May 2022: Welcome to our new lab members Rouba, Megan and Ibraheem! Check our Members page know more about Rouba, Megan and Ibraheem and their research projects.
May 2022: Mohamed Agam successfully defends his Master thesis. Congratulations Mohamed!
April 2022: Dr. Abdelgawad gives a lectures titled “How to be a good graduate student?” to CEN students at AUS as part of the student club of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
March 2022: Dr. Abdelgawad receives a Faculty Research Grant valued at 483,500 AED to develop a microfluidic platform for ex-vivo evaluation of uptake of estrone liposomes by breast cells.
March 2022: Welcome to our newest lab member Ahmed Azmeer! Ahmed graduated from AUS with a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering in Fall 2021 and will be joining the lab as a research assistant. We wish Ahmed all the success with his research project.
March 2022: Dr. Abdelgawad gives a webinar for the Technical Community on Bionanotechnology and BioMEMS which is part of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
December 2021: Malik Al-Lababidi successfully defends his Master thesis. Congratulations Malik!
November 2021: Dr. Abdelgawad gives an invited talk titled "Mechanical Properties of Eutopic Endometrial Cells as a Biomarker for Endometriosis" in The 15th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED 2021) which was held virtually between 15-18 November, 2021.
October 2021: Dr. Abdelgawad gives a talk titled "The Role of Mechanical Engineering in Medical Diagnostics" on OCtober 25th. The talk was organized by Egypt chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
October 2021: Dr. Abdelgawad is invited to give a talk at Ajman University on October 20th in their webinar series titled "Nanotechnology in Disease Management".
October 2021: Dr. Abdelgawad and Malik Al-Lababidi travel to Palm Springs in California to attend microTAS 2021.
September 2021: Our paper titled "The Effect of Conjugating Estrone, the Concentration of PEG, and Flowrate Ratio on the Size of Liposomes Prepared in a Herringbone Micromixer" was accepted as an oral presentation in The 15th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED 2021) which will be held virtually between 15-18 November, 2021.
July 2021: Our new paper titled "minimum actuatable droplet volume in single-plate digital microfluidics devices with all-grounded electrodes" was accepted as a poster in The 25th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2021).
June 2021: Dr. Abdelgawad gave a series of weekly online lectures titled "Essential Research Skills" for research assistants and junior faculty at Faculty of Engineering in Assiut University.
March 2021: Dr. Abdelgawad gave a talk titled "An insight on microfluidics”, as part of the activities of ASME Student Chapter at AUS as part of their collaboration with RIT University in India, March 2021.
February 2021: Dr. Abdelgawad gives two online lectures on best practices in writing and publishing journal papers at Faculty of Engineering in Assiut University.
January 2021: Please join us in welcoming our new lab member Aisha Hamidu. Aisha will be working on analysis of sperm swimming behavior using microfluidics.
January 2021: Our paper on developing a microfluidics device for dissociation of clinical tissue into single cells has been accepted for publication in Biomedical Microdevices.
November 2020: Dr. Abdelgawad attends microTAS 2020 online. Kudos to the organizers for an amazing online conference!
October 2020: Dr. Abdelgawad is invited to give an online workshop on writing grant proposals at Nile University in Egypt.
October 2020: Check our new paper "Microchannel geometry vs flow parameters for controlling nanoprecipitation of polymeric nanoparticles" published in Colloids and Surfaces A.
September 2020: Please join us in welcoming our new lab member Mohamed Agam. Mohamed will be working on preparation of liposomes using microfluidics.
May 2020: Check our review titled "Digital microfluidics: Automating Liquid Handling on the Microscale" in IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine.
March 2020: Lab member Basmah Al-Khawajah received an undergraduate research grant for her senior design project titled" Development of a Multilayer paper-based Digital Microfluidic Devices"
February 2020: Dr. Abdelgawad is awarded a Faculty Research Grant (FRG20) to study swimming behavior of sperm cells inside microchannels.
January 2020: Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad gave an invited talk titled "Effect of Geometrical and Flow parameters on Nanoprecipitation of Polymeric Nanoparticles Inside Microchannels”, at The 3rd New York University in Abu Dhabi Biomedical and Biosystems Conference, Abu-Dhabi, UAE, 12-14 January, 2020.
November 2019: The senior design team from Computer Science department co-advised by Dr. Michel Pasquier and Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad was awarded an undergraduate research grant of 5,000 AED to build a portable platform for counting white blood cells using a smartphone. Congratulations to team members: Touqa, Nour, Beesan, and Maryam!
November 2019: Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad is invited to give a talk titled "Mechanical Properties of Biological Cells as a Biomarker for Diagnostics" at the International Workshop on Biosensors and Biotechnology held at the American University in Cairo (AUC) on 20th November, 2019. Read More
October 2019: Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad attends microTAS 2019 in Switzerland as a member of the Technical Program Committee.
September 2019: Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad gives and invited talk at the Engineering Division seminar series at New York University in Abu Dhabi. The talk was titled "Microfluidics tools for reproductive health".
August 2019: Work of previous master student, Alsaeed Abualsayed, titled "Miniaturized Preparation of Polymeric Nanoparticles Using Droplet Manipulation on Open Surfaces" has been accepted in Micro and Nano Letters. Congratulations Alsaeed!
August 2019: Our paper titled "Performance of using deformability of endometrial cells as a diagnostic test for endometriosis" has been accepted as a late news paper in microTAS 2019 to be held in Basel, Switzerland in October, 2019.
May 2019: Work of previous master student, Ahmad Altayeb, on modeling calorimetric flow sensors has been accepted in Micro and Nano Letters. Congratulations Ahmad!
April 2019: Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad traveled to Thailand to attend IEEE NEMS 2019.
April 2019: Work of previous master student, Ahmad Altayeb, on developinga microfluidics platform for mechanical characterization of endometrial cells in endometriosis patients and healthy women was accepted for publication in Reproductive Sciences. Congratulations Ahmad!
March 2019: Dr. Mohamed Abdelgawad joins the technical program committee of microTAS conference for a three-year term.
March 2019: Work of previous master student, Abdelhady Esmaeel, on developing a multi-purpose machine vision program for microfluidics application is accepted for publication in Biomedical Microdevices. Congratulations Abdelhady!
February 2019: We got three papers accepted for presentation (2 oral and one poster) at The 14th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineering and Molecular Systems (IEEE NEMS 2019) to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 11-14 April, 2019.