Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Akid Ornob

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Biomedical Engineering, 3rd Floor, Tower-4, MIST.

Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE 

  • M.Sc. in Bioengineering

           University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Duration: Aug 2015 -Dec 2017

  • B.Eng. in Biomedical/Medical Engineering

            The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. Duration: Sep 2011–Jun 2014

  • Summer Program Student

            Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China, Shanghai, China. Duration: July 2012

  • Summer Trainee

            HKU Industrial Summer Training, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. Duration: June 2012-July 2012

 

AWARDS

1. Finalist (top 5), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Student Technology prize for Primary Healthcare (2017)

2. 1st Place, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Student Technology prize for Primary Healthcare (2016)

3. Dean’s Honors List 2012

4. HKU Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding International Students 2011-14

5. The Reaching Out Award 2013

6. 100th percentile scores in Physics and Chemistry in the A Level exams

7. Country highest scorer in Biology and Chemistry in the AS Level exams

8. The Daily Star Award 2012

9. Second position at IUB Math and Science Olympiad 2011

10. Second position at the National Chemistry Olympiad 2009/10

11. The Daily Star Award 2010

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

[1] Student member, Biomedical Engineering Society (2017-present)

[2] President, Bangladeshi Students Association, UIUC (2016-2017)

[3] Student member of Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association Limited (2012-2014)

[4] Student member of Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (2011-2014)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Research Domain: MEMS, microfabrication, Nucleic acid based assay designing.

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. A Ganguli, A Ornob, N Spegazzini, Y Liu, G Damhorst, T Ghonge, B Thornton, CJ Konopka, W Dobrucki, SE Clare, R Bhargava, AM Smith, F Kosari, R Bashir, “Pixelated spatial gene expression analysis from tissue,” Nature Communications, 9 (1), 202, 2018.
  2. A Ganguli*, A Ornob*, H Yu, GL Damhorst, W Chen, F Sun, A Bhuiya, BT Cunningham, R Bashir (* co-first author), “Hands-free smartphone-based diagnostics for simultaneous detection of Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue at point-of-care,” Biomedical Microdevices, 19(4), 73, 2017.
  3. W Chen, H Yu, F Sun, A Ornob, R Brisbin, A Ganguli, V Vemuri, P Strzebonski, G Cui, KJ Allen, SA Desai, W Lin, DM Nash, DL Hirschberg, I Brooks, R Bashir, BT Cunningham “Mobile Platform for Multiplexed Detection and Differentiation of Disease-Specific Nucleic Acid Sequences, Using Microfluidic Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification and Smartphone Detection,” Analytical Chemistry, 89 (21), 11219-11226, 2017.
  4. Paula Duarte-Guevara, Carlos Duarte-Guevara, Akid Ornob, Rashid Bashir, “On-chip PMA labeling of foodborne pathogenic bacteria for viable qPCR and qLAMP detection,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 20 (8), 114, 2016.

 

 

MSc THESIS (Abstract published):

  1. Loop mediated isothermal amplification based detection of equine respiratory pathogens using a portable, smartphone-based setup, Akid Ornob

 

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. Fu Sun, Weili Chen, Hojeong Yu, Akid Ornob, Ryan Brisbin, Anurup Ganguli, Vinay Vemuri, Piotr Strzebonski, Guangzhe Cui, Karen Allen, Smit Desai, Weiran Lin, David Nash, David Hirschberg, Ian Brooks, Rashid Bashir, Brian Cunningham, “Multiplexed Detection of Infectious Diseases with Microfluidic Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification and a Smartphone,” IEEE-NIH 2017 Special Topics Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies, 241-244, 2017.
  2. Brian T, Cunningham. ; Long, Kenneth D.; Yu, Hojoeng; Chen, Weili; Sun, Fu; Ornob, Akid; Ganguli, Anurup; Lumetta, Stephen, “Mobile biosensing using the sensing capabilities of smartphone cameras,” 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes for RF and THz Applications, IMWS-AMP, 1-3, 2017.
  3. Akid Ornob, Anurup Ganguli, Hojeong Yu, Gregory Damhorst, Weili Chen, Fu Sun, Abdul Muyeed Bhuiyan, Brian T. Cunningham, Rashid Bashir, “Simultaneous smartphone-based detection of Zika, Chikungunya, and Dengue viruses directly from a drop of blood”, Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) meeting, 2017 (Illinois, USA).
  4. Akid Ornob, Anurup Ganguli, Hojeong Yu, Gregory Damhorst, Weili Chen, Fu Sun, Abdul Bhuiya, Brian Cunningham, Rashid Bashir, “Simultaneous Detection of Zika, Dengue, and Chikunguna Viral Targets Directly from Whole Blood”, BMES Annual General Meeting, 2017 (Phoenix, Arizona),
  5. Akid Ornob, Anurup Ganguli, Hojeong Yu, Gregory Damhorst, Weili Chen, Fu Sun, Abdul Bhuiya, Brian Cunningham, Rashid Bashir, “On-chip Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) for the multiplexed detection of flavivirus from a drop of blood”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bioengineering Symposium, 2017 (Champaign, Illinois).
  6. Akid Ornob, Anurup Ganguli, Hojeong Yu, Gregory Damhorst, Weili Chen, Fu Sun, Abdul Bhuiya, Brian Cunningham, Rashid Bashir, “On-chip Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) for the multiplexed detection of flavivirus from a drop of blood”, Midwest BMES conference, 2016 (Champaign, Illinois).
  7. C. Duarte Guavera, V. Swaminathan, P. Duarte Guavera, B. Reddy, A. Ornob, J. Huang, Y. Liu, C. Wen, Y. Huang, R. Bashir, “On-chip electrical detection of food-borne pathogens using a Dual-gated BioFET array”, Center for Food Safety Engineering (CFSE) Annual Meeting, 2017 (West Lafayette, Indiana).

 

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Oral presentation: “Simultaneous Detection of Zika, Dengue, and Chikunguna Viral Targets Directly from Whole Blood”, BMES Annual General Meeting, 2017 (Phoenix, Arizona), Akid Ornob, Anurup Ganguli, Hojeong Yu, Gregory Damhorst, Weili Chen, Fu Sun, Abdul Bhuiya, Brian Cunningham, Rashid Bashir

  2. Poster presentation: “On-chip Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) for the multiplexed detection of flavivirus from a drop of blood”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bioengineering Symposium, 2017 (Champaign, Illinois). Akid Ornob, Anurup Ganguli, Hojeong Yu, Gregory Damhorst, Weili Chen, Fu Sun, Abdul Bhuiya, Brian Cunningham, Rashid Bashir

  3. Poster presentation: “On-chip Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) for the multiplexed detection of flavivirus from a drop of blood”, Midwest BMES conference, 2016 (Champaign, Illinois). Akid Ornob, Anurup Ganguli, Hojeong Yu, Gregory Damhorst, Weili Chen, Fu Sun, Abdul Bhuiya, Brian Cunningham, Rashid Bashir

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PATENTS

  1. System for rapid, portable, and multiplexed detection and identification of pathogen-specific nucleic acid sequences. Patent Application No: PCT/US2018/023338.


SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Theory

Sessional

Bioelectricity

Biomaterials

Biomechanics

Nanotechnology in Biomedicine

Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurements

Bioinformatics

 

CAD in Biomedical Engineering

Biomaterials and Biomechanics

Biomedical Engineering Design

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Duration: Jan 2019 – Jun 2019

  • Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.

Duration: Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

  • Research Officer, Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Duration: July 2014-July 2015

  • Junior Research Assistant, Mechanobiology Institute, The National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Duration: Jun 2013 – Jul 2013