Maan M. Alkaisi, PhD

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Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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Dr. Maan M. Alkaisi is a Principal Investigator of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Material and Nanotechnology. He is the founder and coordinator of the MacDiarmid Institute BioNanoNetwork. He is Professor in microelectronics at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is also a founding member of the Nanostructure Engineering Science and Technology NEST research group formed back in 1998 at Canterbury University and was the core group that introduced nanotechnology to New Zealand. Dr Alkaisi carried out his postgraduate studies in the UK where he received his MSc degree from Salford University in 1976 and PhD degree from Sheffield University in 1981 both in Electronic Engineering. His current research interest including high resolution imaging of biological cells, interactions of biological cells with patterns, Bio-MicroElectro Mechanical Systems (BioMEMs), development of nanoscale patterning including three dimensional Nanoimprint Lithography and surface texturing for solar cells. He has over 100 refereed articles and holds two patents, has given a number of invited and plenary talks at international conferences on nanotechnology. Prof Alkaisi is a Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand (MRSNZ).

Research Interest

Dr. Maan M. Alkaisi's research interests focus on: Nanofabrication and Devices Bionano/Nanobio and Soft Matter