Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Virtual Seminar

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021
Speaker: Mehdi Javanmard, PhD
               Rutgers University-New Brunswick   
               Electrical and Computer Engineering
Topic: Rapid Label-Free Tools for Health Monitoring
Time: 9 am EST 
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Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss my group’s work on fabricating micro- and nanosensing platforms for biomolecular and biochemical detection and its clinical validation. The focus of this talk will be on technologies that my group has developed for detecting stress hormones like cortisol and also markers of inflammation in a single drop of bodily fluid (blood, saliva, or sweat) within minutes at the point-of-use.
Biography: Mehdi Javanmard is an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Rutgers University. He received his bachelor's degree in 2002 from Georgia Institute of Technology and his master's degree in 2004 and doctroal degree in 2008 in electrical engineering from Stanford University respectively. During his time at Stanford, he worked on the development of electronic microfluidic platforms for low-cost genomic and proteomic biomarker detection, and later worked as a Senior Research Engineer at the Stanford Genome Technology Center. In Fall 2014, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor. His research interests include developing portable and wearable technologies for continuous health monitoring and understanding the effects of the environment on health. In 2017, he was recipient of the Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Award by the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for his group's work in point of care diagnostic tools for assessing patient response to cancer therapies. He has received various awards as a Principal Investigator from the National Science Foundation, DARPA, and the PhRMA foundation to support his research. He was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for young faculty in 2019 and the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2020. 

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