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Rashid Bashir


Primary Affiliation

Computational Imaging


Status Affiliate Faculty

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Phone 333-2150



  • Biography

    Rashid Bashir is a professor at the Grainger College of Engineering. From Oct. 1992 to Oct. 1998, Rashid Bashir worked at National Semiconductor in the Analog/Mixed Signal Process Technology Development Group, where he was promoted to Sr. Engineering Manager. At National Semiconductor, he led the development and commercialization of 4 analog semiconductor process technologies. He joined Purdue University in Oct. 1998 as an assistant professor and was later promoted to professor of electrical and computer engineering and a courtesy professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering. Since Oct. 2007, he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was the Abel Bliss professor of Engineering, and professor of electrical and computer engineering & bioengineering. He was the director of the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (, a campus-wide clean room facility from Oct 2007 to Aug 2013 and the co-director of the Campus-Wide Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (, a “collaboratory” aimed at facilitating center grants and large initiatives around campus in the area of nanotechnology. Since Aug 2013, he is now the head of the bioengineering department.


    • B.S., Texas Tech University, 1987
    • M.S., Purdue University, 1989
    • Ph.D., Purdue University, 1992
  • Honors
    • 2018: Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award from Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting 
    • 2017: UIUC Campus Award for Excellence in Faculty Leadership 
    • 2016-present: Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • 2015: Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 
    • 2015: Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE)



  • Research

    Research interests:

    • BioMEMS and Biosensors

    • Bio Nanotechnology

    • Nanomedicine

    • Applications of MEMS

    • nanotechnology in medical and biological problems

    • Multi scale tissue engineering

    My research interests include BioMEMS, Lab on a chip, nano-biotechnology, interfacing biology and engineering from molecular to tissue scale, and applications of semiconductor fabrication to biology, all applied to solve biomedical problems.

  • 2017

    • A. Ganguli, A. Ornob, H. Yu, G.L. Damhorst, W. Chen, F. Sun, A. Bhuiya, B.T. Cunningham, R. Bashir, “Hands-free smartphone-based diagnostics for simultaneous detection of Zika, Chinkungunya, and Dengue at point-of-care,” Biomedical Microdevices, 2017 (In Press).
    • C. Cvetkovic, M. C. Ferrall-Fairbanks, E. Ko, L. Grant, H. J. Kong, M. O. Platt & R. Bashir, "Investigating the Life Expectancy and Proteolytic Degradation of Engineered Skeletal Muscle Biological Machines," Scientific Reports, 7, Article Number: 3775 , 2017, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-03723-8.
    • C. Cvetkovic, M. Rich, R. Raman, H. Kong, and R. Bashir, “A 3D Printed Platform for Modular Neuromuscular Motor Units,” Microsystems and Nanoengineering, June 19, 2017. DOI:10.1038/micronano.2017.15.
    • E. A. Corbin, O. O. Adeniba, O. V. Cangellaris, W. P. King, R. Bashir, Evidence of differential mass change rates between human breast cancer cell lines in culture, Biomedical Microdevices, 2017, 19(1), 1-7. DOI:10.1007/s10544-017-0151-x.
    • J. Shim, S. Banerjee, H. Qiu, K. Smithe, D. Estrada, J. Bello, E. Pop, K. Schulten, and R. Bashir, “Detection of Biomolecules using Nanopores in CVD grown MoS2 Membrane,” Nanoscale, 2017 DOI:10.1039/C7NR03092D.
    • R. Raman, L. Grant, Y. Seo, C. Cvetkovic, M. Gapinske, A. Palasz, H. Dabbous, H. Kong, P. P. Pinera, and R. Bashir, "Damage, Healing, and Remodeling in Optogenetic Skeletal Muscle Bioactuators," Advanced Healthcare Materials, 1700030, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201700030. Cover Article.
    • W. Chen, H. Yu, F. Sun, A. Ornob, R. Brisbin, A. Ganguli, V. Vemuri, P. Strzebonski, G. Cui, K. J. Allen, S. A. Desai, W. Lin, D. M. Nash, D. Hirschberg, I. Brooks, R. Bashir, and B. T. Cunningham, “Mobile Platform for Multiplexed Detection and Differentiation of Disease-specific Nucleic Acid Sequences, Using Microfluidic Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification and Smartphone Detection,” Analytical Chemistry, 2017 (In Press).


    • E. Corbin, O. Adeniba, R. H. Ewoldt, R. Bashir, Dynamic Mechanical Measurements of the Viscosity of Single Adherent Cells, Applied Physics Letters, 2016. 108, 093701.
    • M. Melhem, J. Park, L. Knapp, L. Reinkensmeyer, M. Lee, J. Flewellyn, C. Cvetkovic, T. Jensen, R. Bashir, H. J. Kong, L. Schook, 3D printed stem cell-laden, microchanneled hydrogel patch for the enhanced release of cell-secreting factors and treatment of myocardial infarctions, ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00176.
    • R. Raman, B. Bhaduri, A. Shkumatov, M. K. Lee, M. Mir, G. Popescu, H. Kong, R. Bashir, High-Resolution Projection Micro-Stereolithography for Patterning of Neovasculature, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2016. 2016 Mar;5(5):610-9. DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201500721.
    • R. Raman, N. E. Clay, S. Sen, M. Melhem, E. Qin, H. Kong, R. Bashir, 3D printing enables separation of orthogonal functions within a hydrogel particle, Biomedical Microdevices, 2016, 5, 23; DOI:10.1007/s10544-016-0068-9.


    • Kang, S. K.; Hwang, S. W.; Yu, S.; Seo, J. H.; Corbin, E. A.; Shin, J.; Wie, D. S.; Bashir, R.; Ma, Z. Q.; Rogers, J. A., Biodegradable Thin Metal Foils and Spin-on Glass Materials for Transient Electronics. Advanced Functional Materials 2015, 25, (12), 1789-1797, DOI:10.1002/adfm.201403469.
    • Banerjee, S.; Wilson, J.; Shim, J.; Shankla, M.; Corbin, E. A.; Aksimentiev, A.; Bashir, R., Slowing DNA Transport Using Graphene-DNA Interactions. Advanced Functional Materials 2015, 25, (6), 936-946, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403719.
    • Corbin, E. A.; Kong, F.; Lim, C. T.; King, W. P.; Bashir, R., Biophysical Properties of Human Breast Cancer Cells Measured Using Silicon Mems Resonators and Atomic Force Microscopy. Lab on a Chip 2015, 15, (3), 839-847, DOI:10.1039/C4lc01179a.
    • G. L. Damhorst, C. Duarte-Guevara, W. Chen, T. Ghonge, B. Cunningham, and R. Bashir, Smartphone-imaged HIV-1 reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) on a chip from minimally-processed whole blood samples, Engineering, 2015, 1(3): 324-335, DOI:10.15302/J-ENG-2015072.
    • Hu, H.; Banerjee, S.; Estrada, D.; Bashir, R.; King, W. P., Tip-Based Nanofabrication of Arbitrary Shapes of Graphene Nanoribbons for Device Applications. RSC Advances 2015, 5, (46), 37006-37012, DOI:10.1039/C5ra04257g.
    • K. Lee, M. H. Rich, A. Shkumatov, C. Liu, J. H. Jeong, L. LyeTheng, M. D. Boppart, M. U. Gillette, R. Bashir, J. Lee, H.J. Kong, Glacier Moraine Formation-Mimicking Colloidal Particle Assembly in Microchanneled, Bioactive Hydrogel for Guided Vascular Network Construction. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2015, 4: 169. DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201570008.
    • O. Khatib, J. D. Wood, A. S. McLeod, M. Goldflam, M. Wagner, G. L. Damhorst , J. C. Koepke , G. P. Doidge, A. Rangarajan, R. Bashir, E. Pop , J. W. Lyding, M. Thiemens, F. Keilmann, and D. N. Basov, Graphene-based platform for nano-scale infrared near-field nano-spectroscopy of biomolecules in aqueous media, ACS Nano, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b01184.


    • C. Cvetkovic, R. Raman, V. Chan, B. J. Williams, M. Tolish, P. Bajaj, M. L. Sakar, H. H. Asada, M. T. A. Saif, R. Bashir, Three-dimensionally printed biological machines powered by skeletal muscle. PNAS, 2014, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1401577111.
    • Corbin, E. A.; Dorvel, B. R.; Millet, L. J.; King, W. P.; Bashir, R., Micro-Patterning of Mammalian Cells on Suspended Mems Resonant Sensors for Long-Term Growth Measurements. Lab on a Chip 2014, 14, (8), 1401-1404, DOI: 10.1039/c3lc51217g.
    • E. A. Corbin, F. Kong, C. T. Lim, W. P. King, and R. Bashir, Biophysical Properties of Human Breast Cancer Cells Measured Using Silicon MEMS Resonators, Lab on a Chip, 2014. DOI:10.1039/C4LC01179A.
    • E. Corbin, L. J. Millet, K. R. Keller, W. P. King, and R. Bashir, Measuring Physical Properties of Neuronal and Glial Cells in Primary Culture with Resonant Microsensors,. Analytical Chemistry, 2014, DOI:10.1021/ac5000625.
    • H. Hwang, G. Park, C. Edwards, E. Corbin, S. Kang, H. Cheng, J. Song, J. Kim, S. Yu, J. Ng, J. Lee, C. Yee, B. Bhaduri, Y. Su, F. G. Omennetto, Y. Huang, R. Bashir, L. Goddard, G. Popescu, K. Lee, and J. A. Rogers, Chemistry and biocompatibility of single crystalline silicon nanomembranes and associated materials for transient electronics. ACS Nano, 2014, DOI:10.1021/nn500847g.
    • K. Lee, M. H. Rich, A. Shkumatov, C. Liu, J. H. Jeong, L. LyeTheng, M. D. Boppart, M. U. Gillette, R. Bashir, J. Lee, H.J. Kong, Glacier Moraine Formation-Mimicking Colloidal Particle Assembly in Microchanneled, Bioactive Hydrogel for Guided Vascular Network Construction. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2015, 4: 169. DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201570008.
    • Popescu, G.; Park, K.; Mir, M.; Bashir, R., New Technologies for Measuring Single Cell Mass. Lab on a Chip 2014, 14, (4), 646-652, DOI: 10.1039/c3lc51033f.


    • Banerjee, S.; Shim, J.; Rivera, J.; Jin, X. Z.; Estrada, D.; Solovyeva, V.; You, X.; Pak, J.; Pop, E.; Aluru, N.; Bashir, R., Electrochemistry at the Edge of a Single Graphene Layer in a Nanopore. ACS Nano 2013, 7, (1), 834-843.
    • Bhaduri, B.; Wickland, D.; Wang, R.; Chan, V.; Bashir, R.; Popescu, G., Cardiomyocyte Imaging Using Real-Time Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (Slim). Plos One 2013, 8, (2).
    • Corbin, E. A.; Millet, L. J.; Pikul, J. H.; Johnson, C. L.; Georgiadis, J. G.; King, W. P.; Bashir, R., Micromechanical Properties of Hydrogels Measured with MEMS Resonant Sensors. Biomedical Microdevices 2013, 15, (2), 311-319.
    • G. Damhorst, C. Smith, E. Salm, M. Sobieraj, H. Ni, H. Kong, R. Bashir, A liposome-based ion release impedance sensor for biological detection. Biomedical Microdevices, 2013. DOI:10.1007/s10544-013-9778-4.
    • J. Schmidt, J. Jeong, V. Chan, K. Baek, M. Lai, C. Cha, R. Bashir, H. Kong, Tailoring the Dependency between Rigidity and Water Uptake of a Microfabricated Hydrogel with the Conformational Rigidity of a Polymer Cross-linker, Biomacromolecules, 2013. DOI: 10.1021/bm302004v.
    • J. Shim, G. Humphreys, B.M. Venkatesan, J.M. Munz, X. Zou, C. Sathe, K. Schulten, F. Kosari, A. Nardulli, G. Vasmatzis, and R. Bashir, Detection and Quantification of Methylation in DNA using Solid-State Nanopores, Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 1389.
    • K. Baek, J. H. Jeong, A. Shkumatov, R. Bashir, and H. Kong, In situ Self-Folding Assembly of Multi-Walled Hydrogel Tube for Uniaxial, Sustained Molecular Release, Advanced Materials, 2013 DOI:10.1002/adma.201300951. Inside cover article.


    • E. J. De Souza, W. Ahmed, V. Chan, R. Bashir, M. T. A. Saif, Cardiac myocytes' dynamic contractile behavior differs depending on heart segment. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2012, DOI:10.1002/bit.24725.
    • J. H. Jeong, V. Chan, C. Cha, P. Zortuluna, C. Dyck, K. Jimmy Hsia, R. Bashir, H. J. Kong, Living Microvascular Stamp for Patterning of Functional Neovessels; Orchestrated Control of Matrix Property and Geometry. Advanced Materials, 2012, 24, 1, January 3, 2012, Cover Article.
    • Millet, L. J.; Corbin, E. A.; Free, R.; Park, K.; Kong, H.; King, W. P.; Bashir, R., Characterization of Mass and Swelling of Hydrogel Microstructures Using MEMS Resonant Mass Sensor Arrays. Small 2012, 8, (16), 2555-2562.
    • Park, K.; Kim, N.; Morisette, D. T.; Aluru, N. R.; Bashir, R., Resonant Mems Mass Sensors for Measurement of Microdroplet Evaporation. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 2012, 21, (3), 702-711.
    • V. Chan, J. H. Jeong, P. Bajaj, M. Collens, M. T. A. Saif, H. J. Kong, R. Bashir, Multi-Material Bio-Fabrication of Hydrogel Cantilevers and Actuators with Stereolithography. Lab on a Chip, 2012, 12, 88-98. Back Cover Article.
    • V. Chan, K. Park, M. B. Collens, M. T. A. Saif, H. Kong, and R. Bashir, Walking Biological Machines with Hydrogels and Cardiomyocytes using a 3D Stereo-Lithographic Printer. Scientific Reports, 2012, 2, 857; DOI:10.1038/srep00857.
    • V. Chan, M.B. Collens, J.Jeong, K. Park, H. Kong, and R. Bashir. Directed Cell Alignment on Protein-Printed 3D Stereolithographic Hydrogels. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, Special Issue on Stereolithography, 2012, 7(3): 219-228.
    • Venkatesan, B. M.; Estrada, D.; Banerjee, S.; Jin, X. Z.; Dorgan, V. E.; Bae, M. H.; Aluru, N. R.; Pop, E.; Bashir, R., Stacked Graphene-Al2O3 Nanopore Sensors for Sensitive Detection of DNA and DNA-Protein Complexes. ACS Nano 2012, 6, (1), 441-450.


    • Mir, M.; Wang, Z.; Shen, Z.; Bednarz, M.; Bashir, R.; Golding, I.; Prasanth, S. G.; Popescu, G., Optical Measurement of Cycle-Dependent Cell Growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2011, 108, (32), 13124-13129.
    • Radadia, A. D.; Stavis, C. J.; Carr, R.; Zeng, H. J.; King, W. P.; Carlisle, J. A.; Aksimentiev, A.; Hamers, R. J.; Bashir, R., Control of Nanoscale Environment to Improve Stability of Immobilized Proteins on Diamond Surfaces. Advanced Functional Materials 2011, 21, (6), 1040-1050. 
    • Stavis, C.; Clare, T. L.; Butler, J. E.; Radadia, A. D.; Carr, R.; Zeng, H. J.; King, W. P.; Carlisle, J. A.; Aksimentiev, A.; Bashir, R.; Hamers, R. J., Surface functionalization of thin-film diamond for highly stable and selective biological interfaces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2011, 108, (3), 983-988. 
    • Venkatesan, B. M.; Polans, J.; Comer, J.; Sridhar, S.; Wendell, D.; Aksimentiev, A.; Bashir, R., Lipid Bilayer Coated Al2O3 Nanopore Sensors: Towards a Hybrid Biological Solid-State Nanopore. Biomedical Microdevices 2011, 13, (4), 671-682.
    • Wang, Z.; Millet, L.; Chan, V.; Ding, H. F.; Gillette, M. U.; Bashir, R.; Popescu, G., Label-free intracellular transport measured by spatial light interference microscopy. Journal of Biomedical Optics 2011, 16, (2).


    • Privorotskaya, N.; Liu, Y. S.; Lee, J. C.; Zeng, H. J.; Carlisle, J. A.; Radadia, A.; Millet, L.; Bashir, R.; King, W. P., Rapid thermal lysis of cells using silicon-diamond microcantilever heaters. Lab on a Chip 2010, 10, (9), 1135-1141.
    • Park, K.; Millet, L. J.; Kim, N.; Li, H. A.; Jin, X. Z.; Popescu, G.; Aluru, N. R.; Hsia, K. J.; Bashir, R., Measurement of adherent cell mass and growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2010, 107, (48), 20691-20696.
    • Privorotskaya, N. L.; Zheng, H.; Carlisle, J. A.; Bashir, R.; King, W. P., Piezoresistive Microcantilevers from Ultrananocrystalline Diamond. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 2010, 19, 1234-1242.