Address

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick campus

94 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ, 08854

USA

Contact Information

Call: (848) 445-2164

Email: umer.hassan@rutgers.edu

Office: EE-215

Lab: EE-106, BME-123

Dr. Umer Hassan

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and

Global Health Institute,

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Biography

Dr. Umer Hassan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University. Previously, he worked as a Research Scientist in the Department of Bioengineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a Research Affiliate appointment at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Dr. Hassan completed his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and M.S. and Ph.D. studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UIUC in 2015. His research has been focused on developing point-of-care (PoC) translational biosensors for infectious disease diagnostic applications. He has received Brandt Early Career Investigator Award in Precision Medicine (2017), BMES Career Development Award (2017), Baxter Young Investigator Award (2016, & 2017), Emerging Engineer Award (2015), Cozad New Venture Competition Award (2014), NSF I-Corps Fellowship (2014) and Our Common Future Fellowship (2010). In 2014, Dr. Hassan cofounded a startup, Prenosis, Inc. that is working on commercializing his developed biosensors.

Education

  1. 2013 - 15

    Ph.D.

    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  2. 2011 - 13

    MS

    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  3. 2004 - 08

    BSc (Hons)

    Electrical Engineering
    University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

Professional Appointments

  1. 2018 - Pres.
    Assistant Professor
    Electrical and Computer Engineering,
    Rutgers University - New Brunswick
  2. 2017 - 2018
    Research Scientist
    Bioengineering,
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  3. 2015-2018
    Research Affiliate
    Stephens Biomedical Research Center,
    Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana
  4. 2015-2017
    Postdoctoral Research Associate
    Bioengineering,
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  5. 2011-2015
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Electrical and Computer Engineering,
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  6. 2008-2011
    Instructor & Development Engineer
    School of Science and Engineering,
    Lahore University of Management Sciences

Honors, Awards and Fellowships

  • 2017
    Career Development Award
    Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • 2017
    Brandt Early Career Investigator Award in Precision Medicine
    Center for Individualizing Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • 2017
    Baxter Young Investigator Award
    Baxter International Inc. Category 1
  • 2017
    Future of Bio-Science Graduate and Postdoctoral Training Award
    Funded by NIH-NIGMS
  • 2016
    Baxter Young Investigator Award
    Baxter International Inc. Category 2
  • 2015
    Emerging Engineer Award
    Engineering Council, UIUC
  • 2014
    Cozad New Venture Competition Award
    Technology Entrepreneur Center, UIUC
  • 2013-14
    Mayo Individualizing Medicine Conference Travel Awards
    Mayo Illinois Alliance
  • 2014
    UIUC I-CORPS Fellowship
    National Science Foundation
  • 2010
    Our Common Future Fellowship
    Volkswagen Foundation
  • 2010
    Summer Fellowship
    Bio-sensing and Bio-actuation Summer Institute, UIUC
  • 2009
    Summer Fellowship
    GEM4 - Cellular and Molecular Mechanics, UIUC
  • 2004-08
    University Merit Scholarship
    University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
  • 2002-04
    National Talent Scholarship
    Government of Punjab, Pakistan