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Academic Biography

Zulfiqur has research interests across the science and engineering interface with a focus towards biomedical engineering. His work has included the development of microfluidic devices for point-of-care diagnostic and for complex chemical and biological processing on a chip. Particular interests includes: electrochemical and optical sensing, microfluidics; bionanotechnology; microfabrication and soft computing for primarily pattern recognition. Zulfiqur has been on the International Program Committee for MEDICON a conference of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) as well as an international panel member for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) of Ireland. He is also an Editorial Board member for the Micromachines journal.

Zulfiqur has coordinated a number of EU projects including FP6 DVT-IMP developing a point-of-care device for Deep Vein Thrombosis, MAPTech for development for Micro-Analytical Platform Technology and FP7 InFuLoC for development of an integrated and Functional Lab-on-chip. Zulfiqur was also involved in the FP7 Diginova project developing a roadmap for digital fabrication. Most recently, he led the Teesside University activity in the Horizon 2020 GateOne project on smart system integration for SMEs as well as a number of InnovateUK projects.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Zulfiqur is director of Anasyst which a spin-out company from Teesside University. Anasyst is focussed on commercialising Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectrometry for liquid based sensing, optical ammonia sensing and microfluidics based point-of-care diagnostics. www.anasyst.com

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Research Output

Shunting microfluidic PCR device for rapid bacterial detection

Salman, A., Carney, H., Bateson, S. & Ali, Z., 15 Jan 2020, In : Talanta. 207, 8 p., 120303.

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    Developments in Transduction, Connectivity and AI/Machine Learning for Point-of-Care Testing

    O'Sullivan, S., Ali, Z., Jiang, X., Abdolvand, R., Ünlü, M. S., Plácido da Silva, H., Baca, J. T., Kim, B., Scott, S., Moradian, S., Sajid, M. I., Mansoorzare, H. & Holzinger, A., 23 Apr 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 8, 31 p., 1917.

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    Impedimetric array in polymer microfluidic cartridge for low cost point-of-care diagnostics

    Lakey, A., Ali, Z., Scott, S., Chebil, S., Korri-Youssoufi, H., Hunor, S., Ohlander, A., Kuphal, M. & Samitier Marti, J., 15 Mar 2019, In : Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 129, p. 147-154 8 p.

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    Measuring Resource Efficiency and Resource Effectiveness in Manufacturing

    Gharfalkar, M., Ali, Z. & Hillier, G., 31 Dec 2018, In : International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. 67, 9, p. 1854-1881

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    The gateone-project: A digital innovation hub accelerating innovation through ecosystem design and product trajectory

    Hamelin, R., Andrieux, G., Chartier, I., Roustom, B., Healy, T., Ali, Z., Legrand, B., Mayora, K., Scholles, M. & Guerre, R., 1 Jan 2018, p. 194-199. 6 p.

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    Press / Media

    Future Of 3d Printing Under The Spotlight

    Zulfiqur Ali

    5/04/12

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Mine's a pint (of science)

    Zulfiqur Ali, Gobind Pillai & Mosharraf Sarker

    15/05/15

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Additive manufacturingPrint potential

    Zulfiqur Ali

    4/04/12

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Partnerships Make All The Difference

    Zulfiqur Ali

    23/06/11

    1 item of Media coverage

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