Dr. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed is a Senior Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Biotechnology at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Materials Science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Eiichi Tamiya and later worked as a JSPS post-doctoral fellow at Osaka University, Japan (2008-2009, with Prof. Eiichi Tamiya); DARPA post-doctoral research associate at Duke University, US (2009-2010, with Prof. April S. Brown); and NSERC post-doctoral fellow at INRS-EMT, Canada (2010-2012, with Prof. M. Zourob). His research interests are in the areas of biosensors and diagnostic technologies as well as applications to nanobiotechnology and clinical and environmental chemistry. Dr Ahmed is an alumnus of JAIST and a prestigious young participant/fellow of the 57th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting for Physiology and Medicine in Germany in 2007. In 2008, he was awarded with the prestigious Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) young scientist award to work in the Graduate School of Engineering of Osaka University. In 2009, he was awarded with the United States Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) post-doctoral fellowship to work at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Currently, Dr Ahmed also serving as one of the Associate Editors of the journal “RSC Advances” published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK.
Dr Minhaz Ahmed



His research focuses on developing reliable and simple methodologies that could allow bioanalytical detection to be carried out for various applications, particularly regarding aspects of food safety, healthcare, and environmental protection, which deserve public awareness. He has published numerous articles in reputed journals of bioanalytical chemistry, such as Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Analytical Chemistry, Analyst, and Critical Review on Biotechnology. He is also the co-inventor of a United States patent. He is frequently invited to write reviews in top international journals, including Biosensors and Bioelectronics, which is the principal international journal devoted to research, design, development, and application of biosensors and bioelectronics.

UBD Biosensors and Biotechnology Lab


Dr. Ahmed’s works are currently funded by the Brunei Research Council, Graduate Research Studentships, and Cross boundary research programme of Osaka University. He is also active in research collaborations with Osaka University, JAIST and Keio University of Japan, Cranfield University of the UK, Harvard and Duke University of the US, INRS-EMT of Canada, University of Chittagong of Bangladesh, and Alfaisal University of Saudi Arabia.

Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Ph.D.

Analytical Chemistry and Biotechnology,
Faculty of Science,
University of Brunei Darussalam
BE1410, Brunei Darussalam
Phone: +673 246 3001 Ext: 1341

Patent-Minhaz Uddin Ahmed


RuH Detection

Real time electrochemical detection of pathogen DNA using electrostatic interaction of a redox probe

Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Sharifun Nahar , Mohammadali Safavieh and Mohammed Zourob
Analyst, 138, 907-915, 2013. DOI: 10.1039/C2AN36153A



Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Ishtiaq Ali Saaem, Pae C Wu, April Brown, Personalized diagnostics and biosensors: A review of the biology and technology needed for personalized medicine, Critical Review in Biotechnology, DOI: 10.3109/07388551.2013.778228, (2013)


A bacteriophage endolysin-based electrochemical impedance biosensor for the rapid detection of Listeria cells

A bacteriophage endolysin-based electrochemical impedance biosensor for the rapid detection of Listeria cells

Mona Tolba, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Chaker Tlili, Fritz Eichenseher, Martin J. Loessner and Mohammed Zourob
Analyst, 137, 5749-5756, 2012. DOI: 10.1039/C2AN35988J

Isothermal e.coli detection in a microfluidics BIOchip
Microfluidics Chip

Microfluidic electrochemical assay for rapid detection and quantification of Escherichia coli

M. Safavieh, Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Mona Tolba, Mohammed Zourob, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 31, 1, 15, 523–528, 2012.


DNA Stick

Electrochemical genosensor for the rapid detection of GMO using loop-mediated isothermal amplification

Minhaz Uddin Ahmed, Masato Saito , M. Mosharraf Hossain , Yuzuru Takamura , Masahiro Takagi and Eiichi Tamiya.
Analyst, 134, 966-972, 2009. DOI10.1039/B812569D


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