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Mohammad Kohandel

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies

Research interests: integrative cancer biology, combination of cancer treatments, nano-sclae drug delivery, cancer stem cells, nano-sensors


Professor Mohammad Kohandel is an Associate Professor and head of the Mathematical Medicine Laboratory at the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, and a founding member of the Centre for Mathematical Medicine at the Fields Institute. He has established very fruitful collaborations with leading scientists and clinicians and has co-organized numerous international workshops and conferences. To date, he has published over 70 research articles, and recently in very high rank journals Nature Communications and ACS Nano, and has supervised dozens of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Postdoctoral Fellows. He is a co-founder and CEO of MATHONCO BIOTECH INC, Ontario.


  • PhD, Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran, 1999
  • MSc, Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran, 1995
  • BSc, Physics, Teacher Training University, Iran, 1993

Other affiliations
Centre for Mathematical Medicine at the Fields Institute

Mohammad Kohandel

University of Waterloo