Alikhan Fidai

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

Alikhan is a second year Ph.D. student working on the fabrication and in vivo validation of tissue engineered IVD constructs.






  • D. 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, 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, Imperial College London, England, 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

  • 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 board member for the LGBTQIA+ graduate student association (QGrads), and is a peer mentor for the CU EMPower mentorship program. Alikhan enjoys hiking, attending music festivals, playing video games, and volunteering in his free time.