Maziar Aghvami received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering with honors. He was a Postdoctoral Scientist at Stanford University, and is currently a Senior Engineer. He has worked extensively on multiscale and multiphase mechanics and materials, cell and tissue engineering, heat transfer, and energy and thermal systems. His interests also include arts, especially music and calligraphy.