EDUCATION

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering (Aug 2008- May 2013)
Advisors: Prof. Aaron S. Goldstein and Prof. Abby R. Whittington
Dissertation title: Complementary strategies to promote the regeneration of bone-ligament transitions using graded electrospun scaffolds

M.Eng., (integrated non-thesis), Chemical Engineering (Aug 2008- Dec 2011)

National Institute of Technology (formerly Regional Engineering College), Tiruchirapalli, India

B.Tech. (First class), Chemical Engineering (Aug 2004- May 2008)

CERTIFICATION

Future Professoriate Graduate Certificate, Virginia Tech (Aug 2009- Dec 2010) Program designed to explore a variety of pedagogical methodologies/scholarly paradigms, and aimed at preparing graduate students for a career in teaching and research

HONORS AND AWARDS

Paul E. Torgersen Graduate Student Research Excellence Award- 1st place (poster): College of
Engineering, Virginia Tech, VA (2013)- selected from a pool of over 80 applicants

David & Lillian Francis Dissertation Scholarship: Graduate School, Virginia Tech (2012-13)- awarded to only one student university-wide each year

Who’s who among students in American Universities & Colleges inclusion: nominated by Dean for graduate education, Virginia Tech (2012)

Hord Graduate Fellowship: Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech (2011)

Session co-chair (SYIS): TERMIS European Union Meeting, Granada, Spain (2011)

Chemical Professional Excellence Travel Award: Chevron-Phillips (2011 & 2012)

Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honor Society: Alpha Xi Chapter member (Inducted: 2010)

John Lee Pratt Fellowship: Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech (2008- 09)

Summer Fellowship: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (2007)

PUBLICATIONS

DJ Munoz-Pinto, S Samavedi, B Grigoryan, VR Guiza-Arguello, MS Hahn, “Towards independent control over mesh size and modulus of polyethylene glycol diacrylate hydrogels: insights from comparative property assessments across libraries” (to be submitted)

S Samavedi, PA Vaidya, P Gaddam, AR Whittington, AS Goldstein, “Electrospun scaffolds possessing region-wise differences in fiber orientation, diameter, chemistry and mechanical properties for engineering bone-ligament-bone tissues”, Biotechnology and Bioengineering (in press) (To be highlighted in Wiley’s official social media via a video abstract and chosen by the editorial board for a spotlight feature)

S Samavedi, LK Poindexter, M Van Dyke, AS Goldstein, “Synthetic biomaterials for regenerative medicine applications”: chapter in Regenerative medicine applications in organ transplantation: Ed., G Orlando, Academic press, 2014, pp. 81-99

S Samavedi, AR Whittington, AS Goldstein, “Calcium phosphate ceramics in bone tissue engineering: a review of properties and their influence on cell behavior”, Acta Biomaterialia, 9(9), 2013, pp. 8037-45 (Among the top 25 downloaded articles from Acta Biomaterialia during Jan-May 2014)

S Samavedi, SA Guelcher, AS Goldstein, AR Whittington, “Response of bone marrow stromal cells to graded co-electrospun scaffolds and its implications for engineering the ligament-bone interface”, Biomaterials, 33(31), 2012, pp. 7727-35

S Samavedi, C Olsen Horton, SA Guelcher, AS Goldstein, AR Whittington, “Fabrication of a model continuously graded co-electrospun mesh for regeneration of the ligament-bone interface”, Acta Biomaterialia, 7(12), 2011, pp. 4131-38

J Bernardo, S Samavedi, CB Williams, AR Whittington, “Indirect tissue scaffold fabrication via fused deposition modeling and biomimetic mineralization”, International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, 2011 (peer-reviewed full-length conference paper)

J Bernardo, S Samavedi, CB Williams, AW Morgan, “Towards indirect tissue scaffold fabrication via additive manufacturing and hydroxyapatite mineralization”, International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, 2010 (peer-reviewed full-length conference paper)

S Samavedi, V Venkateshwaran, “Microbiologically influenced corrosion in Stainless Steel 304”, Bulletin of Electrochemistry, 22(10/12), 2006, pp. 413-16