Optical Sensors for Healthcare and Food Security Applications in Low-Resource Settings
Venue: Tariq Rafi Hall
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
We will have onsite diagnostic devices for many diseases and food contaminants in the near or distant future. One of the promising directions to realize such diagnostic tools is optical sensors. Optical sensors offer various advantages, such as small footprints, low detection limits, analyte detection multiplexing, and compatibility with CMOS technology.
This talk will be geared towards the general engineering and sciences audience, where the speaker will go over the basic building blocks of optical sensors. He will provide examples of optical sensors, including our recent works toward developing viable sensors for detecting tuberculosis and milk contamination problems.
Profile of Speaker:
M. Imran Cheema
M. Imran Cheema received the Ph.D. and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Canada, in 2014 and the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, in 2007, respectively. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan, in 2002. He is currently an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan. His prior appointments include a photonics engineer at Oerlikon Optics Inc., USA, and a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University, Canada. His research interests include designing and developing optical sensors for point-of-care, agriculture, and food security applications.