University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rashid Bashir is the Abel Bliss Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is director of Illinois’ multidisciplinary Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, is head of the Department of Bioengineering and co-directs the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. He is associate director of the multi-institution Center for Emergent Behavior of Integrated Cellular Systems, supported by the National Science Foundation. Solving biomedical problems is the heart of Bashir’s research, which includes BioMEMS, lab on a chip, nano-biotechnology, interfacing biology and engineering from molecular to tissue scale and applying semiconductor fabrication to biomedical engineering. Bashir also is principal investigator on an NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship grant and a National Institutes of Health training grant.
He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University. Bashir is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.