Dr Atif Shahzad

Dr Atif Shahzad

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
Research Fellow & Lead for MSc Biomedical Innovation

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Room 326, Level 3 IBR Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Atif Shahzad is a research fellow and lead for MSc Biomedical Innovation program at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham. He is associated with the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine and also holds an honorary position at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway. Atif is interested in need-led health technology innovation with a focus on device-based therapies, monitoring and diagnostic technologies.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Medical Electronics (Health Technology Innovation), National University of Ireland, Galway
  • MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds
  • BSc Computer Engineering, COMSTATS University
  • Diploma of Associate Engineer, Swedish Institute of Technology

Biography

Dr Atif Shahzad is a research fellow and lead for MSc Biomedical Innovation program at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham. He is associated with the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine and also holds an honorary position at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway. Atif received BSc (honours) in computer engineering from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan, and MSc in electronic engineering from University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He has been associated with NUI Galway since 2011, starting a PhD in medical device engineering and later worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Translational Medical Device Lab (Oct 2015 - Feb 2018). In February 2018, Atif co-established an interdisciplinary research laboratory (Smart Sensors Lab) that bridges the disciplines of engineering, data science and medicine to build patient-centred technological solutions for un-met clinical needs. Joining the Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine at University of Birmingham, Atif is leading research in need-led health technology innovation with a focus on electromagnetic imaging and therapeutics, bio-sensing and medical signal and image processing.

As an educator, Atif has contributed to delivery of several undergraduate and postgraduate programs including a formal lectureship at COMSATS Institute of Informational Technology, Pakistan, from 2006 to 2011, where he taught undergraduate modules at the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Atif has contributed to over 50 research publications, several patents and has received 14 national and international awards. He is a topic editor of MDPI Biosensors journal and frequent reviewer of Diagnostics, Sensors and several engineering journals. Building upon a strong industry collaborations and lab grown innovation, Atif has secured and contributed to several research and innovation grants worth more than £3.5m in past 6 years.

Postgraduate supervision

  • Muhammad Farooq (2018-2022; NUI Galway)
  • Talha Iqbal (2018-2022; NUI Galway)
  • Muhammad Bilal (2017-2021; NUI Galway)

Research

  • Medical Device Development
  • Biosensing
  • Digital Signal and Image Processing
  • Microwave Imaging and Therapeutics
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Dielectric Spectroscopy

Research Groups and Centres

Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine

Smart Sensors Lab

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Farooq, M, Amin, B, Kraśny, MJ, Elahi, A, Rehman, MRU, Wijns, W & Shahzad, A 2022, 'An ex vivo study of wireless linkage distance between implantable LC resonance sensor and external readout coil', Sensors, vol. 22, no. 21, 8402. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22218402

Toth, GG, Achim, A, Kafka, M, Wu, X, Lunardi, M, Biswas, S, Shahzad, A, Thury, A, Ruzsa, Z, Johnson, TW & Wijns, W 2022, 'Bench test and in vivo evaluation of longitudinal stent deformation during proximal optimisation', Eurointervention, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 83-90. https://doi.org/10.4244/EIJ-D-21-00824

Amin, B, Shahzad, A, O'halloran, M, Mcdermott, B & Elahi, A 2022, 'Experimental validation of microwave imaging prototype and DBIM-IMATCS algorithm for bone health monitoring', IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 42589-42600. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3167715

Iqbal, T, Elahi, A, Wijns, W & Shahzad, A 2022, 'Exploring unsupervised machine learning classification methods for physiological stress detection', Frontiers in Medical Technology, vol. 4, 782756. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmedt.2022.782756

Iqbal, T, Elahi, A, Ganly, S, Wijns, W & Shahzad, A 2022, 'Photoplethysmography-based respiratory rate estimation algorithm for health monitoring applications', Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 242-252. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40846-022-00700-z

Iqbal, T, Simpkin, AJ, Roshan, D, Glynn, N, Killilea, J, Walsh, J, Molloy, G, Ganly, S, Ryman, H, Coen, E, Elahi, A, Wijns, W & Shahzad, A 2022, 'Stress monitoring using wearable sensors: a pilot study and stress-predict dataset', Sensors, vol. 22, no. 21, 8135. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22218135

Amin, B, Shahzad, A, Crocco, L, Wang, M, O'Halloran, M, González-Suárez, A & Elahi, MA 2021, 'A feasibility study on microwave imaging of bone for osteoporosis monitoring', Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 925-936. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11517-021-02344-8

Iqbal, T, Elahi, A, Redon, P, Vazquez, P, Wijns, W & Shahzad, A 2021, 'A review of biophysiological and biochemical indicators of stress for connected and preventive healthcare', Diagnostics, vol. 11, no. 3, 556. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11030556

Iqbal, T, Redon-Lurbe, P, Simpkin, AJ, Elahi, A, Ganly, S, Wijns, W & Shahzad, A 2021, 'A sensitivity analysis of biophysiological responses of stress for wearable sensors in connected health', IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 93567-93579. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3082423

Conference article

Farooq, M, Amin, B, Elahi, A, Wijns, W & Shahzad, A 2022, 'An optimized methodology to achieve irreversible bonding between PDMS and polyimides for biomedical sensors †', Engineering Proceedings, vol. 27, no. 1, 14. https://doi.org/10.3390/ecsa-9-13223

Conference contribution

Burke, S, Polak-Kraśna, K, Benchakroun, H, Vazquez, P, O'Halloran, M, Shahzad, A, Wijns, W & Kraśny, M 2022, Feasibility study of plaque detection using electrical impedance techniques. in 2022 16th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)., 9769600, Proceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE, 16th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Madrid, Spain, 27/03/22. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP53622.2022.9769600

Shahzad, A, Amin, B, O'Halloran, M & Elahi, MA 2022, Microwave tomographic imaging of experimental bone phantoms for bone imaging application. in 2021 IEEE USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium). USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), IEEE Xplore, pp. 53-54, 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Singapore, Singapore, 4/12/21. https://doi.org/10.23919/USNC-URSI51813.2021.9703555

Shahzad, A, O'Halloran, M, Elahi, MA & Donlon, P 2021, A water dependent tissue dielectric model for estimation of in-vivo dielectric properties. in 2020 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC)., 9385014, IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Biomedical Conference, IEEE, The IEEE 2020 International Microwave Biomedical Conference, Toulouse, France, 14/12/20. https://doi.org/10.1109/IMBIoC47321.2020.9385014

Preprint

Iqbal, T, Elahi, A, Shahzad, A & Wijns, W 2022 'Review on Classification Techniques used in Biophysiological Stress Monitoring'.

Review article

Wu, X, Ono, M, Kawashima, H, Poon, EKW, Torii, R, Shahzad, A, Gao, C, Wang, R, Barlis, P, von Birgelen, C, Reiber, JHC, Bourantas, CV, Tu, S, Wijns, W, Serruys, PW & Onuma, Y 2021, 'Angiography-based 4-dimensional superficial wall strain and stress: a new diagnostic tool in the catheterization laboratory', Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, vol. 8, 667310. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2021.667310

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