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Ali Hashmi

MS Student Department of Mechanical Engineering Washington State University Room 301-A 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave Vancouver, WA 98686 alihashmi_87@hotmail.com

RE SE A R CH I N T E R E S T S
Micro and Nanotechnologies for Biological/Biomedical Applications; Microfluidics and Nanofluidics

ED U C A T I O N
Ph.D. Bioengineering/Biophysics MS in Mechanical Engineering Stanford University Washington State University September 2014 August 2012 - May 2014

Thesis title: Concentration control in microfluidics for neuroscience applications Thesis committee members: Prof. Jie Xu, Prof. Stephen A. Solovitz, Prof. Rohit Karnik (MIT) BS in Mechanical Engineering Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute August 2007 - May 2011

BOOK CHAPTER
1. N. Lei, P. Li, A. Hashmi, W. Xue, and J. Xu. Graphene chemiresistors as pH sensors: fabrication and characterization. Graphene Science Handbook, Taylor and Francis Group CRC Press, 2013 (accepted).

P UB L I C A T I O N S I N R E FE R E E D J O U R N A L S
H-index = 5, citations = 46 A. Hashmi*, G. Heiman*, G. Yu, M. Lewis, H. J. Kwon, and J. Xu. Oscillating Bubbles in Teardrop Cavities for Microflow Control. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 14, Issue 3-4, p. 591-596 (2013). 2. Y. Xu*, A. Hashmi*, G. Yu, X. Lu, H.J. Kwon, X. Chen, and J. Xu. Microbubble Array for On-Chip Worm Processing. Applied Physics Letters 102, p. 023702 (2013). 3. A. Hashmi, G. Yu, M. Reilly-Collette, G. Heiman, and J. Xu. Oscillating Bubbles: a Versatile Tool for Lab on a Chip Applications. Lab on a Chip 12(21), p. 4216-4227 (2012). 4. J. Zhao, A. Hashmi, J. Xu, and W. Xue. A Compact Lab-on-a-Chip Nanosensor for Glycerol Detection. Applied Physics Letters 100(24), p. 243109 (2012). 5. A. Hashmi, A. Strauss, and J. Xu. Freezing of a Liquid Marble. Langmuir 28(28), p.10324-10328 (2012). 6. A. Hashmi*, Y. Xu*, B. Coder*, P. A. Osborne, J. Spafford, G. E. Michael, G. Yu, and J. Xu. Leidenfrost Levitation: Beyond Droplets. Scientific Reports 2, article number: 797 (2012). 7. A. Bajwa*, Y. Xu*, A. Hashmi, M. Leong, L. Ho, and J. Xu. Liquid Marbles with In-flows and Out-flows: Characteristics and Performance Limits. Soft Matter 8, p. 11604-11608 (2012). 8. C. M. R. Mesias, G. Yu, H.-J. Kwon, J. Zhao, A. Hashmi, J. Gao, W. Xue, J. Xu and A. Dimitrov. Towards a Dynamic Clamp for Neuro-chemical Modalities (under review). 9. A. Hashmi, and J. Xu. On the Quantification of Mixing in Microfluidics (under review). 10. J.W. Jeon, L. Zhang, D. D. Laskar, M. I. Nandasiri, A. Hashmi, J. Xu, R. K. Motkuri, C. A Fernandez, J. Liu, J. L. Lutkenhaus, M. P. Tucker, B. Yang and S. K. Nune, Lignin Derived Nanoporous Carbon for Supercapacitor Applications (under review). * represents equal contributors 1.

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A. Hashmi*, T. Foster*, and J. Xu. Rapid Fabrication of In/outlets for PDMS Microfluidic Devices. Lab Chip, Chips and Tips. (accepted) Xu, J., Yu, G., Hashmi, A., Kwon, H.J., and Chen, X.L., A Bjerknes Force Based Microfluidic Platform for On-Chip Trapping, Enriching, Sorting and Manipulating Caenorhabditis elegans, SLAS 2013, Orlando. Yu, G., Hashmi, A., Chen, X., and Xu, J., Microfluidic Manipulation of Caenorhabditis Elegans Using Acoustic Radiation Forces, NSTI Nanotech, Santa Clara, CA, 2012.

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Yu*, G., Hashmi*, A., Xu, Y., Kwon, H. J., Chen, X., and Xu, J., Microbubble Array as a Versatile Tool for On-Chip Worm Processing, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, TX, 2012. Hashmi*, A., Heiman*, G., Yu, G., Kwon, H. J., and Xu, J., Microfluidic Flow Control and Particle Transport using Acoustically Actuated Bubbles in Teardrop Shaped Cavities, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition , Houston, TX, 2012. Hashmi*, A., Coder*, B., Yu, G., Xu, Y., Spafford, J., Michael, G. E., Osborne, P. A., and Xu, J., Leidenfrost Cart, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition , Houston, TX, 2012. Xu, Y., Bajwa, A., Hashmi, A., Leong, M., Ho, L., and Xu, J., Liquid Marbles with In-flows and Out-flows: Characteristics and Performance Limits, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, TX, 2012. Hashmi, A., Tahir, F., and Hameed, U., Empirical Nusselt Number Correlation for Single Phase Flow Through a Plate Heat Exchanger, 9th WSEAS Intl. Conf. of Heat and Mass Transfer, Cambridge, MA, 2012. * represents equal contributors Hashmi, A., Heiman, G., Ho, L., Janghorban, M., Taylor, K., Harb, W. A., Hong, B., and Xu, J., Deformability based separation of cancer cells from normal cells in a flow ASME Society-wide Micro/Nano Poster Forum, San Diego, CA, 2013. (NSF travel grant award winning poster) Hashmi, A., Cheng, R., Mao, L., and Xu, J., Freezing of a ferrofluid marble ASME Society-wide Micro/Nano Poster Forum, San Diego, CA, 2013. Heiman, G., Hashmi, A., Harb, W. A., Hong, B., and Xu, J., Efficient cancer cell separation using size and deformability based filtration, Annual Meeting 2013, American Association for Cancer Research, Washington DC. A. Hashmi and J. Xu, Freezing of a Liquid Marble, ASME Society-wide Micro/Nano Poster Forum, and Student Poster Session in Heat Transfer and Fluid Sciences Houston, TX, 2012. (NSF travel grant award winning poster) Bioengineering Fellowship (2014-2015), Bioengineering Department, Stanford University NSF Travel Grant (1000 $) for attending the ASME Society-wide Micro/Nano Poster Forum at the ASME IMECE 2013, San Diego, CA WSUV Graduate Student Travel Grant (750 $) for attending the ASME IMECE 2013, San Diego, CA TEDMED Frontline Scholarship 2014 (declined) NSF Travel Grant (750 $) for attending the ASME Society-wide Micro/Nano Poster Forum at the ASME IMECE 2012, Houston, TX WSUV Graduate Student Travel Grant (750 $) for attending the ASME IMECE 2012, Houston, TX Best Presentation Award, ASME-IMECE Microfluidics 2012: Fluids Engineering in Micro- and Nanosystems Symposium Best Presentation Award (250 $), Graduate Student Research Showcase 2013, Washington State University Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Research Potential Fellowship from the University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012 (declined) Inducted full member of Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honors Society Full tuition waiver with teaching assistanceship from the Washington State University Vancouver One of the two international teaching assistants in the department of mechanical engineering at the Washington State University Vancouver qualified to teach an undergraduate course (evaluated by a panel based on teaching a simulated class) 2nd prize for the Technical Poster Design Competition out of all the senior year mechanical undergraduate research projects at the Industrial Open House and Career Fair, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, April 2011 Awarded four Deans Honor Roll for a semester GPA of 3.50 or above in the junior and senior year at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute

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HONORS AND AWARDS


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND ASSOCIATION


Ad hoc Reviewer: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2013

Reviewed 4 conference draft papers for the following technical tracks: Symposium on Industrial Flows, Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications and Micro and Nano Devices Ad hoc Reviewer: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2012 Reviewed 2 conference draft papers for the technical track: Fluids and Heat Transfer, topic: Fluid Engineering in Micro- and Nanosystems Member: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), since 2009; American Physical Society (APS), since 2012; American Association for the Advancement of Science, (AAAS), since 2013; American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), from 2010 2011; The Scientific Research Honors Society (Sigma Xi), since 2012

RE SE AR CH H IG HL I GHT S
Xu Micro/Nanofluidics Group, Washington State University Vancouver Researcher/Lab Volunteer (Feb. 2012 Present); Advisor: Prof. Jie Xu Chemical switch for Neuroscience o Exploring how microfluidics and nanotechnologies can be employed to study neurons Cancer Cell Filter o Investigated the deformation of cancer cells (MDA-MB 453) and normal cells as they squeeze through variously shaped holes fabricated via focused-ion beam milling on thin silicon nitride windows and through micro-channel constrictions fabricated via soft lithography Oscillating Bubble Microfluidics o Investigated oscillating microbubbles and their potential applications in lab on a chip devices o Achieved on-chip processing of C. elegans using acoustically actuated oscillating bubbles o Realized limited selective excitation of oscillating microbubbles for an Ear-on-a-Chip device o Developed an active flow control mechanism for a microfluidic environment using oscillating bubbles trapped in teardrop-shaped microcavities Microscale Heat Transfer o Designed a microfluidic heat-sink based on liquid metal (Galinstan) for electronic-cooling o Demonstrated that a Leidenfrost vapor film can be used for levitation, lubrication, and selfpropulsion of solid objects on a ratcheted-surface; modeled necessary conditions for a stable vapor film to levitate solid objects o Investigated the freezing dynamics of liquid marbles and water droplets over hydrophobic, hydrophilic and superhydrophobic surfaces, and proposed explanation o Developed an analytical model for predicting the onset of vapor bubble nucleation in saturated pool-boiling over a surface with heterogeneous wettability o Reviewed how different micro- and nanostructured surfaces enhance pool-boiling Soft Matter Microfluidics o Characterized the rupture of liquid marbles under various in-flow conditions Molecule Sensing o Developed a microfluidic device and proposed a theory for in-channel sensing of glycerol via single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) based nanosensor Natural Fluids Refrigeration Centre (NFRC), Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Pakistan Undergraduate Researcher (Sept. 2010 April 2011); Advisor: Prof. Mohammad Sultan Khan Developed an empirical Nusselt number correlation for single-phase flow through a plate heat exchanger Micro/Nanofabrication and Metrology: Micromilling; Photomask Design and Photolithography; Soft Lithography; Atomic Force Microscopy (liquid and air); Scanning Electron Microscopy; Focus Ion Beam milling and deposition; Sputtering; Plasma Bonding; Wet-etching; Ellipsometry; Optical Profilometry; and Dielectrophoresis Microfluidics and Nanofluidics: Basic Droplet, Bubble and Acoustic Microfluidics; Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV); Fabrication of PDMS based Microfluidic Devices and MEMS sensors Miscellaneous equipment used in research: Plate Heat Exchangers; Resistance Temperature Devices; Data Loggers; Optical Microscopes; Thermoelectric Coolers; Function Generator; Voltage Amplifier; Piezoelectric and Pressure Transducers; Breadboard; High Speed Camera; Syringe Pumps; and Micromanipulator Computational Skills: MATLAB, Mathematica, Microsoft Excel

RE SE AR CH SK I LL S

Software: SolidWorks (basic), ANSYS FLUENT (basic), Tanner L-edit, Image J

TE A CH I N G E XP E R I E N CE
Laboratory Instructor, Washington State University Vancouver o Fall 2012, Fall 2013: Thermal Systems Design (Mech 402); planned and conducted laboratory classes, prepared assignments, reviewed and graded lab reports o Spring 2013, Spring 2014: Micro and Nano Technology (Mech 450); conducted laboratory classes on the principles of photomask design, ellipsometry, scanning electron microscopy, soft lithography, photolithography, wet-etching and optical profilometry High School Science Teacher (Sept. 2006 May 2007), Cardinal School Lahore now part of Bloomfield Hall Cardinal School Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan Taught physics and chemistry to a class of 26 students as a full-time teacher; prepared lesson plans; delivered lectures; prepared and graded tests and exams

INDUSTRIAL EXPER IE NCE


Summer Intern (June 2008 Aug. 2008), Tetra Pak, Lahore, Pakistan Measured the critical speed of a printing roller at which resonance caused a misprint on the liquid packaging paper and suggested solutions to remove resonance from the operational speed Summer Intern (June 2010 Aug. 2010), Tetra Pak, Lahore, Pakistan Studied and worked toward prolonging the life of a paper-cutting blade using Titanium Nitride coating

INTERESTS

Music; science; gardening; writing; fishing; experimenting with food and trying different cuisines

IN THE NEWS
Scientists Levitate Cart with Water Vapor featured in Real Clear Science (November 13, 2012) http://www.realclearscience.com/journal_club/2012/11/13/scientists_levitate_cart_with_water_vapor_106404. html