Panicos Kyriacou received a BESc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and MSc and PhD degree in Medical Electronics and Physics from St. Bartholomew’s Medical College, University of London. In January 2004, he continued his academic career as Director of the Undergraduate Programme in Biomedical Engineering (2004-2014) and Director of the Biomedical Engineering Research Group (2004-2014) at City, University of London. In August 2006 he was appointed Assistant Dean in Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering (EEIE) at the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (SEMS), a post he held until 2009 when he was promoted to Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies (2009-2014). In 2014, he was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise at the newly formed School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering and Director of its Biomedical Engineering Research Centre. He served as Chair of the Physiological Measurement Group (2006-2008) and Chair of the Engineering Advisory Group (2010-2012) at the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and as Chair of the Instrument Science and Technology (ISAT) Group (2009-2012) of the Institute of Physics (IoP). Very recently he was elected to the prestigious position of Vice President Academia at IPEM. Since 2011, he is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering panel for Biomedical Engineering and the Healthcare Science Advisory Group at NHS London where he acts as an Ambassador for Biomedical Engineering (National and International). He is a fellow of IoP, IPEM and The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Physicist (CPhys) and Chartered Scientist (CSci). He also offers his charitable services to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNESCO in the field of medical equipment management in developing countries. He is Editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal Biomedical Signal Processing and Control and Deputy Editor of the IoP journal Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express. In March 2017, he has been elected to the prestigious post of President of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science (EAMBES).
His main research activities are primarily focused upon the understanding, development and applications of medical instrumentation, biosensors and clinical measurements to facilitate the prognosis, diagnosis and treatment of disease with a focus in the design of non-invasive optical sensors for the early screening of cardiovascular diseases and monitoring of blood gases and tissue biochemistry. His research pushes the frontiers of current optical and electronic technologies and demonstrates how such technologies can be used as non-invasive medical “tools”. He has authored and co-authored over 200 publications, and holds six patents with inventions in medical optical sensors. He has over 20 years of experience in leading major research projects funded by the main UK research bodies, EU and industry, and in the last decade, has attracted external funding of more than £4m as principal investigator to support all his research activities.
Fei Yuan received the B Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shandong University, China in 1985, the MA Sc. degree in chemical engineering and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada in 1995 and 1999, respectively. During 1985-1989, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Changzhou Institute of Technology, Jiangsu, China. In 1989, he was a Visiting Professor at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, Canada, and Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. He was with Paton Controls Limited, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada as a Controls Engineer during 1989-1994 where he designed and commissioned total distributed control systems for petrochemical processes worldwide.
He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University in 1999 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and Full Professor in 2008. He served the department as the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies and Faculty Affairs from 2002 to 2006 and was the Chair of the department from 2010 to 2015. He is a senior member of IEEE and a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.
CMOS circuits for passive wireless microsystems, wireless communication systems, Gbps wireline data communication systems, CMOS-enabled biosensors and actuators.
Chenzhong Li is the Program Director of Nanobiosensing program at NSF since 2017. He is also the Professor and the Director of the Nanobioengineering/Bioelectronics Lab, in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Florida International University (Miami). He received his M.Sc (Electrochemistry) and Ph.D (Bioengineering, 2000) from Kumamoto University in Japan. He served as a post-doctoral research associate at the university of British Columbia and as professional research associate at the University of Saskatchewan and Adnavance Technologies, Inc. He worked at Nanobiotechnology/Biosensor Group of Biotechnology Research Institute, Canada National Research Council as Research Officer till 2006. He joined in FIU in 2006 and he is a full professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and an affiliated professor in the Department of Immunology at the College of Medicine.
The impact of his work is documented in 10 granted patents, about 130 peer-reviewed journal papers, 3 books, 7 book chapters, over 140 presentations including more than 110 keynote/invited lectures and seminars worldwide.
He is an expert in bioelectronics, specifically in the development of biomedical devices such as organ on chips and biosensors for Point of Care Testings. His research interests include wireless diagnostics, cell electronics, neuron-device interface, biomarker and nanotoxicity measurements, electronic therapy and electron transfer study of various biomolecules.