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Dr Tofail Syed Profile

Contact Information:

Syed Ansar Md. Tofail, PhD in Physics, MSc (Met. Eng), BSc (Met. Eng.)

Associate Professor

Room MS1-023, MSSI Building

Department of Physics

University of Limerick
Limerick, IRELAND
Tel: +353-61-234132

Email: Tofail.Syed@ul.ie   

Education

2002                                                    PhD, Department of Physics, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND.

1999                                                    MSc. Engineering, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, BANGLADESH.

1996                                                    BSc. Engineering, Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, BANGLADESH.

Career Details:

October 2016 – present                      Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND

July 2015-October 2016                     Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials Physics, Department of Physics & Energy, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND

October 2011- June 2015                   Lecturer in Biomaterials Physics, Department of Physics & Energy, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND

February 2006- September 2011        Senior Research Fellow, Materials & Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND

February 2002- January 2006            Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials & Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND

January 1997- March 2003                Lecturer , Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, BANGLADESH

Research Interests:

My research converge fundamental principles of materials’ bulk, surface and interface properties for medical applications. For this I use first principle materials design using quantum mechanical simulation, multi-physics and phenomenological modelling. The designed materials and surface are then demonstrated for model validation using laboratory scale materials processing and surface modifications.

My current research interest includes:

  • first principle design of electroactive implants using synthetic and biological materials,
  • molecular design of implant/tissue interface,
  • image based theranostics for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, and
  • nondestructive optical metrology.

My research is well funded by the European Commission, Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Research Council and local industry

Teaching:

 

Year

Title

PH5001

1st year postgraduate

Foundations of Industrial Physics

Nanotechnology I

1st year postgraduate

Introduction to Nanotechnology

PH4018

4th year undergraduate

Medical Instrumentation

PH6031

1st year postgraduate

Physics of Medical Instrumentation

CH4054

1st and 3rd year undergraduate

Physical Chemistry

           

Selected Publications:

Edited books:

Tofail, S.A.M. and  Bauer, J. (eds), August 2016.     Electrically Active Materials for Medical Device, London: Imperial College Press/World Scientific Publishing

Tofail, S.A.M. (ed.).   January 2012. Biological Interactions with Surface Charge in Biomaterials, Cambridge: RSC Publishing.

Journal articles:

  1. Kumbham, M., Mouras,R., Mani, A., Daly, S., O’Dwyer, K., Toma, A., Bianchini,P., Diaspro, A., Liu,N., Tofail, S.A.M., Silien, C. Spatial-domain filter enhanced subtraction microscopy and application to mid-IR imaging (2017) Optics Express 25 (12), 13145-13152.
  2. Denning, D., Kilpatrick, J.I., Fukada, E., Zhang, N., Habelitz, S., Fertala, A., Gilchrist, M., Zhang, Y., Tofail, S.A.M., Rodriguez, B.J. The piezoelectric tensor of collagen fibrils determined at the nanoscale (2017) ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 3 (6), 929–935.
  3. Tofail, S.A.M*. and Bauer, J. Electrically Polarized biomaterials, (2016) Advanced Materials Volume 28,  pp. 5470–5484.
  4. Thorat, N. D., Bohara, R.A., Malgras, V., Tofail, S.A.M., Ahamad, T., Alshehri, S.M., Wu, K. C-W., Yamauchi, Y. Multimodal superparamagnetic nanoparticles with unusually enhanced specific absorption rate for synergetic cancer therapeutics and magnetic resonance imaging (2016) ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8 (23), 14656–14664.
  5. Liu, N., Kumbham, M., Pita, I., Guo, Y., Bianchini, P., Diaspro, A., Tofail, S.A.M., Peremans, A. and Silien, C. Far-Field Subdiffraction Imaging of Semiconductors Using Nonlinear Transient Absorption Differential Microscopy (2016) ACS Photonics 3 (3), 478-485.
  6. English, A., Azeem, A., Spanoudes, K., Jones, E., Tripathi, B., Basu, N., McNamara, K., Tofail, S.A.M., Rooney, N., Riley, G., O'Riordan, A., Cross, G., Hutmacher, D., Biggs, M., Pandit, A., Zeugolis, D.I. Substrate topography: A valuable in vitro tool, but a clinical red herring for in vivo tenogenesis (2015) Acta Biomaterialia, 27, pp. 3-12.
  7. McNamara, K., Tofail, S.A.M*. Nanosystems: The use of nanoalloys, metallic, bimetallic, and magnetic nanoparticles in biomedical applications (2015) Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17 (42), pp. 27981-27995.

For more publications: http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=zl78yjkAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

 

Research Link:

http://mosaicteam.eu/

www.lanir.eu

www.sanowork.eu

www.bioelectricsurface.eu