Daniel Ahmed is an Assistant Professor of Acoustic Robotics for Life Sciences and Healthcare in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zürich. Daniel Ahmed is a specialist in acoustic micro and-nanorobotics. His research focuses on acoustic robotic systems with the aim of developing technologies at the interface of biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and medicine.
He has published 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, including articles in Nature Communications, Science Robotics, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Lab on a Chip, and Analytical Chemistry. Also, he has published 14 papers in conference proceedings. Daniel Ahmed's research has been featured on the front covers of five reputed journals, and it has been highlighted in more than 50 media outlets. Currently, Daniel has an H-index of 19 and an i10-index of 22, and his research has been cited more than 2400 times. Daniel has received several awards including the ERC Starting Grant 2019, ETH Zürich Career Seed Grant, the CHEMINAS Young Researcher Poster Award at the 15th Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS) Conference, the Innovative Incentive Award and the Grand Prize at ESM Today Graduate Research Symposium at Pennsylvania State University in recognition of his research work.
Mr. Cornel Dillinger grew up in Wil SG Switzerland, where he is an active member of the amateur football team, FC Wil 1900. In his bachelor program at ETH Zurich, with a focus on biomedical engineering, he conducted his research under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Ahmed on Soft Acousto-Magnetic Microswimmers. His work was published in Advanced Materials Technologies in July 2017, which also included an inside cover image. During his Master's, also at ETH Zurich, he gained industrial experience at Sensirion AG, a manufacturer of biomedical sensors. In 2019, Cornel completed his studies with a thesis on Programmable bio-inspired robots. His research interests are focused on acoustically powered micro-nano systems for innovative medical therapies of the future. To pursue his passion and interests, he joined the Acoustic Robotics Systems Lab (ARSL) at ETH Zurich as a doctoral student.