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Ali Hashmi
 
MS Student
Room 301-A
 Department of Mechanical Engineering
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Washington State University
Vancouver, WA 98686
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Micro and Nanotechnologies for Biological/Biomedical Applications; Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
ED U
C
 
A
 
T
 
I
 O N
Ph.D.
Bioengineering/Biophysics
Stanford University
September 2014 -
MS
 in Mechanical Engineering
Washington State University
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).
PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
H-index = 5, citations = 46
1.
 
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
 
NON REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
1.
 
A. Hashmi
*, T. Foster*, and J. Xu. Rapid Fabrication of In/outlets for PDMS Microfluidic Devices.
Lab Chip
, Chips and Tips. (accepted)
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
1.
 
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.
 
2.
 
Yu, G.,
Hashmi
,
 A.
, Chen, X., and Xu, J., “Microfluidic Manipulation of Caenorhabditis Elegans
Using Acoustic Radiation Forces
,
NSTI Nanotech
, Santa Clara, CA, 2012.
 
 
3.
 
Yu*, G.,
Hashmi*
,
 A.
, Xu, Y., Kwon, H. J., Chen, X., and Xu, J., “Microbubble Array as a Versatile T
ool for On-Chip Worm Processing
,
Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition
, Houston, TX, 2012. 4.
 
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. 5.
 
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. 6.
 
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. 7.
 
Hashmi
,
 A.
, Tahir, F., and Hameed, U., “Empirical Nusselt Number Correlation for Single Phase Flow Through a Plate Heat Exchanger,”
9
th
 WSEAS Intl. Conf. of Heat and Mass Transfer 
, Cambridge, MA, 2012. *
represents equal contributors
 
POSTER PRESENTATIONS
 1.
 
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
) 2.
 
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. 3.
 
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. 4.
 
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
)
HONORS AND AWARDS
 
 
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)
 
 
2
nd
 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 Dean
s Honor Roll
 for a semester GPA of 3.50 or above in the junior and senior year at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute
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
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
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 self-propulsion 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
RESEARCH SKILLS
 
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
 

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