Waseem Asghar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, and Department of Biological Sciences (Courtesy Appointment), Florida Atlantic University.
Postdoc: Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard-MIT HST (07/2012 – 04/2014)
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University (05/2014 – 08/2014)
PhD: University of Texas at Arlington, TX (Spring 2012)
Contact: 777 Glades Road, EE 96/Rm 435,
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Dr. Waseem Asghar is an Assistant Professor at Computer Engineering & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, and Department of Biological Sciences (Courtesy Appointment), Florida Atlantic University. He received his Ph.D. in Spring 2012 from UT Arlington, with a research focus on development of micro and nanoscale devices for cancer diagostics and treatment. Dr. Asghar held a postdoctoral appointment at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (July 2012-April 2014). Later he joined Stanford School of Medicine as Research Fellow before coming to FAU. He has solid background in nano-biosensors, BioMEMS, point of care devices, reproductive technologies, and tissue culture. His research focuses on a broad area of biotechnology including development of flexible microfluidic platforms for HIV patients, early detection of cancer at molecular and cellular scale, microfluidic devices for sperm sorting, cryobiology, and drug delivery. He has published his work at many prestigious peer-reviewed journals including NanoToday, Advanced Healthcare Materials, and Lab on a Chip. His research work was featured as journal cover images several times including Lab on a Chip and IEEE TNANO journals. He has published 50+ peer reviewed journal papers, 5 full length conference papers, over 40 conference abstracts, 4 book chapters, 1 patent. He is recipient of various international and national awards; “2020 New Faculty Researcher Award by ASEE SE”, “2020 Researcher of the Year Award by FAU”, “Outstanding STEM Educator Award, by The Engineers’ Council 2018”, “Humanity in Science Award 2016”, “Faculty Mentoring Award 2015”, and “Nanofab Best Graduate Student Award 2012”. He is awarded couple of prestigious fellowships including “IEngage Mentoring Fellowship” and “STEM Fellowship”. He has also served as a mentor for MIT undergraduate research opportunity program (UROP) to advise MIT students in research projects.