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

🎓Education

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.

Patents

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 📝

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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.

 

Profile

Scholar

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
  • Authors: R Veneziano, PV Chitnis, S Singh
  • 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
  • Authors: S Singh, HR Divecha, A Ayoola, M Xavierselvan, J Devlin, I Macwan
  • Journal: Biomolecules
  • Year: 2023