Ching-Yi Chang | Patient Care | Women Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Ching-Yi Chang | Patient Care | Women Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr at Ching-Yi Chang Taipei Medical University,  Taiwan

Dr. Ching-Yi Chang is currently an Associate professor at the Department of School of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University. Dr. Chang serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 47 educational technology journals. Her research interests include maternal and child health, mobile learning, digital game-based learning, flipped classrooms, medical education, and nursing education. Dr. Chang has published more than 41 academic papers. Among those publications, more than 37 papers are published in SSCI/SCI journals. Owing to her reputation in academic research and innovative inventions in education, she received the research award from the Taipei Medical University of Taiwan in the year 2023.




📚Academic Background

  • Ph.D., 2018, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education 🎓
  • M.S., 2007, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Department of Nurse-Midwifery and Women Health 🩺

 Current Position

  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing, College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University 🏫

 Reviewer Editorial Board Member 

BMC Medical Education (SCI) 📝CIN-Computers, Informatics, Nursing (SSCI/SCI) 🖥️Computers & Education (SSCI) 📚Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier) 🤖Computers and Education Open (Elsevier) 🌐Education Research International (Scopus) 📊Educational Technology and Society (SSCI) 🌍Heliyon (Elsevier) 🧬International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (Scopus) 📱Interactive Learning Environments (SSCI) 🎮INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing (SCI) 🏥Journal of Advanced Nursing (SCI) 🩺Journal of Education Research (TSSCI) 📖Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (SSCI) 💻Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (ACI) 🎨Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology (SCI) 👶New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (SSCI) 📽️Nursing Open (SCI) 🩹PLOS ONE (SSCI/SCI) 🔬Science Progress (SCI) 🚀

 Research Interest

Maternal and child health 👶Mobile learning 📱Digital game-based learning 🎮Flipped classroom 📚Medical education 🩺Nursing education 🏥

 Academic Awards

Administrative Service Award, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan (2023) 🏅Administrative Service Award, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan (2022) 🏅Administrative Service Award, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan (2021) 🏅Thesis Award, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan (2021) 📜Faculty Incentive-Research Project Performance Bonus, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan (2021) 💰

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Effects of birth ball exercise on pain and self-efficacy during childbirth: a randomised controlled trial in Taiwan
    • Authors: ML Gau, CY Chang, SH Tian, KC Lin
    • Journal: Midwifery
    • Year: 2011
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue: 6
    • Pages: e293-e300
    • Citations: 285


  1. Trends and research issues of mobile learning studies in nursing education: A review of academic publications from 1971 to 2016
    • Authors: CY Chang, CL Lai, GJ Hwang
    • Journal: Computers & Education
    • Year: 2018
    • Volume: 116
    • Pages: 28-48
    • Citations: 253


  1. A review of opportunities and challenges of chatbots in education
    • Authors: GJ Hwang, CY Chang
    • Journal: Interactive Learning Environments
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue: 7
    • Pages: 4099-4112
    • Citations: 237


  1. Trends in artificial intelligence-supported e-learning: A systematic review and co-citation network analysis (1998–2019)
    • Authors: KY Tang, CY Chang, GJ Hwang
    • Journal: Interactive Learning Environments
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 2134-2152
    • Citations: 213


  1. Trends in digital game-based learning in the mobile era: A systematic review of journal publications from 2007 to 2016
    • Authors: CY Chang, GJ Hwang
    • Journal: International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation
    • Year: 2019
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 68-90
    • Citations: 199


  1. Effects of spherical video-based virtual reality on nursing students’ learning performance in childbirth education training
    • Authors: CY Chang, HY Sung, JL Guo, BY Chang, FR Kuo
    • Journal: Interactive Learning Environments
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 400-416
    • Citations: 154


  1. Promoting students’ learning achievement and self‐efficacy: A mobile chatbot approach for nursing training
    • Authors: CY Chang, GJ Hwang, ML Gau
    • Journal: British Journal of Educational Technology
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 53
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 171-188
    • Citations: 138


  1. Learning to be a writer: A spherical video‐based virtual reality approach to supporting descriptive article writing in high school Chinese courses
    • Authors: HL Huang, GJ Hwang, CY Chang
    • Journal: British Journal of Educational Technology
    • Year: 2020
    • Volume: 51
    • Issue: 4
    • Pages: 1386-1405
    • Citations: 116


  1. From experiencing to critical thinking: a contextual game-based learning approach to improving nursing students’ performance in electrocardiogram training
    • Authors: CY Chang, CH Kao, GJ Hwang, FH Lin
    • Journal: Educational Technology Research and Development
    • Year: 2020
    • Volume: 68
    • Pages: 1225-1245
    • Citations: 105


Divya Kumar | Clinical |Best Researcher Award

Dr. ‌Divya Kumar |Clinical| Best Researcher Award

Dr at McLean Hospital, United States

Divya Kumar is a dedicated clinical psychologist with a focus on affective disorders and behavioral interventions. Currently completing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Divya’s research and clinical experiences span various settings, including academic institutions and healthcare facilities. With expertise in positive affect dysregulation and depression treatment, Divya has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and presented at national conferences. Their commitment to teaching and mentorship is evident through roles as an instructor and teaching assistant. Divya’s comprehensive training and contributions to the field make them a valuable asset in clinical research and practice.




McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Belmont, MA Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Psychology July 2023 – Present Pre-Doctoral Intern, Clinical Psychology July 2022 – June 2023 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology July 2023 Advisor: Alicia E. Meuret, Ph.D. Dissertation: A randomized controlled trial of brief behavioral activation plus savoring for positive emotion dysregulation in university students Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology August 2020 Advisor: Alicia E. Meuret, Ph.D. Thesis: Walking on the bright side: Associations between depression, affect, and gait Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology December 2014

Honours and awards 🏆

🏆 2024 Career Development Leadership Program Anxiety and Depression Association of America🎓 2017 – 2023 University Ph.D. Fellowship Award Southern Methodist University🏅 2022 Virginia Roswell Student Dissertation Award Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies🔬 2019 President Partner’s Grant Southern Methodist University (CO-I: Alicia Meuret)🎖️ 2019 Honorable Mention for Graduate Research Fellowship Program National Science Foundation🥇 2019 Graduate Student Research Day Award Dedman College, Southern Methodist University

manuscripts in peer reviewed journals

Kumar, D., Corner, S., Kim, R., Meuret, A. (2024). A randomized controlled trial of brief behavioral activation plus savoring for positive affect dysregulation in university students. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 104525. Alvi, T., Kumar, D., Tabak, B. (2022). Social anxiety and behavioral assessments of social cognition: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 311, 17-30. Kumar, D., Villarreal, D. J., Meuret, A. E. (2021). Walking on the bright side: Relations between depression, affect, and gait. PLoS one, 16(12), e0260893. Kumar, D., Tully, L.M., Iosif, A.M., Nye, K.E., Zakskorn, L.N., Zia, A., Niendam, T.A. (2018). A mobile health platform for clinical monitoring in early psychosis: implementation in community-based outpatient early psychosis care. Journal of Medical Internet Research Mental Health, 5(1): e15. Niendam, T.A., Tully, L.M., Iosif, A.M., Kumar, D., Burch, K., Denton, J., Zakskorn, L., Fedechko, T., Pierce, K. (2018). Enhancing early psychosis treatment using smartphone technology Part I: Feasibility and validity. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 96, 239-246.

Clinical Experience 🏥

Behavioral Health Partial Hospitalization Program, McLean Hospital Belmont, MA Psychology Intern | July 2022 – July 2023As a psychology intern, I provided brief intervention for patients in the partial hospital program, drawing skills from CBT, ACT, and DBT. Additionally, I led and co-led skills-based groups on empirically supported therapies weekly. Moreover, I provided individual ERP therapy through the McLean Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute as part of a 3-month rotation and individual psychotherapy through the McLean OnTrack Early Psychosis Clinic. 🩺Treatment for Affective Dimensions Study, Dallas, TX Study Therapist | August 2018 – June 2022In this role, I provided psychotherapy related to increasing positive affect through behavioral activation, positive cognitive strategies, and mindfulness practices. I also offered psychotherapy related to decreasing negative affect through inhibitory learning model exposures, cognitive restructuring, and respiratory biofeedback. Furthermore, I conducted structured diagnostic evaluations (SCID-5) for study intake. 🧠SMU Psychology Clinic, Dallas, TX
Advanced Practicum Student | June 2021 – June 2022At the SMU Psychology Clinic, I provided structured diagnostic interviews and individual psychotherapy via telehealth to adult clients in Dallas using empirically-supported treatments such as CBT, ACT, and CPT. Additionally, I conducted symptom-based evaluations of trauma in collaboration with the Human Rights Initiative of Dallas for individuals seeking legal citizenship through the U-VISA program and Violence Against Women Act. 💬Behavioral Activation plus Savoring Study, Dallas, TX
Principal Investigator/Study Therapist | July 2021 – June 2022In this position, I served as the principal study therapist, providing two sessions of brief behavioral activation plus savoring therapy for university students with low positive affect. I also created therapy manuals and homework assignments for a randomized controlled trial and trained master’s-level graduate students in delivering manualized treatment. 📚Veteran’s Association North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, TX Practicum Student | August 2020 – June 2021During my time here, I provided individual psychotherapy via Telehealth utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Veterans for symptoms relating to depression, anxiety, and physical health. Additionally, I engaged in individual supervision to enhance competency in providing gender-affirming care. 🔍

Additional Clinical Training Experience and Workshops 🎓

In addition to my clinical experience, I’ve undertaken various training sessions and workshops to enhance my skills and knowledge in the field of psychology:

Positive Affect Treatment Training 🌟Inhibitory Exposure (Negative Affect Treatment Training) 🛑Psychological Assessment Series Training: Millon Multiaxial Clinical Inventory 📝Psychological Assessment Series Training: Personality Assessment Inventory 🧠Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics 💭Treatment for Affective Disorders 🌈Capnometry-Assisted Respiratory Training 💨Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 🧠Integrated Psychosis Assessment Training 🔄Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 (SCID-5) Training 💬Training in Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism 🧩


Publications Top Notes 📝


  1. Enhancing Early Psychosis Treatment Using Smartphone Technology: A Longitudinal Feasibility and Validity Study
    • Journal: Journal of Psychiatric Research, 2018
    • Citations: 117
    • Authors: T.A. Niendam, L.M. Tully, A.M. Iosif, D. Kumar, K.E. Nye, J.C. Denton, …


  1. A Mobile Health Platform for Clinical Monitoring in Early Psychosis: Implementation in Community-based Outpatient Early Psychosis Care
    • Journal: JMIR Mental Health, 2018
    • Citations: 75
    • Authors: D. Kumar, L.M. Tully, A.M. Iosif, L.N. Zakskorn, K.E. Nye, A. Zia, T.A. Niendam


  1. Social Anxiety and Behavioral Assessments of Social Cognition: A Systematic Review
    • Journal: Journal of Affective Disorders, 2022
    • Citations: 23
    • Authors: T. Alvi, D. Kumar, B.A. Tabak


  1. Walking on the Bright Side: Associations Between Affect, Depression, and Gait
    • Journal: PLOS One, 2021
    • Citations: 7
    • Authors: D. Kumar, D.J. Villarreal, A.E. Meuret


  1. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Brief Behavioral Activation Plus Savoring for Positive Affect Dysregulation in University Students
    • Journal: Behaviour Research and Therapy, 2024
    • Authors: D. Kumar, S. Corner, R. Kim, A. Meuret


Hafsah Akhtar | Biomaterials | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Hafsah Akhtar | Biomaterials | Best Researcher Award

Dr at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Pranali Parab is a highly skilled researcher with extensive experience in biomaterials and biomedical engineering. With a Ph.D. in Biomaterials from The University of Sheffield and a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences from NUST Islamabad, her expertise spans ceramic and polymer synthesis, chemical characterizations, and cell culture techniques. Pranali has demonstrated leadership as a research associate, lab in-charge, and graduate teaching assistant, supervising numerous projects and interns. She has received several awards and grants for her outstanding contributions to the field. Pranali is passionate about bone repair and regeneration and actively contributes to research and technology awareness initiatives.





PhD in Biomaterials Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom2017-2022 PhD Thesis: Metal Oxide Substituted Polyurethane foams for enhanced craniofacial bone repair: Exploring the properties of Cerium, Zirconium, and Copper-doped Zinc Oxide nanoparticles as potential additives for bone regeneration and angiogenesis. Project Supervisor: Prof. Gwendolen Reilly MS in Biomedical Sciences School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan 2013-2015 Master’s Thesis: Designing and Fabrication of a functional stent graft for the treatment of Oesophageal Cancer (Higher Education Commission funded project). Project Supervisor: Dr. Murtaza Najabat Ali BS in Applied Biosciences Atta ur Rehman School of Applied Biosciences, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan 2009-2013 Bachelor’s thesis: Identification of Mycoviral infections in environmental fungal isolates (Higher Education Commission Project). Project Supervisor: Dr. Muhammad Faraz Bhatti


Professional Experience

Research Associate ‘Member Bone Research Group’ Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), Lahore. 2016-Present Lab In-charge & Advanced User Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope. Graduate Teaching Assistant University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. 2018-2021 Professional Behaviour and Ethical Conduct Module for PhD Students. Diamond Labs. Chemical and Biological Engineering Labs. Department of Mechanical Engineering Labs. Research Supervision Master’s Students (2 Co-supervisions), IRCBM, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore campus. Master’s Students (2 Co-supervisions), Undergraduate Summer Student (1 Co-supervision), University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Research Internees (2) from Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland. Erasmus Research Mobility Program. Intern Seed Biotech Lab, Centre for Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB), Lahore, Pakistan. 2012 (6 weeks) Intern Molecular Biology Lab, Atta ur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan. 2010 (6 weeks)

Academic Projects 🎓🔬📚

Solvent Casting/Particle Leaching (SCPL) Scaffold Synthesis for Craniofacial Bone Repair (Completed) Role of Zinc Oxide in Bone Regeneration (Completed) Cell Attachment and Biocompatibility of Next Generation Oxide Containing Bioactive Scaffolds for Craniofacial Vascularization and Bone Regeneration (Completed) Cell Viability, Mineralization, and Collagen Production of hTERT BMSCs in Basal and Osteogenic Media (Completed) Bioactive Scaffolds for Orbital Floor Repair and Regeneration (Completed) Evaluation of Analgesic Effect of Honey, Mint, Aloe Vera, and Rose Water in Balb/c Mice: Comparative Study (Completed) Development of Novel Biofunctional Polymer-Based Natural Biomaterial Films and Surfaces for Biomedical Applications (Completed) Evaluation of LDA, QDA, and Decision Trees for Multifunctional Controlled Below Elbow Prosthetic Limb Using EMG Signals (Completed) Designing and Simulation Analysis of Tracheal Splint Coated with Adipose Stem Cells for the Treatment of Weak Trachea (Birth Disorder) (Completed)


Awards 🏆🎖️

Learned Society University of Sheffield Travel Grant WBC Glasgow 2020 (Virtual), United Kingdom (2020) Learned Society University of Sheffield Travel Grant TERMIS EU MEETING 2019, United Kingdom (2019) Armours and Brasiers Travel Grant TERMIS EU MEETING 2019, United Kingdom (2019) Learned Society University of Sheffield Travel Grant BioMedEng 2019, United Kingdom (2019) Engineering Research Symposium – University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (1st Position – Materials, 2019) 2nd Year Postgraduate Poster Presentation – University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (Runners Up, 2019) Doctoral Academy Award, University of Sheffield for Doctoral Studies (2017) Best Poster Presentation Award, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan (2014) 3rd Position in Annual Career Fair Poster Presentation ASAB, NUST, Pakistan (2014) Rector’s High Achiever’s Award for Position and Participation in All Pakistan Competitions, NUST, Pakistan (2013) 3rd Position ‘Invent a Blueprint’ All Pakistan Math Olympiad, GIK Institute of Engineering, Pakistan (2012) Member of the Year Award NUST Science Society, NUST, Pakistan (2011) Fauji Fertilizers Company Merit Scholarship (2009-2015)


Technical Skills 💻🔧📊

  • Technical Procedures: Ceramic and Polymer Synthesis, Chemical and Physical Characterizations, Cell Culture, ELISA.
  • Equipment Trainings: Fluorescent Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscope, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscope, RAMAN Spectroscopy, Plasma Spray Coating, Confocal Microscopy, X-Ray Diffraction.
  • Technical Software: GraphPad Prism, Image J, Wildfire PRO Engineer, AUTOCAD, SolidWorks, Fusion 360.
  • Application Packages: MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Mendeley, EndNote.

Administrative Skills 📊📝📋

  • Management, Analytical, and Coordination Skills

Extracurricular Activities 🌟📰📚

Founder of ‘The Inside Story’ – A Social Media Project for the Awareness of Research and Technology Among Masses (2014-2016), Author at Student Run Online Magazine ‘I R Nustian’ (2013-2014), Joint Secretary Information, NUST Science Society (2011-2012), Director Public Relations, NUST Science Society (2010-2011)

Research Interests 🧪🔬

    • Biomaterials, Ceramics, and Bio composites for Bone Repair and Regeneration, Multifunctional Biomaterials


Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Therapeutic efficacy of neurostimulation for depression: techniques, current modalities, and future challenges
    • Authors: H Akhtar, F Bukhari, M Nazir, MN Anwar, A Shahzad
    • Journal: Neuroscience bulletin
    • Pages: 115-126
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 60


  • Development of K-doped ZnO nanoparticles encapsulated crosslinked chitosan based new membranes to stimulate angiogenesis in tissue engineered skin grafts
    • Authors: L Shahzadi, AA Chaudhry, AR Aleem, MH Malik, K Ijaz, H Akhtar, F Alvi, …
    • Journal: International journal of biological macromolecules
    • Volume: 120
    • Pages: 721-728
    • Year: 2018
    • Citations: 37


  • Development of biocomposites from coir fibre and poly (caprolactone) by solvent casting technique
    • Authors: HC Obasi, AA Chaudhry, K Ijaz, H Akhtar, MH Malik
    • Journal: Polymer Bulletin
    • Pages: 1-13
    • Year: 2017
    • Citations: 19


  • New biofunctional loading of natural antimicrobial agent in biodegradable polymeric films for biomedical applications
    • Authors: B Ghafoor, MN Ali, U Ansari, MF Bhatti, M Mir, H Akhtar, F Darakhshan
    • Journal: International journal of biomaterials
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 18


  • Zinc containing calcium phosphates obtained via microwave irradiation of suspensions
    • Authors: AA Chaudhry, H Khalid, M Zahid, K Ijaz, H Akhtar, B Younas, F Manzoor, …
    • Journal: Materials Chemistry and Physics
    • Volume: 276
    • Pages: 124921
    • Year: 2022
    • Citations: 8


Zeinab Ramezani | Biosensor | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Zeinab Ramezani | Biosensor | Best Researcher Award

PHD at the University of Miami and Semnan University, United States

👩‍🔬Zeinab Ramezani, a versatile researcher and educator, specializes in semiconductor physics, nanotechnology, and optoelectronic devices. As a Research Scientist at the University of Miami, she explores multifunctional nanoparticles for brain circuitry stimulation. With a Ph.D. from the University of Miami and Semnan University, her expertise spans modeling magnetoelectric nanoparticles for medical applications and analyzing nano-scale field-effect transistors. Ramezani’s teaching experience includes roles at Islamic Azad University and various institutions in Tehran. Recognized for her outstanding contributions, she has received awards such as Top Female Inventor and Researcher at IAU, Tehran, Iran. Ramezani’s dedication to advancing science is evident through her extensive publications and editorial roles..🌟 Biosensor


🔬 Experience

Research Scientist, University of Miami, FL, USA (2023-Present): Investigating multifunctional nanoparticles for stimulating brain circuitry under NSF project. Research Scientist, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA (2019-2021): Designed and simulated Neural Interface devices. Explored wide bandgap materials for optoelectronic devices. Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran (2017-2019): Taught courses and supervised theses in semiconductor physics and devices. Adjunct. Assistant Professor, Various Institutions, Tehran, Iran (2017-2019): Taught Electronic, Electrical circuits, and Digital Design. Lecturer/Instructor, Various Institutions, Tehran, Iran (2012-2017): Delivered lectures and labs on semiconductor physics and devices. Biosensor


Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA (2021-2023): Thesis: Modeling of Magnetoelectric Nanoparticles for Medical Applications. Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Semnan University (Collaboration with Tehran University), Iran (2014-2017): Thesis: Analysis and Modeling of Short Channel Effects of Nano-Scale Field-Effect Transistors on SOI Technology. M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Semnan University, Iran (2011-2013): Thesis: Analysis and Performance Improvement of Modified Structure Silicon-On-Insulator Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors. B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Technical and Vocational University, Tehran, Iran (2007-2011): Thesis: Ad hoc networks and its simulation by NS2. Biosensor


🎓 🛠️ Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA (2021-2022): Instructor for Digital Design Lab and Digital Design courses. Assistant Professor/Lecturer/Instructor, Various Institutions, Tehran, Iran (2012-2019): Taught courses in Semiconductor Physics and Devices, Digital Design, and Electrical circuits.

📜Computational Skills

  • Proficient in MATLAB, C/C++, Python, Verilog. Experienced in device simulation software like Atlas and Athena from Silvaco. Familiar with software tools like Lumerical, Cadence, and COMSOL.

Experimental Skills

Design and Simulation of different Transistors. Power Control Modules Design. Expertise in FPGA including DE1 board. Proficient in working with electronic hardware and measuring instruments. Biosensor

Honors & Awards

Received multiple awards including Top Female Inventor and Researcher at IAU, Tehran, Iran. Recognized with Academic Talent Award by Iran’s National Elites Foundation.


Holds three issued patents in semiconductor devices from the Iranian research organization.

Research Interests

Semiconductor Device Physics: Theory, simulation, modeling, analysis, and characterization of novel electronics devices and materials. Power Semiconductor Devices: Wide bandgap semiconductors. Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Devices. Optoelectronic Devices: Electrical and optical neural interfaces. Bioelectronics & Biosensors. Magnetoelectric Nanoparticles, Nanomedicine, Nanomagnetics. Biosensor

Publications Top Notes 📝


hrishti Singh | Biomedical Engineering | Women Researcher Award

 Dr. hrishti Singh | Biomedical Engineering | Women Researcher Award

 Dr. George Mason University, United States

👩‍🔬 With 5 years of experience as a biomedical engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur, I specialize in developing translational contrast agent platforms for enhancing early-stage tumor diagnosis. Additionally, I possess 1 year of healthcare product management experience as a Co-Founder of a biotech start-up. My expertise lies in problem-solving, stakeholder relationship management, and project planning, with a strong passion for innovation and improving patient outcomes through healthcare product development and leadership.




Education 📚

PhD in Bioengineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Aug. 2017 – Dec. 2022)Masters in Biomedical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT (Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2017)Bachelors in Engineering (B.E) in Biotechnology, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka (Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2015)

Technical Skills 🛠️

Languages: Python, Matlab, Perl

Software Skills: Nanoscale Molecular Dynamics (NAMD), Adobe Illustrator

Experimental Skills: Gel Electrophoresis, Western Blotting, Flow Cytometry, Cell Culture, Biomaterial Design, Synthesis and Characterization, Lipid Nanoparticle Synthesis, Rheology of Soft Materials, Cyclic Voltammetry, Electroimpedance Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), In-vitro Tissue Models, DNA Extraction, Cell Transfection, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), In-vivo Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging

Research Awards 🏅

WeSci Women in STEM Crowdfunding Campaign Winner, 2023George Mason University Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, 2023Biomedical Engineering Society Advanced Biomanufacturing (AbioM) Best Graduate Work Award, 2023George Mason University Office of Provost and Executive Vice-President Award, 2018University of Bridgeport School of Engineering Academic Accomplishment, 2017University of Bridgeport Faculty Research Day, Winner of Best Graduate Poster, 2017ASEE Northeast Conference, Honorable Mention in Best Graduate Poster, 2016IEEE CT-IETA, Third Place in Best Graduate Poster, 2016IEEE CT-IETA, Honorable Mention in Best Graduate Poster, 2016Ramaiah Institute of Technology Alumni Association, Best B.E Project, 2015

Highlighted Presentation 🎤

  • Gordon Imaging Institute and MGH, Harvard University (Invite) Aug. 2023
    • Oral: Non-invasive Whole Body PA Imaging of Small Animals using ICG dye constructs. Cambridge, MA

Presentations 📊

Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Oct. 2022Virginia Catalyst Conference Sept. 2022George Mason University ”Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference” Mar. 2022Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Oct. 2020Materials Research Society Annual Meeting Dec. 2019

Leadership and Volunteer Experience 🤝

President of Graduate Association for Bioengineering Students at George Mason University.Member of International Student Advisory Board at George Mason University.Responsible for mentoring undergraduate students.Part of Letters to Pre-Scientist Program exchanging letters with middle and high school female students to demonstrate the importance of women in STEM.

Relevant Skills 🧪

  • Nanomedicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Contrast Agents
  • Drug Delivery
  • Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Rational Design of Solutions to Health Problems
  • Grant Writing
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Strong Communication

Entrepreneurial Experience 💼

NIRView Biosciences Inc. (March 2023 – Present)Co-Founder and CEO, Fairfax, VA Responsible for identifying customer needs, conducting product-market fit analysis, and building sustainable business and revenue models. Define the vision of the product and communicate it to the product development team and stakeholders. Proposal writing to secure non-dilutive funding from different government agencies. National Science Foundation I-Corps Entrepreneurial Program (May 2023 – July 2023)Entrepreneurial Lead, NSF I-Corps Bay Area Node, UC Berkley Determined business plans, mission statements, and visions for public health products. Conducted extensive customer discovery interviews to determine product-market fit.

Relevant Media and Websites 📰

Relevant Awards 🏆

Key Personnel and Investigator on NSF Grant Award Number 2325234.1st place winner and Mason’s Choice Winner of Patriot Pitch Competition (2023).2nd place winner of Accelerate Investor Conference (2023) pitch competition.Principal Investigator on NSF Small Business Innovation and Research Grant.Contrast agent technology selected as STAT News Best 64 technologies in the United States, 2023.

Research Experience 📊

George Mason UniversityPostdoctoral Research Fellow (March 2023 – Present)Graduate Research Assistant (August 2019 – December 2022)Graduate Research Assistant (August 2017 – August 2018)

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Title: Synthesis of DNA origami scaffolds: current and emerging strategies
  • Authors: J Bush, S Singh, M Vargas, E Oktay, CH Hu, R Veneziano
  • Journal: Molecules
  • Year: 2020


  • Title: Solar cells with PbS quantum dot sensitized TiO2–multiwalled carbon nanotube composites, sulfide-titania gel and tin sulfide coated C-fabric
  • Authors: RK Kokal, M Deepa, A Kalluri, S Singh, I Macwan, PK Patra, J Gilarde
  • Journal: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
  • Year: 2017



  • Title: Interactions between avidin and graphene for development of a biosensing platform
  • Authors: I Macwan, MDH Khan, A Aphale, S Singh, J Liu, M Hingorani, P Patra
  • Journal: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • Year: 2017



  • Title: Size-tunable ICG-based contrast agent platform for targeted near-infrared photoacoustic imaging.
  • Authors: S Singh, G Giammanco, CH Hu, J Bush, LS Cordova, DJ Lawrence, …
  • Journal: Photoacoustics
  • Year: 2023



  • Title: A Computational Approach for Understanding the Interactions between Graphene Oxide and Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase with Implications for Heart Failure
  • Authors: A Ray, I Macwan, S Singh, S Silwal, P Patra
  • Journal: Nanomaterials
  • Year: 2018



  • Title: Versatile encapsulation and synthesis of potent liposomes by thermal equilibration
  • Authors: SA Roberts, C Lee, S Singh, N Agrawal
  • Journal: Membranes
  • Year: 2022



  • Title: Increasing Vaccine Production using Pulsed Ultrasound Waves
  • Authors: J Xing, S Singh, Y Zhao, Y Duan, H Guo, C Hu, A Ma, R George, JZ Xing, …
  • Journal: PLOS One
  • Year: 2017



  • Title: Autonomously Propelled Colloids for Penetration and Payload Delivery in Complex Extracellular Matrices
  • Authors: S Singh, J Moran
  • Journal: Micromachines
  • Year: 2022



  • Title: Rational design of ICG-based contrast agents for near-infrared photoacoustic imaging
  • Authors: M Hanafi, N Such, G Giammanco, S Singh, D Wegierak, E Abenojar, …
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2024


  • Title: Transcranial photoacoustic imaging with ICG J-aggregates for imaging blood-brain barrier leak following LPS-induced neuroinflammation
  • Authors: FJ Bodera, S Singh, R Veneziano, PV Chitnis, MJ McVey, MC Kolios
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2024



  • Title: Modified j-aggregates and conjugates thereof
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  • Journal: US Patent App.
  • Year: 2023


  • Title: Indocyanine green-based in-vivo photoacoustic imaging contrast agent platform (Conference Presentation)
  • Authors: S Singh, G Giammanco, C Hu, J Bush, LS Cordova, DJ Lawrence, …
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2023


  • Title: Computational Investigation of Chirality-Based Separation of Carbon Nanotubes Using Tripeptide Library
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  • Year: 2023




Mavis Boakye-Yiadom | clinical research | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Mavis Boakye-Yiadom | clinical research | Best Researcher Award

 Dr. Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Ghana


A dedicated herbal medicine practitioner and researcher with extensive experience in clinical pharmacology and traditional medicine. Holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, focusing on psychometric measures of dyspepsia patients. Also, possesses an M.Sc. in Chinese Materia Medica and a B.Sc. in Herbal Medicine. Currently, serving as Resident Medical Herbalist and Head of Department at the Centre for Plant Medicine Research, with a track record of regulatory and teaching roles. Actively contributes to advisory committees and holds memberships in various professional bodies, demonstrating a commitment to advancing herbal medicine and healthcare quality.





Educational Qualification 🎓

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Pharmacology)Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (08/2015 – 09/2021)Research focus: Psychometric measures of patients presenting with Dyspepsia at the Centre for Plant Medicine Research Clinic, Mampong-Akuapem, Eastern Region, Ghana Masters in Chinese Materia Medica (Natural Product Chemistry)Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China (09/2009 – 06/2012)Research focus: Isolation of chemical constituents and rapid profiling of PhGs from the rhizomes of Cistanche deserticola Y. C. Ma based on modern analytical chemistry methods Bachelor of Science (Honors) Herbal Medicine Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (08/2001 – 06/2005)Research focus: Management of Infertility in Agrata Herbal Centre Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, Elective ScienceSt. Louis Secondary School, Kumasi, Ghana (09/1997 – 12/2000)Primary and Junior Secondary School, Basic Education Certificate Examination Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (09/1988 – 08/1997)

Work Experience 💼

Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Mampong-Akuapem, Ghana (02/2013 – Present)Resident Medical Herbalist and ResearcherHead of Department, Clinical Research Department (since 2015)University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana (09/2018 – 09/2021)Part-time Lecturer in Traditional Medicine for Third Year Physician Assistant studentsSt. Luke Natural Health Clinic, Tema, Ghana (10/2008 – 08/2009)Resident Medical HerbalistTraditional Medicine Practice Council, Ministry of Health, Accra, Ghana (01/2008 – 10/2008)Regulatory OfficerFood and Drugs Board, Accra, Ghana (04/2007 – 12/2007)Regulatory OfficerTetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, Mampong-Akuapem, Ghana (11/2006 – 04/2007)Intern Medical HerbalistCentre for Plant Medicine Research, Mampong-Akuapem, Ghana (09/2005 – 09/2006)Intern Medical HerbalistAgrata Natural Health Centre, Kumasi, Ghana (05/2005)Student Medical Herbalist (Attachment)J. H Herbal Centre, Kumasi, Ghana (05/2002)Student Medical Herbalist (Attachment)

Advisory Committees 🤝

Technical Advisory Committee, Clinical Trials of the Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana (Member)Technical Advisory Support in Traditional Medicine, West African Health Organisation (Member)Technical Advisory Support in Healthcare Quality, West African Health Organisation (Member)Research Committee of the Ministry of Health, Ghana (Member)Curriculum Review Committee on Master of Science degree in Medicinal Plant Research and Drug Development programme at Pan African University for Life and Earth Sciences Institute, Nigeria (Member)Review of Antimalarial Medicine Policy, National Malaria Control Programme, Ghana (Member)Technical Working Group to review monographs on medicinal plants (Member)Review of malaria case management guideline document (Member)Malaria Elimination Think Tank Workshop (Member)

Awards and Group Memberships 🏆

Member: Centre for Plant Medicine’s Oku Ampofo’s Conference Planning Committee (2023)Member: Centre for Plant Medicine’s Oku Ampofo’s Conference Reviewers Committee (2023)Member: Centre for Plant Medicine Research Risk Management Committee (2023)Member: Ad Hoc committee for the establishment of a Centre for Plant Medicine Research Herbal Clinic in Accra and other parts of the countryMember: GSDF proposal and implementation Committee (2023)Member: Centre for Plant Medicine’s Oku Ampofo’s Conference Science Committee (2022)Member: Communication Committee of the Centre for Plant Medicine ResearchMember: 45th Anniversary Planning Committee, Centre for Plant Medicine ResearchMember: Quality Manual Development Committee, Centre for plant Medicine ResearchMember: Research Policy Committee, Centre for Plant Medicine ResearchJudge-Science fair 2011, Tianjin International School, TianjinWinner-2009 Chinese Competition for foreign students in Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.Member/Secretary – Planning Committee for the 6th Traditional Medicine Day/9th Ghana Traditional Medicine Week Celebration.Member/Ex-General Secretary: Ghana Association of Medical Herbalists

Publications Top Notes 📝


Wang, T., An, Y., Zhao, C., Han, L., Boakye-Yiadom, M., Wang, W., & Zhang, Y. (2011). Regulation effects of Crataegus pinnatifida leaf on glucose and lipids metabolism. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59(9), 4987–4994.


Han, L., Boakye-Yiadom, M., Liu, E., Zhang, Y., Li, W., Song, X., Fu, F., & Gao, X. (2012). Structural characterisation and identification of phenylethanoid glycosides from Cistanches deserticola Y.C. Ma by UHPLC/ESI-QTOF-MS/MS. Phytochemical Analysis: PCA, 23(6), 668–676.


Han, L., Ji, L., Boakye-Yiadom, M., Li, W., Song, X., & Gao, X. (2012). Preparative isolation and purification of four compounds from Cistanches deserticola Y.C. Ma by high-speed counter-current chromatography. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 17(7), 8276–8284.


Han, L., Boakye-Yiadom, M., Zhang, Y., Zhang, P., Liu, E., Wang, T., & Gao, X. (2014). Separation and purification of two isomeric saponins from Albiziae cortex by High-Speed Counter-Current Chromatography and Preparative High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. Separation Science and Technology, 49(4), 594-600.


Thomford, K. P., Edoh, D. A., Thomford, A. K., Boakye- Yiadom, M., Yirenkyi, A., Attuah. K., & Appiah, A. A. (2014). Effectiveness of the combination of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta and Clausena anisata in uncomplicated malaria. International Journal of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2(12), 1367-1370.


Boakye-Yiadom, M., Han, L., Li, W., Zhang, Y., Liu, E., Song, X., & Wang, T. (2016). Chemical Constituents from the stems of Cistanche deserticola. Chinese Herbal Medicines, 8(3), 293-296.


Boakye-Yiadom, M., Offei-Abrokwa, D., Sapaty, C., Yeboah, R., & Ocloo, A. (2016). Retrospective study on Mist Diodia, as an antihypertensive. Journal of Natural Science Research, 6(24).


Antwi, S., Asiedu-Larbi, J., Martey, O., Quasie, O., Boakye-Yiadom, M., Ayertey, F., Yeboah, R., Sapaty, C. A., Offei-Abrokwa, D., Oduro-Mensah, D., Kumatia, E. K., & Ocloo, A. (2019). Safety and Effectiveness of Mist Antiaris, a Herbal Preparation for Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy. BioMed Research International, 2019, 2607872.