Alikhan Fidai (He/Him)


B.S. in Bioengineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2020


Alikhan is a third year Ph.D. student working on the fabrication and in vivo validation of tissue engineered IVD constructs. | Twitter: @Khancepts_




  • A. Siddiqui, A. B. Fidai, S. G. Natarajan, and D. C. Rodrigues, “Succession of oral bacterial colonizers on dental implant materials: An in vitro biofilm model,” Dent. Mater., vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 384–396, 2022.
  • A. Siddiqui, J. J. Jacob, A. B. Fidai, and D. C. Rodrigues, “Biological characterization of surface-treated dental implant materials in contact with mammalian host and bacterial cells: titanium versus zirconia,” RSC Adv., vol. 9, no. 55, pp. 32097–32109, 2019.

Posters and Presentations

  • Alikhan Fidai, Danyal Siddiqui, Danieli C. Rodrigues. A Failure Mechanism Analysis of Zirconia Dental Implant Systems. Undergraduate BMEN Poster Competition, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, November 8 2019
  • Alikhan Fidai, Estelle Cuttaz, Christopher Chapman, Rylie A. Green. Fully Polymeric Nerve Cuff Arrays. Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Academy Conference, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, August 1-4 2019
  • Alikhan Fidai, Danyal Siddiqui, Danieli C. Rodrigues. Early Colonizing Bacterial Adhesion on Dental Biomaterials: Titanium vs. Zirconia. UT Dallas Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop, Richardson, TX, April 27 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center TL1 Fellow
  • Graduate Resident Fellow at Alice Cook House
  • Cornell University Dean’s Excellence Fellowship


Alikhan grew up in Palatine, Illinois before moving to Dallas for his undergraduate studies. At UT Dallas, Alikhan participated in the NSF LSAMP Summer Research Academy where he assessed the viability of dental biomaterials via bacterial adhesion and cell culture studies. Alikhan continued his research as a member of the Biomaterials for Osseointegration and Novel Engineering (BONE) lab. At Cornell, Alikhan is a Graduate Resident Fellow for Alice Cook House where he supports the social, intellectual, and emotional well-being of undergraduate residents. Alikhan enjoys hiking, music festivals, playing video games, and floating out on Cayuga Lake.