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Irfan S Ahmad


Extensive experience in research, teaching, extension, and consulting in agricultural production systems, innovation, strategic planning, entrepreneurship; and higher education. Experienced in MEMS, multi-ISFETS, bionanotechnology, remote sensing applications, precision agriculture, sensor development for environment-friendly agriculture, vision systems, wireless networks, and systems integration. Research in biological characteristics of food, grain crops, biosecurity, traceability, crop stress, and nanomedicine. Experienced in research and large-scale project management, multidisciplinary team-building at national and international levels, policy formulation, and grantsmanship. Built contractual partnerships at academic institutions for university-industry research collaborations for innovation-based entrepreneurship in the areas of micro and nanotechnology, sensing, advanced manufacturing, nanomedicine, precision agriculture, and food safety. Health innovation and research.

Additional Campus Affiliations

Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Grainger College of Engineering
Assistant Dean for Research, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Translational Sciences
Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Recent Publications

Ahmed, R., Augustine, R., Chaudhry, M., Akhtar, U. A., Zahid, A. A., Tariq, M., Falahati, M., Ahmad, I. S., & Hasan, A. (2022). Nitric oxide-releasing biomaterials for promoting wound healing in impaired diabetic wounds: State of the art and recent trends. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, 149, Article 112707.

Ahmed, R., Zaman, T., Chowdhury, F., Mraiche, F., Tariq, M., Ahmad, I. S., & Hasan, A. (2022). Single-Cell RNA Sequencing with Spatial Transcriptomics of Cancer Tissues. International journal of molecular sciences, 23(6), Article 3042.

Ahmed, R., Augustine, R., Valera, E., Ganguli, A., Mesaeli, N., Ahmad, I. S., Bashir, R., & Hasan, A. (2022). Spatial mapping of cancer tissues by OMICS technologies. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Reviews on Cancer, 1877(1), 188663. Article 188663.

Ashraf, H., Anjum, T., Riaz, S., Ahmad, I. S., Irudayaraj, J., Javed, S., Qaiser, U., & Naseem, S. (2021). Inhibition mechanism of green-synthesized copper oxide nanoparticles fromCassia fistulatowardsFusarium oxysporumby boosting growth and defense response in tomatoes. Environmental Science: Nano, 8(6), 1729-1748.

Ahmed, R., Tariq, M., Ahmad, I. S., Fouly, H., Fakhar-I-Abbas, Hasan, A., & Kushad, M. (2019). Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) Nanoparticles Loaded with Callistemon citrinus Phenolics Exhibited Anticancer Properties against Three Breast Cancer Cell Lines. Journal of Food Quality, 2019, Article 2638481.

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