UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Mobile health diagnostics with applications in medicine

25 February 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Hadi Shafiee

A colloquium with Dr Hadi Shafiee, Harvard Medical School

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students




UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


Roberts Building
Torrington Place
United Kingdom

The advances in micro and nano-technologies and the surge in consumer electronics have paved a solid foundation for developing mobile health (mhealth) technologies with the potential to transform the current paradigm in global health. In this talk, Dr Shafiee will present examples of how smartphones can be seamlessly integrated with hardware, software, microfluidics, and nanotechnology to develop point-of-care diagnostic devices to address clinical gaps in the management of infectious diseases and infertility.

About the Speaker

Dr Hadi Shafiee

Assistant Professor at the Division of Engineering at Brigham & Womens's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

He graduated from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran (BSc) in 2001 and University of Tehran, Iran (MSc) in 2003 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnique Institute and State University in 2010. After receiving training in the development of devices for cell sorting and pathogen detection at Virginia Tech and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, he started his own lab at BWH, HMS in 2014.

Dr Shafiee’s lab strives to develop innovative diagnostic tools to address unmet clinical challenges through integrating biology/medicine, micro and nanotechnology, consumer electronics, and artificial intelligence.  With an emphasis on translational research, he hopes to train the next generation of bioengineers and scientists to work at the forefront of bioengineering and regenerative medicine, and to expand the boundaries of this exciting field.