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Research 1, R1-101
Virtual Seminar via Zoom Meeting


Despite substantial progress in various fields such as engineering, nanotechnology, materials science, chemistry, medicine, biology, and artificial intelligence, the lack of integration among these disciplines impedes advancements in medical practices, particularly in patient monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. Our interdisciplinary focuses on bridging this gap through the development of innovative, smart, state-of-the-art, cost-effective, scalable, easy-to-use, and accurate nanomaterials-based nano/microelectronic sensing devices and systems in wearable, portable, and implantable formats. For that we focus on several key areas: i) Development of smart, soft, non-invasive, multimodal nano/microbioelectronic devices incorporating functional nanomaterials using emerging manufacturing techniques, supported by intelligent computing (e.g., ML), and complemented by smart, wireless, and power-efficient electronic systems. These sensing platforms facilitate the interactive collection and in-sensory analysis of time-sequential health data, providing real-time feedback and enabling personalized health monitoring and the prediction of abnormalities. ii) Pioneering the integration of flexible electronics with 3D in-vivo-mimicking organs and Organ-on-a-Chip devices to bridge the gap between inorganic electronics and organic biological systems, enhancing our understanding of disease mechanisms and therapeutic responses. iii) Development of high-throughput MEMS-based micro-robots for genomic analysis and manipulation of single cells, along with developing nanoelectronic diagnostic devices and Ml-assisted single cell electrical phenotyping. iv) Development of wireless, self-powered, battery-free, electronics-free, and flexible nanomaterials-based sensors and innovative systems for remote locations. This presentation will showcase how our concerted efforts aim to realize these new classes of autonomous sensing devices, techniques, and technologies that are pivotal in enabling the collection of accurately labeled, and precise large-scale data from humans, human-mimicking organ models, and machines, marking a significant stride toward the advent of smart sensing and precision medicine, substantially improving patient care and treatment outcomes.

Biography: Dr. Esfandyar-Pour obtained both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He is currently an Assistant Professor within the departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Irvine. His interdisciplinary research focuses on smart nano/microelectronics sensing for health, energy, and remote sensing applications. He has authored more than 50 journal and conference papers in prestigious venues. His contributions have been recognized with several awards, recognitions, and honors including the DARPA Young Faculty Investigator Award in 2023, the Early Career Investigator Award from the International Society for Biofabrication, the ITSA Award, and recognition as one of the 25 Irvine Innovators Making an Impact in 2023, among other accolades. Dr. Esfandyar-Pour's research has also attracted widespread attention from various media outlets, including New Scientist, Nature News, Science Daily, BBC News, NanoMagazine, Azosensor News, Pioneering Minds, HealthTech Insider, Europa Press, and many more.


Rahim Esfandyar-Pour, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
University of California, Irvine


Debashis Chanda NanoScience Technology Center