Employment and Education

01/20- present     Assistant Professor of Acoustic Robotics for Life Sciences 

                            and Healthcare

                            Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (D-MAVT)

                            ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich)

                            Switzerland

                     

12/17- 30/19        Senior Research Scientist 

                            The Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems

                            ETH Zurich 

                            Switzerland

08/15- 12/17        Postdoctoral Associate 

                            The Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems

                            ETH Zurich

                            Switzerland

2015- 2015          Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering

                            North South University-Bangladesh

 

2014- 2015          Founder of Daniel Acoustics

2009- 2013          Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics

                            Acoustofluidics Lab

                            Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

                            The Pennsylvania State University- University Park

               

2007- 2009          M.S. in Engineering Science 

                            Acoustofluidics Lab

                            Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

                            The Pennsylvania State University- University Park

2002- 2006          B.S. (Honors) in Engineering Science

                            Minor in Mechanics

                            Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

                            The Pennsylvania State University- University Park

              

                          

 Awards

  • Grand Prize at Penn State ESM Today Graduate Research Symposium, 2009

  • Third Prize at Penn State ESM Today Graduate Research Symposium, 2010

  • CHEMINAS Young Researcher Poster Award at 15th International Conference on MicroTAS, San Diego, USA, 2011

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) funded 8th annual education workshop on How to Engineer Engineering Education held at Bucknell University, USA, 2011

  • First Prize at Presentation at Penn State ESM Today Graduate Research Symposium, 2012

  • First Prize Poster Award at Penn State ESM Today Graduate Research Symposium, 2013

  • Innovative Incentive Award achieved from Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2014

  • ETH Zürich Career Seed Grant on Programmable soft complex 3D-shaped particles fabrication using continuous –flow lithography, 2017

  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, awarded ~1.5 Million Euro on Acousto- Magnetic Micro/Nanorobots for Biomedical Applications (SONOBOTS), 2019

  Invited talks

  • Invited talk on Soft Acoustic Microswimmers in the Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2012 

  • Invited talk on Autonomous Artificial Swimmers in Materials Research Institute (MRI), Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2012

  • Invited talk on Microrobots in acoustic field at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics at Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 2015

  • Guest Lecturer on Artificial micro/nanorobots in 3rd SELECTA Workshop, Austria, 2016

  • Invited talk on Microswimmers in acoustic and magnetic field at the International Conference: Microswimmers – From single particle motion to collective behaviour, Bonn, Germany, 2016 

  • Invited talk on Additive Manufacturing themed on Acoustic and magnetic field enabled biomimetic propulsion for targeted therapeutics at the Center for Materials and Processes, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, 2016

  • Invited talk on Advancing Acoustic Manipulation for Use in Biomedical Applications in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, 2018

  • Invited talk on Advancing Micro/nanorobotics in Medicine in the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2019

  • Invited talk on Acoustic-based Micro/nanorobotics HEART conference, Cluj Napoca, Romania, 2019

  • Invited talk on Acousto-magnetic micro/nanorobotic systems, MARSS, Helsinki, Finland. 2019

  • Invited talk on Micro and Nanorobotics in Medicine, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany, 2019

Contact information

Daniel Ahmed

Email: dahmed@ethz.ch