Mahmoud Almasri received BSc and MSc degrees in physics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and a PhD in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, TX, in 2001. He is currently an associate professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Missouri. From 2001 to 2002 he was a research scientist with General Monitors, Lake Forest CA. From 2002 to 2003 he was with College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Albany, NY, as a post doctoral research associate, and from 2004 to 2005 he was with Georgia Institute of Technology as a post doctoral fellow, and a research scientist. His current research include impedance biosensors, MEMS capacitors for power harvesting, Si-Ge-O infrared material, metasurface based uncooled IR detectors, and MEMS Coulter counter for studying time sensitive cell. His research is funded by agencies such as NSF, USDA, ARO, Leonard Wood Institute, and Coulter Foundation.
impedance biosensors, MEMS capacitors for power harvesting, Si-Ge-O infrared material, metasurface based uncooled IR detectors, and MEMS Coulter counter for studying time sensitive cell
The focus of Dr. Patra’s research is to understand the fundamentals of biophysical science processes at a nano-scale and apply their underlying principles to develop hybrid material structure, properties, and arrangement through growth and modification for novel biomedical engineering applications. Keeping this as the central theme, his research is directed toward two major areas. The first area involves continued research efforts on polymer nanomaterials that emphasize creativity and collaboration in developing a new understanding on fundamentals and technology of multifunctional polymer nanocomposite materials and biologically inspired nanomaterials. The second area involves ranges of biomaterials and tissue engineered structures using extensive experience in synthesis-structure-property-function relationships. In essence, his group focuses on the application of evolving nanotechnologies in health and health-based devices, diagnostic tools, and sensing for improving the quality of human life
Biophysical science processes, hybrid material structure, novel biomedical engineering applications, polymer nano materials, multifunctional polymer nano composite materials, biologically inspired nano materials, biomaterials, tissue engineered structures, synthesis-structure-property-function relationships, application of evolving nanotechnologies in health and health-based devices