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Fariba's education at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is helping her improve the quality of life for those with chronic wounds.
As a Ph.D. student studying biomedical engineering, Fariba's studies allow her to combine her love for math and science with her passion for helping others. Her main area of focus is in wound healing, and she hopes to create something that impacts the lives of the more than 3 million people who spend every day dealing with chronic wounds.
She's doing just that through SmartFlex, a smart bandage system that has the potential to deliver drugs and monitor wounds without ever having the protective covering removed. She works on it as part of Dr. Ali Tamayol's lab. Fariba even won first place among graduate students and faculty during 2018's inaugural Engineering Pitch Competition after presenting the idea.
Along with being passionate about SmartFlex, Fariba is also dedicated to introducing other girls to STEM. She makes sure to volunteer at events where she can motivate girls from every age level to learn more about engineering and technology. "They always say that in science and technology, diversity helps you," she said, "Because it brings different ideas...if you have more women and girls participating in engineering fields and technology we will have more...from a different perspective and more brilliant minds to figure out the problems out there."
Fariba Aghabaglou is a biomedical engineering doctoral student from Tabriz, Iran. To share your story or nominate a friend, email social @unl.edu or post using .
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