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Ph.D. Biological Engineering 

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Stem cell differentiation
  • Stem cell niche
  • Extracellular matrix biology
  • Cell cycle
  • Intracellular trafficking
  • Cell signalling
  • Infection and immunity
  • Microbiome
  • Proteomics, transcriptomics, pathway analysis
  • Microscopy, especially high throughput imaging and confocal microscopy

Tofail Syed

Professor Tofail A. M. Syed is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Limerick, Ireland and a member of the Bernal Institute of the same University. He received an M.Sc. in Engineering and a B.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). After receiving a Ph.D. in Physics in 2002 from the University of Limerick, Ireland, he conducted a postdoctoral fellowship on surface characterization using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and molecular modelling. He has used first-principle design of materials and interfaces for developing piezoelectric hydroxyapatite, radiopaque NiTi alloys, antimicrobial textiles, anti-encrustation stents and drug-eluting stents. He is one of the co-inventors of super-resolution chemical imaging using infrared absorption. His research interest focuses on converging science towards innovative solutions in therapeutic devices, high resolution spectro-microscopy and imaging.

Additional Links


Haseeb, ASMA; Islam, MF; Alam, O; Tofail, SAM (1997) ‘Surface Hardening Behavior of Titanium Alloys in Carburization‘ In: B. Misra and G. J. Kipouros, TMS (eds).Titanium Extraction and Processing.

Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA (2001) ‘Patterned nanostructured arrays for high-density magnetic recording‘. APPLIED ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY, 15 (5):373-382