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Dr. M. M. A. Hakim is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received his B.Sc and M.Sc degree with distinction from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He was awarded with prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship from the year 2003 to 2007 and obtained his PhD degree from the University of Southampton, UK on 2007. From 1999-2008 he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh and from 2007 t0 2012 he worked as a Research Scientist in Southampton Nano-Fabrication Centre, University of Southampton where he was the principal researcher & co-investigator of several UK government (EPSRC, UK) and industry funded (Sharp, OIPT, Aptamar Solutions) highly ambitious projects. He has an extensive research track record in biomedical/health technologies using heterogeneous integration of silicon nanowires & bio-nanotechnology; silicon based nano CMOS devices fabrication & characterisation; engineering of polysilicon materials for thin film transistor technology/3D integration; ZnO based nanodevices for aerospace & defence applications and classical/quantum mechanical simulation of nanodevices. In the past he invented novel methods of low temperature crystallization of amorphous silicon which have a considerable commercial potential for thin film solar cells, mass production of high quality silicon nanowires for bio-sensors & post scaling of CMOS using 3D integration. He also performed extensive research on non-classical vertical MOSFETs for a viable route for improving the RF performance of mature CMOS technologies. His group first time developed a silicidation technology for surround gate vertical MOSFETs which delivered a world record performance for Si based nMOS devices that employed only 0.5µm lithography. Most recently he led an UK Grand Challenge Project for Healthcare to develop silicon nanowire biosensors with cost-effective electronic detection, into a robust user platform for large-scale biomarker diagnostics. Dr. Hakim is currently leading research projects funded by CRT, East West University in collaboration with University of Southampton, UK for research on nanowire sensor design/sensing systems using silicon & novel materials and post silicon based nano-CMOS devices.
Research Grants Received and/or assisted:
Research track record
Key research achievements
Around nine years of in hand micro & nano fabrication experience in the nanofabrication facility of the University of Southampton and Electrum Laboratory, KTH, Sweden. In particular, processing and process development experience in:
DC and RF characterisation of VLSI devices, in particular planar and vertical MOSFETs; acquired at the Southampton Nano Fabrication Centre, University of Southampton, UK.
Structural characterisation of semiconductor materials:
General computing skills:
Semiconductor devices & physics
Affiliations to professional organizations:
A. Peer reviewer of the Nano letters, Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical, IEEE Transaction of Electron Devices, IEEE Electron Devices Letters, IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology, ECS Journal of Solid-State Science & Technology, Electrochemical & Solid-State Letters, Material Letters, International Journal of Nanotechnology, Journal of Electrical Engineering-IEB Bangladesh and Advances in Molecular Imaging (SCIRP).
B. Reviewer for projects submitted in the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA.
C. Reviewer for projects submitted in the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK.
D. Member of London Technology Network, UK.
E. Member of the Nano-science & Technology Institute (NSTI), USA.
F. Advisor of the National Utilization Committee for Nanofabrication Facility, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
G. Member of Institution of Engineers (IEB), Bangladesh.
H. Editorial board member, Advances in Molecular Imaging, Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP), China.
I. Editorial board member, Open Access Journal opf Physics, Sryahwa Publications, India.
J. Editorial board member, SF Journal of Nanochemistry & Nanotechnology, Science Forecast Publications LLF, USA.
I. Guest Member of Southampton Nanofabrication Center, UK.
Professional Awards / Honors Received:
BBC, UK interview in the year of 2011 for developing thin film based nanowire biosensors which also attracted attention of industries like Sharp, Aptamer Solutions, Applied Nanodetectors, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology (OIPT) and BAE Systems, UK.
Outstanding research achievement award by the faculty promotion panel 2010/2011, Faculty of Physical and Applied Science, University of Southampton.
Prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship from the year 2003 to 2007 for pursuing PhD in the University of Southampton. This has been awarded by the University Grants Commission, Bangladesh and Commonwealth High Commission, UK for securing first position in the selection examination.
Prime Minister’s Award (national) for securing 8th position with 89% marks in the nation wide HIGHER SECONDARY CERTIFICATE" (equivalent to 12th grade) examination, Bangladesh
Dean's Awards at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh (1996-1999) in all four years of the undergraduate programme for obtaining above 90% marks.
University merit scholarship at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (in talent pool scheme), Bangladesh (1996-1999).
Education board scholarship in talent pool scheme (1996-1999).