Shawana Tabassum

University of Texas at Tyler

Shawana Tabassum

2021 Jury | Lab 2020 2020 Breakthrough Day 2020 Winner 2020 Finalist | Lab Lab Jury Winner Lab Finalist Breakthrough Day Emerging Talents (Falling Walls Lab)

Shawana Tabassum is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Tyler, where she directs the Biosensors and Bioinformatics Laboratory. Her research is focused on micro/nano-optics, electronics, microfluidics, and their applications in biomedicine and precision agriculture. She received her BSc degree in electrical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, and her PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, IA, USA, in 2014 and 2018, respectively. Dr Tabassum was a recipient of the Making a Difference Award (2021), Breakthrough of the Year Award in the Emerging Talents Category of Falling Walls (2020), Robert J. Menges Award for outstanding research in educational development (2020), Postdoctoral Scholar Excellence Award for teaching and mentoring students (2020), Best global impact innovation prize from ISU’s Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship (2020, 2019), Biomedical Engineering Society’s career development award (2019), Research Excellence Award (2018), and the Best paper award finalist at IEEE Sensors conference (2016).

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