Bijan Najafi, PhD, MS

Research Professor, Surgery
Leadership Roles UA Director of interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP) Dr Najafi is currently serving with the University of Arizona, Department of Surgery and Department of Biomedical Engineering (Tucson, USA) since April 2012. He serves as Associate Professor of Surgery and the Director of interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP), Research Associate of the Arizona Center on Aging (ACOA), and Associate Member of Arizona Cancer Center (AZCC). He received a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Biomechanics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Tech (EPFL, LMAM, Lausanne, Switzerland), and in Neuroscience at Harvard University (Neuromotor Control Lab). He has over a decade experience in designing bio-inspired sensors for objective evaluation of healthy state of patients with locomotor dysfunctions, over 100 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals or conference proceeding with more than 1500 citations , three patents and four pending patents, and have been PI or a key investigator on over 12 industrial, national and international grants. He worked with a wide network of clinical and bioengineering collaborators across the globe primarily in the clinical areas of falls, frailty, gait, cognitive impairment, and diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers. His unique expertise is the translation of wearable sensors for more accurate movement assessment of patients in their natural environment where they're the most comfortable and active. His goal, which he shares with his iCAMP colleagues, is to better understand how people move through their environment. In this way, he believes we may be able to fundamentally change the way we objectively measure quality of life for people across disciplines.
Research Interests
Biomechanics and biomechanical modeling Balance, Gait, and Outcome research Biosignal processing, Bioinformatics and Personal health networks Fall prevention, Elderly care, Frailty assessment and Motor performance† Wearable technology, Home telemonitoring, and Bioinstrumentation Neurorehabilitation, Motor learning,† Virtual reality, and ExerGaming. Wound care, Diabetic Foot ulcer, and Amputation prevention Patient adherence, Educational DVD, and web-based learning resource Thermography and image processing and applications for wound care, vascular assessment, Charcot foot diagnosis/evaluation, etc Simulation and Eyes tracking


  • BS: Isfahan University of Technology - Isfahan, Iran, Electrical Engineering
Swiss Federal Inst. of Tech. (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomechanics, 2002-2006
Harvard University, Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscince, 2006-2008