad in 1991. He graduated as top graduate of the Class of 1997 with a bachelor degree with highest honors from the Chemistry Department of University of Guilan. Then, the same year, he started his master’s education at Amirkabir University of Technology, one of the most prestigious schools in his country. He graduated as top graduate of the class of 2000 with a master’s degree with highest honors from the Department of Chemical Engineering. After two years he left Y.A.C., the research and development company he’d managed, to move to the United States to pursue his doctorate in 2002.
In United States, he joined Professor Steven Soper’s research group, a world leader in lab-on-a-chip technology, (Watch a Short Video) at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (currently a Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and started his doctoral work on developing microchip systems for proteomics and genomics. He was selected as one of three honorable Ph.D. candidates in North America for the year 2006 by the American Chemical Society and received several prestigious national and international awards during his doctoral research and presentations. He completed his Ph.D. with specialty in bioanalytical and biomedical micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS/NEMS) in 2006. His doctoral publications (plastic microchips, ultrafast two-dimensional and high-throughput separation of proteins, peptides and other biomolecules, PCR microchip, etc.) have been largely referenced, acknowledged and featured by other leaders and professionals in field.
Following Ph.D. graduation, Hamed completed a fellowship in School of Medicine of the University of California, Irvine in 2007. In 2010, he completed his postdoctorate (Professor Nancy Allbritton) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the U.S. and world highest ranked institution in this field, working on several collaboration projects between the Department of Chemistry (Analytical Division), UNC-NCSU Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Genetics, Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, NC Cancer Hospital, and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. In collaboration with the UNC world leaders in microfluidics (Professor Michael Ramsey), pharmacology (Professor Klaus Hahn), pathology (Professor Oliver Smithies, the 2007 Nobel Laureate in Medicine), cancer, stem cell, oncology and genetics, he developed cutting-edge devices, new technologies and microfluidic diagnostic systems for several clinical, bioanalytical, biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. Examples of applications include primary and stem cell studies, immunohistochemistry, radiation therapy of cells, cancer research, biosensors and drug screening. He is an active member of many international professional societies.
At present, Hamed is working at medical device, biotech and pharma industries in sunny Southern California!