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Nanophotonics and Biosensors: Present and Future


IEEE SB DU is happy to present a webinar on “Nanophotonics and Biosensors: Present and Future” on 31 May 2020, Sunday. 8:00 PM BST onwards.
*** The event is open and free for all. ***
Date: 31 May 2020, Sunday
Time: 8:00 PM BST onwards
The event will be hosted on Zoom for active participation, and the audience would also be able to view it on Facebook Live.
Meeting ID: 981 124 3962
Password: 9nDwA7
1. Always keep your mic mute while you are not speaking
2. Use good headphones for better audio quality
3. Please sit face up to the window or light source
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Advances in cost-effective nanofabrication technologies have facilitated the development of ‘behind-the-screen’ photonic integrated devices on a planar platform. These planar nanophotonic devices not only mimic the structural, functional properties of bulky photonic devices but also replace them in smart and real-life applications. This seminar will discuss cost-effective planar devices, soft nano/microrobots, their numerical modeling, and nanophotonic applications in biosensing, such as the detection of infectious diseases. Also, the talk will discuss strategies and techniques that students can follow to do world-class research and publish in renowned journals despite limited laboratory facilities in Bangladesh. This open discussion will also try to provide a clear picture of student’s demands regarding scientific research directions and higher education in Europe and North America.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Rajib Ahmed

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection, USA
Ph.D., University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
MSc, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
MSc, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
MSc, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, University of Dhaka
BSc, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, University of Dhaka


Dr. Rajib Ahmed is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. His research focuses on micro- and nano-technologies to create inexpensive optical devices for biomedical applications. This is an interdisciplinary research field with a combination of nanotechnology, optics, photonics, and biomedical science. His research involves light interaction with nanostructures, and subsequently engineering of those nanostructures for advanced bio-medical devices.

Dr. Rajib received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the dept. of Applied Physics Electronics and Communication Engineering, the University of Dhaka in 2010 and 2012, and also studied a double degree M.Sc. in Aston University, and Technische Univeraität Berlin in 2013–2014. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Birmingham in 2018. After, Ph.D. studies till now, Rajib working as a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has responsibilities for biomedical research, grants writing and submissions, and lab management.
He has published his research work in the most prestigious journals (more than 45, total citation > 1192, h-index: 18), including Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Light: Science & Applications, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Scientific Reports, Nanoscale, ACS Photonics, Optics Express, Optics Letter, Applied Physics Letter, etc. Besides his research publications, he has contributed to the publication of 4 book chapters and also working as editors and reviewers in scientific journal communities (more than 30). Currently, he is working as a Faculty/Assessor of NIH POCTRN (total grant funding 2.3 trillion), Fast-Track Program for COVID-19 Test Development, and Distribution.