Mohamed Habib, Ph.D, P.Eng.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Biomechanics Laboratory, Sherbrooke University, Canada, 2010

Master of Science (M.Sc.), Mechanical Engineering, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, 2004


Mohamed received his Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellowship at the biomechanics laboratory, Sherbrooke University, Canada. He worked on the development of the electromechanical solution to the limited injectability of the hydraulic calcium phosphate paste in the minimally invasive operation. This solution was based on both systematic rheological and physiochemical investigations. He collaborated with DePuy Synthes Spine, to compare the leakage and flow behavior of two of DePuy’s bone cement delivery systems used for Vertebroplasty. Mohamed received his faculty position at Al-Azhar University, Cairo, where he acquired a wide range of teaching experience and his research activities focused on the synthesis and the characterization of nano-bone substitutes and the study of their in vitro/in vivo behavior. He has co-authored several articles in international conferences, journals and US patent for a novel bone cement delivery system. Further, he is a licensed Professional Engineer of Ontario-Canada (PEO) since 2012.

In April 2018, Mohamed has joined the Orthopeadic Surgery Department at UCSF as a visiting scholar to Dr. Lotz laboratory, where he had a fruitful collaboration with Orthofix Co. He studied the control of stem cells behavior in bone regeneration by using a specific magnetic nano-bone substitute that he has developed. During this project, he was responsible for the cell culturing activities, performing the required biochemistry assays for cell viability, proliferation, differentiation, and confocal microscopic imaging.

In May 2019, Mohamed has joined Dr. Fields laboratory as an Associate Specialist with the following responsibilities: observe and conduct biomechanical testing and mechanical property analysis of spinal motion segments; characterize the effects of cartilage treatment on the whole-disc biomechanical properties and solute transport; devise tools and delivery techniques for evaluating the translational potential of spinal therapies; and characterize cartilage endplate composition using contrast-enhanced micro-CT.

Research Interests

Cartilage endplate biotransport

Spinal motion segment biomechanics

Bone substitute and biomaterials

Bone regeneration


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