Principle Investigator

Dr. Mohammed Jalal Ahamed is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering Department at University of Windsor.

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His major research interests include micro/nano-electromechanical sensors, actuators, mechatronics, controls, gyroscopes, navigation, human machine interface, micro/nano-fluidics, biomolecule analysis, single-cell analysis, micro/nano-fabrication and lab-on-a-chip. His research program is mainly supported by NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada). He is actively collaborating with different industries and faculty members. His research program also recevies fabrication and CAD tools support from CMC Microsystems.

He received MASc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto in 2006 and 2012 respectively. His doctoral research developed a droplet based microfluidic technology for DNA microarrays. Dr. Ahamed carried out advanced research at Microsystems Laboratory at University of California Irvine, USA, where he worked on a DARPA funded research project for developing precision rate integrating micro-gyroscopes for aerospace applications. He also received advanced training in nanotechnology and biomolecule analysis as a post-doctoral researcher at McGill University in Nanofluidics and Biophysics Lab, developing next generation DNA sequencing based on single-cell. 

Apart from research, Dr. Ahamed commits himself to improve undergraduate teaching and learning experiences. Currently, he is teaching a number of undergraduate courses in Engineering. The average rating of his recent teaching evaluation from Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) Score at University of Windsor is as high as 6.1 out 7.0. The recent average rating of Student Evaluation of his courses is 5.9 out 7.0, ranked as #1 (summer 2015) in the academic unit. Prior to joining University of Windsor, he provided teaching leadership at University of Toronto by providing teaching related training and workshops to graduate students, as a Trainer for Teaching Assistants (TA) at Center for Teaching Support and Innovations at University of Toronto.

In the past, Dr. Ahamed received highly competitive awards from international, provincial and federal agencies. He was the recipient of prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship, Connaught Scholarship, OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship), OGSST (Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology) and NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) IRDF. His research articles have appeared in top tier journals (PNAS, JMEMS, Lab-Chip, Macromolecules, Langmuir and Sensors) and peer-reviewed conferences.

He has served as a reviewer for various high-impact journals, funding agencies and conferences. He is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and American Physical Society (APS). In his leisure time, he enjoys photography, traveling, reading, yoga and meditation.

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Research Funding

MITACS Accelerate (2018)

NSERC Engage Grant (2018)

NSERC Connect (2018)

Academic Development Travel Fund (ADTF) (2018)

NSERC Engage Grant (2017)

CMC Fabrication Grant (2017)

NSERC Discovery Grant (2016-2021)

NSERC Engage Grant (2016)

CMC Fabrication Grant (2016)

Academic Development Travel Fund (ADTF) (2016)

University of Windsor Startup Grant (2015)

PhD (2012), Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
MASc (2006), Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
MSc (2004), Mechanical Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
BSc (2002), Mechanical Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Assistant Professor (present), University of Windsor
Post-doctoral Fellow (2014-2015), McGill University
Associate Research Specialist (2012-2013), University of California Irvine
Teaching and Research Assistant (2005-2011), University of Toronto
Trainer for Teaching Assistants (2010-2011), TATP, University of Toronto

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Industrial Post-doctoral Fellowship, declined, 2011
Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), 2010-2011
Ontario Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (OGSST), 2009-2010
Connaught Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2006-2010
Commonwealth Scholarship, Canada, 2004-2006
Dr. V.G. Desa Gold Medal, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, 2002
Deans lists and University Merit Scholarships, BUET, Bangladesh