Rashid Bashir, PhD, is Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering, and Dean of the College of Engineering. His research interests include bionanotechnology, BioMEMS, lab on a chip, interfacing of biology and engineering from the molecular to the tissue scale, and applications of semiconductor fabrication to biomedical engineering, all applied to solving biomedical problems such as cancer and infectious disease diagnostics. He has been involved in 3 startups that have licensed his technologies. He has authored or co-authored over 220 journal papers, over 200 conference papers and conference abstracts, and over 120 invited talks, and has been granted 44 patents. He was an NSF Faculty Early Career Award winner and is a fellow of IEEE, AIMBE, AAAS, BMES, IAMBE, and APS.