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.