Dr. Umer Hassan
Dr. Umer Hassan

Dr. Umer Hassan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of Bioengineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a Research Affiliate appointment at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Umer’s research has been focused on developing point-of-care (PoC) translational biosensors for disease diagnostic and therapeutic applications. 

Name:Dr. Umer Hassan
Famous As:Postdoctoral Research Associate
Education:Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Profession:Research Scientist
Awards :3
Graduate Research Assistant:University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Developed:Point-of-Care Biosensors for Diagnostic Applications of Infectious Diseases
Research Interest:Developing Translational Technologies for Biomedical Applications
Research Scientist at:University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research Affiliate Position at:Stephens Biomedical Research Center, Carle Hospital, Urbana
Research Gate:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Umer_Hassan

Winning the Baxter Young Investigator Awardeceiving the Brandt Early Career Investigator Award in Precision Medicine from Mayo ClinicDr Umer HassanWith Researchers and Physicians


Dr. Umer hassan a Research Scientist at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a Research Affiliate position at Stephens Biomedical Research Center, Carle Hospital, Urbana.His research interests are in developing translational technologies for biomedical applications with a strong focus in disease diagnostics, management and therapeutics applications to address the global health challenges.He has developed point-of-care biosensors for diagnostic applications of infectious diseases, in particular HIV/AIDS, Sepsis and Cancer Chemotherapy.[1] Biography

Recent News

Their biochip for sepsis stratification published in Nature Communications![2] U. Hassan et.al. Nature Communications, 8, Article number: 15949 (2017) doi:10.1038/ncomms15949

Skills and Expertise

  1. Signal Processing
  2. Nanotechnology
  3. Control and Instrumentation
  4. Instrumentation
  5. Electronics
  6. Sensor Technology
  7. Microfabrication
  8. Electronic Instrumentation
  9. Fabrication
  10. LabVIEW programming
  11. Sensor Development
  12. Microfluidics
  13. Data Acquisition
  14. Lithography
  15. Comsol Multiphysics
  16. Photolithography
  17. Polymers & Microfluidics
  18. Microfluidic Engineering
  19. Microtechnology
  20. Microfluidic Chip Development and Manufacturing
  21. Soft Lithography
  22. Lab on a Chip
  23. Miniaturization
  24. Micro Systems Engineering
  25. Medical Diagnostics
  26. Single Cell Analysis
  27. Lab-On-A-Chip Devices
  28. Point of Care Testing
  29. Dielectrophoresis
  30. Biochip[3] Skills and Expertise

Education Training

Phd 2012-2015

  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • MS 2011-2013

    • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    BS 2004 – 2008

    • B.S. Electrical Engineering
    • University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

    Academic Positions


    1. Instructor & Development Engineer
    2. Lahore University of Management Sciences, School of Science and Engineering


    1. Graduate Research Assistant
    2. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Electrical and Computer Engineering


    1. Postdoctoral Research Associate
    2. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory


    1. Research Affiliate
    2. Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana, Stephens Biomedical Research Center


    1. Research Scientist
    2. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Bioengineering


    1. A point-of-care microfluidic biochip for quantification of CD64 expression from whole blood for sepsis stratification
    2. Combining Biomarkers with EMR Data to Identify Patients in Different Phases of Sepsis
    3. Microfluidic Differential Immuno-Capture Biochip for Specific Leukocyte Counting
    4. A Microfluidic Biochip for Complete Blood Cell Counts at the Point-of-Care
    5. Coincidence Detection of Heterogeneous Cell Populations from Whole Blood with Coplanar Electrodes in a Microfluidic Impedance Cytometer
    6. Electrical Cell Counting Process Characterization in a Microfluidic Impedance Cytometer
    7. Flow Metering Characterization within an Electrical Cell Counting Microfluidic Device
    8. Microfluidic CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocyte counters for point-of-care HIV diagnostics using whole blood
    9. Research Highlights from the last year in Nanomedicine
    10. Video-based spatial portraits of a non-linear vibrating strin
    11. Inexpensive Data Acquisition with a Sound Card
    12. Inexpensive Data Acquisition with a Sound Card
    13. Reducing Noise by Repetition: Introduction to Signal Averaging
    14. Investigating Properties of White Noise in the Undergraduate Laboratory
    15. Biosensor to Enumerate Leukocytes and CD64 Expression on Neutrophils for Sepsis Stratification
    16. Development of an Electrical Differential Counter based Immunosensor for the Detection of Sepsis Biomarkers
    17. Point-of-Care Biochip to Quantify CD64 Expression for Sepsis Diagnosis
    18. Point-of-Care Microfluidic Biochip to Quantify Inflammatory Response by measuring IL6 from Whole Blood
    19. A Biomimetic Microfluidic Particle Tracker for Enumeration of White Blood Cells Subtypes and Quantification of Antigen Surface Expression Level
    20. A Complete Blood Cell Count Biochip from a Drop of Blood
    21. Differential Immuno-Capture Assay to Electrically Enumerate Blood Cells
    22. A Microfluidic Biosensor to Electrically Enumerate Blood Cells at Point-of-Care for Infectious Disease Diagnosis and Management
    23. Microfluidic Sensor for White Blood Cell Counting and Flow Metering
    24. Translational Immunoengineering Biosensors for Personalized Disease Theranostics at Point-of-Care
    25. Individualized Patients’ Sepsis Theranostics by Quantifying Molecular Biomarkers
    26. Point-of-Care Translational Biosensors for Disease Diagnostic Applications
    27. Microfluidics and Nanotechnology for Point-of-Care Sensing
    28. A Microfluidic Biochip to Perform Complete Blood Cell Counts at Point-of-Care
    29. An Integrated CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocyte Counter for HIV/AIDS Diagnostics
    30. Microfluidic Biochips for Electrical Counting of Specific White Blood Cells
    31. A Point-of-Care Sensor for HIV/AIDS Diagnostics
    32. Translational Biosensor for Delirium Diagnostics
    33. HIV/AIDS Diagnostics using Biotechnology for Global Health
    34. Biosensor for Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Global Health
    35. A Microfluidic Biochip for Electrical Enumeration of Blood Cells
    36. Immuno-capture Assay to Electrically Enumerate Specific Leukocytes in a Microfluidic Biochip
    37. A Microfluidic Biochip for Enumerating CD4+ and CD8+ T Cells for HIV/AIDS Diagnostics
    38. A Point-of-Care Cell Counter for HIV/AIDS Diagnostics
    39. A microfluidic biochip for enumerating CD4+ and CD8+ T cells for HIV/AIDS diagnostics
    40. Biomedical Micro and Nanotechnology: From Lab-on-Chip to Building Systems with Cells
    41. Biomedical Micro and Nanotechnology: From Lab-on-Chip to Building Systems with Cells
    42. Point-of-Care Blood Analysis Platforms for HIV/AIDS Diagnostics
    43. Electrical Flow Metering of Blood for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

    Instructor Laboratory and Classroom

    Fall 2008

    1. PHY100: Experimental Physics Lab I
    2. Responsibilities included instructing laboratory experiments and grading and evaluating students.

    Fall 2009

    1. EE241: Electronics Lab
    2. Laboratory Projects Instructor.

    Fall 2010

    1. PHY300: Experimental Physics Lab III
    2. Responsibilities included instructing laboratory experiments and grading and evaluating students.

    Fall 2010

    1. Guest Lecture: Department of Physics
    2. ”Developing LabVIEW Applications for Experimental Research” to junior year students, invited by Department of Physics.

    Fall 2014

    1. ECE 485: Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems and Devices
    2. Guest lecture on “Microfluidic sensors for Biomedical Applications”.

    Professional Service Outreach

    Umer believe in professional community service, wide decimation of my research activities and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. Following is the list of professional service as a reviewer for many international reputed journals, professional membership of organizations and community outreach activities.

    Reviewer for Journals 2015-Present

    1. IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience 
    2. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 
    3. Chemical Communications 
    4. Micro and Nanosystems 
    5. RSC Advances 
    6. Nanotechnology 
    7. Biomedical Microdevices 
    8. Biofabrication 
    9. Analytical Methods 
    10. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering


    1. Baxter Young Investigator Award (2016) 
    2. Emerging Engineer Award (2015)
    3. Cozad New Venture Competition Award (2014)
    4. NSF I-Corps Fellowship (2014) and Our Common Future Fellowship (2010).[4]  Awards 

    Contact Info

    1. Cell: 217-979-1024
    2. uhassan2@illinois.edu
    3. uhassan2@gmail.com
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