Rashid Bashir Ph.D.
Dr. Bashir's current research interests include: Micro-scale biosensors and systems, micro electro-mechanical systems and BioMEMS, nanotechnology, novel SI devices/growth techniques.Rashid Bashir completed his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1992. From Oct 1992 to Oct 1998, he worked at National Semiconductor in the Process Technology Development Group as Sr. Engineering Manager. He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Courtesy Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. He has authored or coauthored over 100 journal and conference papers and has over 25 patents. His research interests include biomedical microelectromechanical systems, applications of semiconductor fabrication to biomedical engineering, advanced semiconductor fabrication techniques, and nano-biotechnology. In 2000, he received the NSF Career Award for his work in Biosensors and BioMEMS. He received the Joel and Spira Outstanding Teaching award from School of ECE at Purdue University, and the Technology Translation Award from the 2001 BioMEMS and Nanobiotechnology World Congress Meeting in Columbus, OH. He was selected by National Academy of Engineering to attend the Frontiers in Engineering Workshop in Fall 2003. He was also a finalist in the Small Times Magazine 2005 Innovator of the Year Award.
Awards1. 2nd Position in Pakistan Federal Board Matriculation Exam among 30,000+ students, 1983.
2. Engineering Scholarship at Texas Tech University, January 1985 to December 1987. President's List / Dean's List, August 1984 to December 1987.
3. "Highest Ranking Graduate in the College of Engr" Texas Tech University, December 1987.
4. 15 Patent achievement Awards fron National Semiconductor Corp. 1993-1998
5. NSF Faculty Early Career Award 2000-2004.
6. Joel and Spira “Outstanding Teacher Award” from School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2000.
7. Invited to attend DARPA Workshop on Nanotechnology for Biodetection/Bioassay and Delivery of Therapeutics to Individual Cells, December 12th –13th , 2000, Scottsdale, AZ.
8. “Technology Translation Award, 2001”, BioMEMS and Nanobiotechnology World Congress Meeting, Columbus, OH.
9. Student Poster Award at 2002 BioMEMS and Nanobiotechnology World Congress Meeting, Columbus, OH. (graduate student Haibo Li)
10.Nominated by Purdue and Selected by National Academy of Engineering to attend the Frontiers in Engineering Workshop in Fall 2003, sponsored by NAE.
11.Member of the United States delegation to Japan for the 2nd Japan-US (NSF/MEXT) Joint Symposium on Nanotechnology in Advanced Therapy and Diagnostics at Yokohama, Japan on October 9-12th, 2003.
12. Small Times Magazine one of five Finalist of “Innovator of the Year” Award, 2005
13. Honoray Member, Golden Key National Honor Society, 2005
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