Fine spatiotemporal control of thermolysis and lipolysis

Adah Almutairi

Adah Almutairi

Co-Founder

eLux Medical, Inc.

Prof. Adah Almutairi moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to attend Occidental College where she was awarded the Rodna Nye Scholarship. After receiving an Advanced Bachelor in Chemistry, Prof. Almutairi was selected to receive a GAANN fellowship to continue her studies at the University of California Riverside. In 2005, she completed her PhD in Materials Chemistry and received both the UC Dissertation Award and the prestigious UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship. Upon completing her postdoctoral studies at the University of California Berkeley in the laboratories of Prof. Jean Fr├ęchet, in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Prof. Almutairi moved to the University of California San Diego to establish the Laboratory for Bioresponsive Materials as a Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and an affiliate Faculty of the Department of NanoEngineering and a Faculty member of both Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Sciences. Adah has authored numerous publications and presented at conferences worldwide. Her research interests are in interfacing Materials Chemistry and Engineering with Biomedical Sciences for practical applications. In 2013 she co-founded eLux Medical, Inc. The company is developing several innovative nano-technologies, including a photo-thermal injectable solution and product suite, in partnership with UCSD.