Dr Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani
马吉德.伊布拉黑米.瓦基阿尼
博士

 

Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient (2016)
南洋杰出青年校友奖获奖者 (2016)

                

Dr Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ph.D. (MAE)/ Class of 2013

For his achievements as an up-and-coming young scientist, Nanyang Technological University is proud to present Dr Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani with the Nanyang Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Dr Warkiani is a researcher and lecturer at the University of New South Wales’ School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, where he is involved in ground-breaking research to build miniaturised systems that separate rare cells of the human body (e.g., cancer cells and fetal cells) for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. His work in the area of advanced microfluidics led to him being named as one of the top 10 innovators under 35 in the Asia-Pacific region by MIT Technology Review.
 
He completed his PhD at NTU under the prestigious Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). While doing his PhD, he developed novel isoporous membranes for isolation and recovery of waterborne pathogens using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) techniques, publishing eight journal articles and filing two international patents. Funded by the Environment & Water Industry Programme Office set up by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, he and his colleagues from NTU also developed a fully integrated genetic analyser for rapid detection of the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium from tap water.

After completing his PhD studies, Dr Warkiani undertook postdoctoral training at the Singapore- Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre. There, he worked on the design and development of a novel microfluidic device to isolate and identify circulating tumour cells from blood for early cancer diagnosis. It has since been licensed to a multi-million dollar company in Singapore, and has attracted millions in funding for commercialisation purposes. The device is currently under clinical validations in cancer centres around the world.

Dr Warkiani’s other achievements include being named a Fresh Science winner – an award given out to early-career researchers around Australia – for the New South Wales region, and winning the best student paper award at the Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics - Asian-Pacific International Symposium on Lab on Chip joint conference in 2011.



马吉德.伊布拉黑米.瓦基阿尼博士
机械与宇航工程学院
机械与宇航工程博士/ 2013年毕业班

青年科学家瓦基阿尼博士在科研领域崭露头角,成就亮眼,南洋理工大学特此授予南洋杰出青年校友奖。

瓦基阿尼博士是澳大利亚新南威尔士大学机械与制造工程学院研究员兼讲师。他目前正在与科研团队从事一项开创性研究,所研发的一种微型化系统能将人体内的罕见细胞(例如癌细胞和致命细胞)与一般细胞隔离开来,以进行诊断和治疗。他在先进微流控芯片技术领域取得不俗成绩,去年获《麻省理工学院科技评论》杂志评选为亚太区35岁以下十大创新俊杰之一。

瓦基阿尼博士荣获新加坡科技研究局颁发“新加坡国际研究生奖”,并凭借此奖提供的资助,考取南大博士学位。在南大攻博期间,他研发一种利用微机电系统技术筛拣经水传播病原体的新型均孔膜,同时也发表了八份期刊论文以及提出两项国际专利申请。在环境与水源部创立的环境和水务业发展理事会资助下,瓦基阿尼博士与南大同僚研发了一种全面综合遗传分析仪,可迅速检测出自来水中的微型寄生虫隐孢子虫。

瓦基阿尼博士完成博士课程之后,前往新加坡-麻省理工联盟科研中心进行博士后科研工作。他在该中心设计与研发了一种可以发现早期癌症、滤除血液中癌细胞的微流控芯片。这项新发明的代理权已授予新加坡一家生物医疗工程公司,至今争取到数百万元的资助作为商业化用途。目前这项新技术正在全球多所癌症中心进行临床试验。

瓦基阿尼博士在专业领域屡获褒奖,曾获颁澳洲新南威尔士地区“新人科学奖”,这一奖项旨在表扬澳洲年轻科研人员。他也曾于2011年国际微流控与纳流控-亚太国际芯片实验室联合会议上获颁最佳学生论文奖。

 

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