Dr. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed is a Senior Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Biotechnology at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Materials Science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Eiichi Tamiya and later worked as – JSPS post doctoral fellow at Osaka University, Japan (2008-2009, with Prof. Eiichi Tamiya), DARPA post doctoral research associate at Duke University, USA (2009-2010, with Prof. April S. Brown) and NSERC post doctoral fellow at INRS-EMT, Canada (2010-2012, with Prof. M. Zourob). His research interests are in the areas of biosensors and diagnostic technologies, and applications to nanobiotechnology, clinical and environmental chemistry. Dr Ahmed is an alumnus of JAIST and a prestigious young participant/fellow of 57th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting for Physiology and Medicine, 2007, Germany. In 2008, he was awarded with the prestigious Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) young scientist award to work in Graduate School of Engineering of Osaka University. In 2009, he was awarded with the United States Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) post doctoral fellowship to work at Pratt School of Engineering of Duke University.
He started his own research group in 2012 at science faculty-laboratory for Biosensors and Biotechnology, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Apart from his research group, he has been appointed as a "Research Lead" for the BEDB-BRISc funded VBL (Venture business laboratory) at UBD. He is currently supervising four full time Ph.D. students, one MSc student, four research assistants in his laboratory. He is also involved in teaching courses like Biosensors, Biochips and Nanobiotechnology, Modern Analytical Techniques, Nutritional Biochemistry and Food Chemistry and Chemical Analysis of Foods.
His researches are to develop reliable and simple methodologies that could allow bioanalytical detections to be carried out for various applications, particularly on the aspects of food safety, healthcare and environmental protection which deserve public awareness. He has published numerous articles on the reputed journals of Bioanalytical chemistry like Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Analytical Chemistry, Analyst , Critical review in Biotechnology, Food Chemistry, RSC Advances etc. He is also the co-inventor of three awarded patents of United States. He is frequently invited to write reviews in top international journals like Biosensors and Bioelectronics which is the principal international journal devoted to research, design development and application of biosensors and bioelectronics in the world.
Dr. Ahmed’s works are currently funded by Brunei Research Council (BRC-10 and BRC-4), Graduate Research Studentships, Cross boundary research programme of Osaka University. He has also active research collaboration with Osaka University, JAIST, Cranfield University of UK, Harvard, INRS-EMT of Canada, University of Chittagong Bangladesh, and Alfaisal University of Saudi Arabia.
Currently, Dr Ahmed is also serving as an Associate Editor of the Q1 journal “RSC Advances” published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK.
Ph.D. in Chemical Materials Science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)
(with 18 months of full-time attachment at Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan)
Next Generation Nucleic Acids and Protein Biosensors
Novel Chemical Biology and Biomaterials Approaches
Point-of-Care (POC) Micro Devices
Agro/Food based Applied Biotechnology
DNA/Protein Bioinformatics and Bioengineering