Farhad Memarzadeh, PhD, PE

Director
National Institutes of Health

Farhad Memarzadeh is the Director, Division of Technical Resources (DTR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the United States medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world. With the headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, the NIH has more than 18,000 employees on the main campus and at satellite sites across the country. NIH is the premiere biomedical research institute in the United States and the largest, most comprehensive research institution of its kind in the world.

DTR Major Responsibilities are: to conducts ground breaking bio-environmental research, develops national and international standards for biomedical and health care facilities, provides design review of high containment biomedical research laboratories; and provides consultant services and support to other Federal agencies engaged in both national and international programs to promote the application of best engineering design and construction practices for biosafety levels 2, 3 and 4.

Dr. Memarzadeh is a lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Memarzadeh has authored 4 books and written over 60 scientific research and technical papers in peer reviewed journals. He has been a guest and keynote speaker at over 50 international scientific and engineering conferences and symposia. He is an international consultant on biocontainment and medical research laboratories throughout the world.

Dr. Memarzadeh has been the principal investigator on numerous groundbreaking research studies. He pioneered NIH’s Bio-Environmental Engineering Research Program that has set new national and international standards.

Dr. Memarzadeh Chaired American National Standards on “Testing and Performance Verification Methodologies for Ventilation Systems for BSL-3/ABSL-3 Facilities” and “Laboratory Decommissioning”.

Dr. Memarzadeh is the Editor-in-Chief of the World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development Journal that addresses issues that will be central to world sustainable development through efficient and effective technology transfer. He is also, the Co-Editor in Chief of Global Science and Technology; Journal of BioSciences and member of Editorial Board for the Applied Biosafety: Journal of the American Biological Safety Association, is a peer-review scientific journal committed to promoting global biosafety awareness and best practices to prevent occupational exposures and adverse environmental impacts related to biohazardous releases, and Building and Environment, an international journal that publishes original research papers and review articles related to building science and human interaction with the built environment.

Dr. Memarzadeh has received numerous national awards and commendations including; • Several commendations from the United States Senate for outstanding research on energy and environment • 2010 Howard Fawcett Award presented by the American Chemistry Society's Division of Chemical Health and Safety • Three (3) National Society of Professional Engineers- Top Ten Engineer of the year award • Six (6) Scientific/Engineering Literary awards for outstanding scientific publications • Two (2) Public Health Service- Engineer of the Year award • Seven (7) National Institutes of Health Director's award • Four (4) National Institutes of Health Merit Award