Dr. Muhammad Shuja Khan joined Prof. Pan’s research group in Dept. of Bioengineering at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in MAR 2016 as Postdoctoral Research Associate. His area of work includes point-of-care diagnostics, nano-biosensor, BioMEMS, fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials. He joined PhD program in Electrical Engineering at University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), Huntsville, USA in AUG 2012 and obtained PhD degree in DEC 2015. His dissertation was focused on multidisciplinary area of nano-fabrication techniques to develop label free electro-chemical characterization of transmembrane proteins fused in lipid bilayers using single and multiple nanopores in silicon technology. He also worked as GTA during 2012-15 and taught and developed various Electrical and Electronic Engineering Labs at UAH. Khan’s work was recently awarded at 3rd place plus $600 cash prize in PhD category at AL-EPSCoR Science & Technology, Open House held on Feb 05-06, 2016, Montgomery, AL.
Dr. Khan obtained BS Electrical Engineering (POWER) and MS Electronic Engineering (MEMS) in 2007 and 2009 from Top Engineering Schools (UET Lahore: http://www.uet.edu.pk/ and GIKI: http://www.giki.edu.pk/) in Pakistan. During his funded MS research, he developed a novel monolithic 3D MEMS capacitive accelerometer for low and high ‘g’ applications. During 2009-12, he worked as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering Department at COMSATS Institute of IT, Pakistan and involved in various research activities including hybrid smart grid technology, electrical faults in induction motors, integrating solar and wind energy to mitigate the future energy crises, etc. Currently, he is authored and coauthored of more than 20 technical publications including journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Khan was not only participated as member Int. Tech. Review Committee for 6th IEEE Int. Conf. on MEMS, NANO and SMART Systems 2010 in China but also served his services as Int. reviewer for 3rd IEEE Int. Conf. on Electrical and Mechanical Technology, 2011 in China and 3rd IEEE Int. Conf. on Machine Learning and Computing, 2011 in Singapore. Currently, he is the active reviewer for Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (IOP) and Journal of Physics D, Applied Physics (IOP).
Muhammad’s hobbies include cooking, driving and watching documentaries.