Dr. Umer Hassan
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Global Health, Rutgers Global Health Institute
Graduate faculty member, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Dr. Umer Hassan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Global Health Institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Previously, he worked as a Research Scientist in the Department of Bioengineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a Research Affiliate appointment at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Dr. Hassan completed his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and M.S. and Ph.D. studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UIUC in 2015. His research has been focused on developing point-of-care (PoC) translational biosensors for infectious disease diagnostic applications. He has received BMES Advanced Biomanufacturing Junior Investigator Research Award (2023), Early Career Investigator Award by Moos-Miller Fund Scholarship (2022), Brandt Early Career Investigator Award in Precision Medicine (2017), BMES Career Development Award (2017), Baxter Young Investigator Award (2016, & 2017), Emerging Engineer Award (2015), Cozad New Venture Competition Award (2014), NSF I-Corps Fellowship (2014) and Our Common Future Fellowship (2010). In 2014, Dr. Hassan cofounded a startup, Prenosis, Inc. that is working on commercializing his developed biosensors.