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Dr. Kasif Riaz (Assistant Professor)

Dr. Kashif Riaz is currently associated with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Information Technology University, Lahore as an Assistant Professor. He completed his MS from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Science and Technology (GIKI) under the project “Development of Open Source Cell Library for MEMS Components Verified through Modeling and Simulation” funded by National ICT R&D Projects by ministry of IT, Pakistan. During his MS, he worked on design, modelling, simulation and characterization of MEMS devices like gyroscopes, accelerometers, micro-grippers etc. After completion of his MS in 2011, he joined Faculty of Electronic Engineering at GIKI as a Lecturer. In 2012, he got PhD scholarship from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and completed his PhD from HKUST in 2016.

During PhD, his research focus was on design, modelling, simulation and characterization of nano-structures for biological manipulations and application using electrical methods like Electroporation for biomolecules delivery, irreversible electroporation for cancer cell lysis (killing), protein extraction from cells using electroporation and cancer cell detection using electrical methods at low voltages. He has plentiful experience of micro and nano-fabrications at clean-rooms such as in Nanofabrication facility (NFF) at HKUST. He was also associated with Division of Biomedical Engineering at HKUST during his PhD and performed different biological related experiments with cells at Bioengineering Lab at HKUST. He has filled several US patents on detection of circulation tumor cells in cancer patient’s blood using microfluidic technology and on electroporation of cancer cells on nano-structures for bio-molecules delivery at low voltages. He also worked on optimization of multiple drugs combinations by engineering approaches. His research work is focused on Micro/Nano ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) using multidisciplinary approaches to develop innovative solutions for biomedical and healthcare applications. His current research interests are:

  • Design, Modelling, simulations and characterization of micro- and nano-systems
  • Micro and Nano Electric-Sensors for Healthcare i.e. Impedance Sensor for Cancer Detection
  • Biological Manipulations using Nanostructures
  • Biomedical and Healthcare Applications using:
    • Antenna and Microwave
    • Micro and Nano Optics and Photonics
    • Radars
    • Fractal Antennas
    • Meta-materias
    • Wearable Devices i.e. Antennas, Sensors etc
  • Low cost Paper based Analytical Devices
  • Flexible Electronics i.e. Fold-able PCBs, Paper based Senosrs
  • Modelling and Simulation of Solar Cells