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Zulf obtained a first degree in Chemistry from University of Greenwich (Thames Polytechnic) in 1986 and a PhD in instrumentation and analytical science from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1989. He was a research fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick prior to joining as an academic in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Brighton in 1990 and subsequently at Teesside University in 1996.
Zulf 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. Zulf 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.
Zulf 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. He 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
Zulf 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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SockectSense: Advanced sensor-based design and development of wearable prosthetic socket for amputees
Gao, J. & Ali, Z.
1/01/19 → 31/12/21
THYME: Scaled down automated micro-bioreactor system with integrated downstream analytics for bioprocessing
1/07/19 → 30/06/20
1/10/18 → 30/09/20
Ali, Z. & Zeng, Y.
1/02/18 → 31/10/20
1/10/17 → 31/07/19
Design and evaluation of a flexible dual-band meander line monopole antenna for on-and off-body healthcare applicationsAli, S. M., Sovuthy, C., Noghanian, S., Ali, Z., Abbasi, Q. H., Imran, M. A., Saeidi, T. & Socheatra, S., 22 Apr 2021, In: Micromachines. 12, 5, 475.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Scott, S. M. & Ali, Z., 18 Mar 2021, In: Micromachines. 12, 3, 319.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Latif, J., Mehryar, P., Hou, L. & Ali, Z., 16 Jun 2020, 2020 5th International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems, ICCCS 2020. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 71-75 5 p. 9118600. (2020 5th International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems, ICCCS 2020).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Teggert, A., Datta, H. & Ali, Z., 10 Mar 2020, In: Micromachines. 11, 3, 286.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Biosorption of copper using nopal fibres: moolooite formation and magnesium role in the reactive crystallization mechanismCarballo-Meilan, A., Hernández-Francisco, E., Sosa-Loyde, G., Bonilla-Cruz, J., Russell, P., Ali, Z., García-García, A., Arizpe-Zapata, A., Longoria-Rodríguez, F., Lara-Ceniceros, T. E. & Yin, C. Y., 30 Nov 2020, In: Cellulose. 27, 17, p. 10259-10276 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access