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Academic Biography

Zulfiqur is Research Professor & Director of Healthcare - Innovation Partnerships. His research interests are in micro and nanofabrication approaches for creating devices that are high density and are more functional. Much of this work has focussed on microfluidics for point-of-care diagnostic devices and for complex chemical and biological processing on a chip. Related work includes transducer development, particularly electrochemical and optical sensing, and soft computing for primarily pattern recognition. Zulfiqur is on the Editorial Board for Micro and Nanosystems from Bentham Science Publishers. He is an International Program Committee for MEDICON 2013 a conference of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE). He has been an international panel member for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) of Ireland under the fifth cycle of Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI).

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. He is currently leading the Teesside University activity in the Horizon 2020 GateOne project on smart system integration for SMEs.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Zulfiqur is currently Chief Executive Officer for Anasyst a start-up company that arose from collaborative work with colleague Dr Meez Islam. 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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Quartz crystal microbalances Chemical Compounds
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quartz crystals Physics & Astronomy
Sensors Chemical Compounds
Absorption spectroscopy Chemical Compounds
Quartz Chemical Compounds
Gases Chemical Compounds
microbalances Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 1989 2019

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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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machine learning
Learning systems
Testing
trends
Point-of-Care Systems

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Point-of-Care Systems
Microfluidics
Lab-On-A-Chip Devices
Polymers
Electrodes
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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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Manufacturing
Resource efficiency
Resources
Factory
Testing

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, Smart Systems Integration 2018 - International Conference and Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems. Otto, T. (ed.). Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, p. 194-199 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearch

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Cavity enhanced liquid-phase stopped-flow kinetics

Bajuszova, Z., Naif, H., Ali, Z., McGinnis, J. & Islam, M., 19 Dec 2017, In : The Analyst. 2, p. -

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Spectrum Analysis
cavity
Spectroscopy
kinetics
spectroscopy

Press / Media

Additive manufacturingPrint potential

Zulfiqur Ali

4/04/12

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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Partnerships Make All The Difference

Zulfiqur Ali

23/06/11

1 item of Media coverage

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Future Of 3d Printing Under The Spotlight

Zulfiqur Ali

5/04/12

1 item of Media coverage

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Thesis

Novel applications of optical analytical techniques

Author: Seetohul, L. N., 12 Jun 2009

Supervisor: Islam, M. (Supervisor), Ali, Z. (Supervisor) & Connolly, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Impedance Analysis and Mathematical Modelling of Immunosensor Biolayer

Author: Henderson, A. P., 8 Apr 2011

Supervisor: Ali, Z. (Supervisor) & Russell, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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The influence of cell-free Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG conditioned medium on macrophage functional activity

Author: Seenappanahalli Nanjundaiah, Y., 16 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Sarker, M. (Supervisor), Wright, D. (Supervisor) & Ali, Z. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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