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Dr. Hasan Al-Nashash
Professor Hasan Al-Nashash is Interim Director of the Biosciences and Bioengineering Research Institute, Director of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program and former Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at American University of Sharjah. The main themes of Dr. Al-Nashash's research work are in the general areas of neuroengineering, signal processing and microelectronics. His research publications are in cognitive vigilance assessment and enhancement, brain source localization in epilepsy, assessment of spinal cord and brain injuries, flexible implantable electrodes and low-power electronic devices.
Dr. Al-Nashash is leading the effort to establish the Biosciences and Bioengineering Research Institute at AUS and has previously led the effort to establish the Master of Science Biomedical Engineering graduate program at AUS. In addition, he was involved in establishing several electrical engineering departments and the biomedical engineering specialization in Jordan, Oman and the UAE. He has worked closely with institutions such as the National University of Singapore, Johns Hopkins University, Rashid Hospital, the American Hospital in Dubai, Khalifa Hospital in Ajman and Jordan University Hospital.
Dr. Al-Nashash played an active role in organizing several biomedical and electrical engineering conferences. Dr. Al-Nashash has received a number of awards and has been the keynote and invited speaker at several conferences. He is the author of more than 100 journal and conference papers, 5 book chapters and 2 issued US patents. In addition, he designed and developed several electronic instruments to measure various biodynamic parameters. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the former Middle East and Africa representative on the IEEE-EMBS Administrative Committee.