Sidi A. Bencherif

Assistant Professor,  Chemical Engineering
Affiliated Faculty,  Bioengineering

Contact

Office

  • 336 Mugar
  • 617.373.7103

Lab

  • 111 Mugar

Research Focus

polymer chemistry and engineering; biomaterials; biomedical engineering; drug delivery; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine; immunotherapy; immunoengineering; vaccines

About

Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 2016.

Education

  • 2009 PhD in Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2009 MS in Polymer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 1999 B.S. in Physics and Chemistry from University of Montpellier II, France

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Immunologists (AAI)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • Scientific Research Society (Sigma Xi)
  • Society for Biomaterials (SFB)

Research Overview

polymer chemistry and engineering; biomaterials; biomedical engineering; drug delivery; tissue engineering; regenerative medicine; immunotherapy; immunoengineering; vaccines

Antimicrobial Biomaterials.

Laboratory for Advanced and Multifunctional Polymeric Biomaterials

The overall focus of the research in the Bencherif LAMP Biomaterials Laboratory is the fundamental understanding and development of polymeric materials for biomedical applications with a specific emphasis on tissue engineering, drug delivery, and cancer immunotherapy.

Bencherif Laboratory

Selected Research Projects

College Research Initiatives

Selected Publications

  • L.J. Eggermont, T. Colombani, Z.J. Rogers, A. Memic, S.A. Bencherif, Injectable Cryogels for Biomedical Applications, Trends in Biotechnology, 38, 2020, 418–431
  • P. Villard, M. Rezaeeyazdi, T. Colombani, K. Joshi Navare, D. Rana, A. Memic, S.A. Bencherif, Autoclavable and Injectable Cryogels for Biomedical Applications, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 8, 2019, 1900679
  • A. Memic, T. Colombani, M. Rezaeeyazdi, L. Eggermont, J. Steingold, Z. Rogers, K.J. Navare, H.S. Mohammed, M. Sitkovsky, S.A. Bencherif, Latest Advances in Cryogel Technology for Biomedical Applications, Advanced Therapeutics, 2019, 1800114
  • S.A. Bencherif, R.W. Sands, O. Ali, S.A. Lewin, A. Li, T. Braschler, T. Shih, D. Bhatta, G. Dranoff, D.J. Mooney Injectable Scaffold-Based Whole Tumor Cell Vaccines, Nature Communications, 6, 2015, 7556
cover of Tissue Engineering Part A journal

Faculty

Jun 23, 2021

COE Research Featured on Cover of Tissue Engineering Part A

Research from Assistant Professors Sidi A. Bencherif (ChE) and Ambika G. Bajpayee (BioE) on “Hyaluronic Acid-Based Shape-Memory Cryogel Scaffolds for Focal Cartilage Defect Repair” was featured on the cover of the June 2021 Tissue Engineering Part A journal.

biomaterials science cover

Faculty

Jun 17, 2021

Bencherif’s Research Featured on the Front Cover of Biomaterials Science

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s research on “Engineering a macroporous fibrin-based sequential interpenetrating polymer network for dermal tissue engineering” was featured on the front cover of Biomaterials Science.

Sidi A. Bencherif

Faculty

Jun 07, 2021

Bencherif Selected as 2021 ACS PMSE Young Investigator

ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif was recently selected as one of the 2021 Young Investigators by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (ACS PMSE).

Zach Rogers

PhD

Jun 07, 2021

PhD Student Wins Third Alpha Fund Prototype Grant

Zach Rogers, a ChE PhD student in the Bencherif Lab, was recently awarded his third Alpha Fund Prototype Grant for his proposal, “Oxygen-controlling cell culture (OCC) systems”.

Students

Jun 07, 2021

Summer 2021 PEAK Experiences Awardees

Congratulations to the COE student recipients of the Summer 2021 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. BASE CAMP AWARDS Ana Salichs, COE’22, “Colorimetric Assays […]

In the Media

Apr 20, 2021

Can biomaterials offer novel therapeutic strategies against COVID-19?

Thibault Colombani (ChE Postdoc), Zachary Rogers (ChE PhD’23), Loek Eggermont (ChE Postdoc), and ChE Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif’s paper on “Harnessing biomaterials for therapeutic strategies against COVID-19” in Emergent Materials was featured in the News Medical article “Can biomaterials offer novel therapeutic strategies against COVID-19?”

Students

Feb 08, 2021

Spring 2021 PEAK Experience Recipients

Congratulations to the COE student recipients of the Spring 2021 PEAK Experiences Awards. The PEAK Experiences Awards are a progressively structured sequence of opportunities designed to support learners as they continue climbing to new heights of achievement in undergraduate research and creative endeavor throughout their Northeastern journeys. PEAK Experience Ascent Awardees Ryan Brady, COE’22, Chemical […]

Zach Rogers

Students

Jan 11, 2021

Student Zach Rogers wins Second Alpha Fund Prototype Grant

Zach Rogers, a Chemical Engineering PhD student in the Bencherif Lab, was recently awarded the Alpha Fund Prototype Grant for his proposal, “Hypoxia-inducing cryogels for two-dimensional cell culture”.

group photo of all awardees

Faculty

Jan 07, 2021

Bencherif Named 2021 BMES CMBE Rising Star

Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Sidi A. Bencherif has been named one of the 2021 Rising Stars by the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Special Interest Group (SIG) within the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).

Students

Oct 30, 2020

James Sinoimeri Selected as Future Leader in Chemical Engineering

Fifth-year Chemical Engineering student James Sinoimeri (E’21) was selected for the Future Leaders in Chemical Engineering Symposium organized by North Carolina State University.

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