Dr Shakil Awan
Profiles

Dr Shakil Awan

Lecturer in Electronics and Nanotechnology

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Lecturer in Electronics and Nanotechnology

Member of Nanotechnology and Electronics Research Group
Member of the Centre for Research in Translational Biomedicine
Wolfson Nanomaterials and Devices Laboratory

Qualifications

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
PhD in High Temperature Superconductors, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Senior Research Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory, UK (2000-2007)
Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, UK (2008-11)
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK (2009-2014)
Newnham College Lecturer, Director of Studies, University of Cambridge, UK (2012-2014)
Academic Visitor at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, Cambridge, UK

Professional membership

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)

Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Roles on external bodies

Reviewer for Research Councils:

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UK)
Welsh Government

Reviewer for Scientific Journals: 
Nature Scientific Reports,
Diagnostics,
Metrologia,
IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurements,
New Journal of Physics,
IOP Measurement, Science and Technology,
Biosensors and Bioelectronics,
IET Circuits, Devices & Systems,
Nanomaterials.

Teaching interests

Electrical Principles and Machines, ELEC138, ELEC144 (Module Leader)
Electronic Design and Build, ELEC145 (Module Leader)
Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology, ELEC512 (co-teach)
Analogue Electronics
Simulation of Electronic Circuits
Immersive Vision Theatre (IVT) based visualisation of Electromagnetic Fields 

Staff serving as external examiners

Swansea University, PhD Examiner, February 2014

Exeter University, PhD Examiner, February 2018

Internal Examiner of 4 PhD students, 1 MRes and 1 MPhil

Research interests

Graphene & 2D materials based biosensors (protein/DNA biomarker detection),
Radio-frequency/High-Speed Graphene & 2D materials based Electronics,
ECG and EEG signal detection using Electric Potential ICs
Micro- and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS / NEMS)
Surface Plasmon Resonance detection of nanoparticles
Precision Electromagnetic Measurements & Impedance Standards
Nanoscale Electronic Devices and Structures
Direct Current and Alternating Current Quantum Hall Effect
Metrology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Superconductivity

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Carrier Haslam, PhD, Director of Studies, University of Plymouth (2016 - )

Bing Li, PhD, co-supervised, University of Plymouth (2015-17)

Stavros Gourgiotis, MSc, Director of Studies, University of Plymouth (2016-17)

Shiva Rana, MSc, Director of Studies, University of Plymouth (2015-16)

Antonio Lombardo, PhD, co-supervised (1-chapter, informally), University of Cambridge (2010-14)

Hamed Omer, PhD co-supervised (informally), Imperial College London (2009-11)

Wey Chua, PhD, co-supervised (informally), National Physical Laboratory (1997-2000)

Grants & contracts

20. Awan S. A. (PI), Charmet J. and Siligardi G., “Alzheimer’s Protein Characterisation on Graphene Sensors using Diamond Light Source SRCD”, June 2019 – April 2020, £95k (in-kind).

19. Whitley T. (DoS), Awan S. A. and Davey P., “Antennas and Multifunctional sensors based on Graphene and 2D Materials”, PhD Studentship, University of Plymouth, Oct 2018 – Sept 2021, £65k.

18. Awan S. A. (DoS), Whitley T. and Davey P., “Graphene and 2D Materials based Sensors for Early Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases”, PhD (Self-funded), Oct 2018 – Sept 2021, £65k.

17. Jenkins D. J. (DoS), Handy R. and Awan S. A., “Graphene filtration system” PhD Studentship, University of Plymouth, Oct 2017 – Sept 2020, £65k.

16. Awan S. A. (DoS), Ifeachor E. and Whitley T., “RF Biomarker detection for Alzheimer’s Disease based on Graphene Sensors”, PhD Studentship, University of Plymouth, April 2016 – March 2019, £65k.

 

15. Jang, S-H. (PI), Cree A., Awan S. A., "Smart skin for infrastructure: fracture sensing and electromagnetic interference shielding", June - Sept 2018, £2.5k.

 

14. Ifeachor E. (PI), Awan S. A., Pan G., Carroll C., Guy O. J and Doneddu D., “Novel Point-of-Care Diagnostic Techniques for Dementia”, EPSRC, EP/M006301/1, Feb 2015 – July 2018, £1.2M (fEC), UoP part £0.6M. Actual to UoP = £0.5M.

 

13. Jenkins D. F. (PI), Handy R. and Awan S. A., “Nanomaterials Workshop”, Newton Fund, British Council, Aug. 2016. £23k.

 

12. Awan S. A. (PI), “Graphene / EPIC Sensors”, Plessey Semiconductors Ltd., ~£100k (in-

   kind). 2016 - 2019

 

11. Awan S. A. (PI), Microlease/Keysight Ltd, Semiconductor Parameter Analyser (Quoted £36.7k, in-kind £9k, bought at £27.7k), July 2015.

 

10. Awan S. A. (PI), Microlease/Keysight Ltd, Impedance Analyser (Quoted £40k, in-kind £20k, bought at £20.3k), July 2015.

 

9. Awan S. A. (PI), Cascade Microtech, quoted at £32k, in-kind £30k, bought at £2k, Sept 2013.

 

8. Dickinson R. Awan S. A., “Development of phased array detector coils for flow and morphology measurements of the carotid artery using MRI”, Wellcome Trust Value in People Award, Imperial College London, £29k (Co-I). August 2009 – June 2010.

 

7. Royal Academy of Engineering, £0.5k travel grant, Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM), Boulder, USA, 2008.

 

6. Awan S. A. (PI), National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Strategic Research, 'Microfabricated Coaxial 3D Electromagnetic Structures', £250k, 2004 – 2006.

 

5. Awan S. A. (PI) and Clarke R. N., “MEMS based RF and Microwave Power Sensor”, NPL/DTI, £120k, 2004-2005 (18 months).

 

4. Awan S. A. (PI) and Kibble B. P., “Traceability of Capacitance to Quantum Hall Effect Standards”, NPL/DTI, £150k, 2003-06.

 

3. Awan S. A. (PI), Kibble B. P., Belliss J. H., Giblin S. and Robinson I. A., “Coaxial AC Bridge Systems”, Singapore A*, Agency for Science, Technology & Research, £250k, 2003-05.

 

2. Awan S. A. (PI), and Kibble B. P., “Calibration of Impedance Standards to 10 MHz”, NPL/DTI, £250k, 2000-03.

 

1. Kibble B. P. (PI) and Robinson I. A., “Development of High Frequency Impedance Standards to 1MHz”, NPL/DTI, £300k, 1997-2000 (1st project for S. A. Awan at NPL).


Creative practice & artistic projects

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

29. Damiati S., Haslam C., Søpstad S., Peacock M., Whitley T., Davey P., Awan S. A., "Sensitivity Comparison of Macro- and Micro-Electrochemical Biosensors for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Biomarker Detection",  IEEE Access, 2019, Vol. 7, pp. 94048-94058, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2928132.

28. Damiati S, Haslam C, Peacock M, Awan S.A. “A Modified Electrochemical Biosensor for Sensitive Detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Biomarker”. ESMO Open 2018, 3(2), A260-261.

27. Haslam C., Damiati S., Whitley T., Davey P., Ifeachor E., Awan S. A., “Label-Free Sensors Based on  Graphene Field-Effect Transistors for the Detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Cancer Risk  Biomarker”, Diagnostics 2018, 8, 5; DOI:10.3390/diagnostics8010005

26.  Li B., Pan G., Avent N. D., Islam K., Awan S. A., Davey P., “A simple approach to preparation of Graphene/Reduced Graphene Oxide/Polyallylamine electrode and their electrocatalysis for hydrogen peroxide reduction”, J. Nanosci. Nanotech., 16 (12), 12805-12810, 2016.

25.  Awan S. A., Lombardo A., Colli., Privitera G., Kulmala T. S., Kivioja J. M., Koshino M., Ferrari A. C., “Transport Conductivity of Graphene at RF and Microwave Frequencies”, 2D Mater., 3 (1), 015010-1-11, 2016.

24.  Awan S. A., Pan G., Al Taan L. M., Li B., Jamil N., “Transport electromagnetic properties of chemical vapour deposition graphene from direct current to 110 MHz”, IET Circuits, Devices Syst., 9 (1), 46-51, 2015.

23. Li B., Pan G., Jamil N. Y., Al Taan L., Awan S. A., Avent N., “Shielding technique for deposition of Au electrical contacts on graphene by sputtering“, J. Vac. Sci. Technol., 33 (3), 03061, 2015.

22.  Omer H., Dickinson R. and Awan S. A., “Phased array coil for implementing parallel MRI in intravascular imaging: A feasibility study”, Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A, 43, 267-276, 2015.

21.  Li B., Pan G., Awan S. A., Avent N., „Techniques for production of large area graphene for electronic and sensor device applications”, Graphene 2D Mater., 1, 47-58, 2014.

20.  Pan G., Li B., Heath M., Horsell D., Wears M. L., Al Taan L., Awan S. A., “Transfer-free growth of graphene on SiO2 insulator substrate from sputtered carbon and nickel films”, Carbon, 65, 349-358, 2013.

19.  Salah N. H., Jenkins D., Panina L., Handy R., Pan G., Awan S. A., “Self-Sensing Surface Plasmon Resonance for the Detection of Metallic Nanoparticles”, Smart Nanosystems in Engineering and Medicine, 2(2), 10-22, 2012.

18.  Awan S. A., J. McGinley, Dickinson R. J., Angeli S. and Young I. R., “Design and development of a 1mT planar B0-coil for patient respiratory motion correction in magnetic resonance imaging”, Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B, Magnetic Resonance Engineering, 41B (4), 130-138, 2012.

17.  Awan S. A., “MEMS Sensors”, McGraw Hill 2009 Yearbook of Science and Technology, New York, 2009, 205-208. ISBN : 978-0-07-160562-5.

16.  Awan S. A. and Kibble B. P., ”A universal geometry for calculable frequency response coefficient of LCR standards and new 10 MHz resistance and 1.6 MHz quadrature bridge systems”, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., 56 (2), 221-225, 2007.

15.  Kibble B. P., Kotter F. R., Rayner G. H. and Awan S. A., “Capacitance Measurements”, McGraw Hill 2006 Yearbook of Science and Technology, New York, 2006.

14.  Awan S. A. and Peterson K. D., “Bridge Circuit”, McGraw Hill 2006 Yearbook of Science and Technology, New York, 2006.

13.  Awan S. A. and Kibble B. P., “Towards accurate measurement of the frequency dependence of capacitance and resistance standards up to 10 MHz”, IEEE Trans. Instum. Meas., 54 (2), 516-520, 2005.

12.  Kärkkäinen A., Awan S. A., Oja A., Kyynäräinen J., Manninen A., Tisnek N. and Seppä H. “A DC Voltage Reference Based on MEMS”, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas., 54 (2), 563-566, 2005.

11.  Awan S. A., Editorial on “Electromagnetic Measurements and Techniques”, IEE Proc.-Sci. Meas. Technol., 151 (5), 354-355, 2004.

10.  Awan S. A., Callegaro L. and Kibble B. P., “Resonance frequency of four-terminal-pair air-dielectric capacitance standards and closing the metrological impedance triangle”, Meas. Sci. Technol., 15 , 969-972, 2004.

9.  Awan S. A., Jones R. G. and Kibble B. P., “Evaluation of coaxial bridge systems for accurate determination of the SI farad from the DC quantum Hall effect”, Metrologia, 40 (5), 264-270, 2003.

8. Awan S. A. and Sali S., “Self-field AC power dissipation in high-Tc superconducting tapes and a prototype cable”, IEE Proc.-Sci. Meas. Technol., 149 (1), 2-8, 2002.

7. Awan S. A., Kibble B. P., Robinson I. A., and Giblin S. P., “A New Four Terminal-Pair Bridge for Traceable Impedance Measurements at Frequencies up to 1 MHz”, IEEE Trans. Instum. Meas., 50 (2), 282-285, 2001.

6. Awan S. A., Kibble B. P. and Robinson I. A., “Calibration of IVDs at frequencies up to 1 MHz by Permuting Capacitors”, IEE Proc.-Sci. Meas. Technol., 147 (4), 193-195, 2000.

5. Friend C. M., Awan S. A., Spiller D. M., Le Lay L. and Beales T. P., “Using Electrical Measurements to determine the Self-field AC Losses of Cable Models”, Physica C, 309, 187-196, 1998.

4. Awan S. A., Sali S., Friend C. M. and Beales T. P., “Study of Self-field AC Losses in mono and multi-filamentary Bi-2223/Ag tapes for power applications”, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond., 7 (2), 335-338, 1997.

3. Awan S. A., Sali S., Friend C. M. and Beales T. P., “Self-field AC Losses in mono and multi-filamenatry Bi-2223/Ag tapes at power frequencies”, Cryogenics, 37 (10), 633-635, 1997.

2. Friend C. M., Awan S. A., Le Lay L., Sali S. and Beales T. P., “Explaining the self-field AC loss behaviour of silver-clad (Bi,Pb)-2223 tapes for power engineering applications”, Physica C, 279, 145-152, 1997.

1. Awan S. A., Sali S., Friend C. M. and Beales T. P., “Transport AC Losses and non-linear inductance in High Temperature Superconductors”, IEE Elect. Letts., 32 (16), 1518-1519, 1996.

Articles
Damiati S, Haslam C, Sopstad S, Peacock M, Whitley T, Davey P & Awan SA 2019 'Sensitivity Comparison of Macro- and Micro-Electrochemical Biosensors for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Biomarker Detection' IEEE Access 7, 94048-94058 , DOI PEARL
Awan SA 2018 'Label-Free Sensors Based on Graphene Field-Effect Transistors for the Detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Cancer Risk Biomarker' Diagnostics , DOI PEARL
Li B, Pan G & Avent N 2016 'A Simple Approach to Preparation of Graphene/Reduced Graphene Oxide/Polyallylamine Electrode and Their Electrocatalysis for Hydrogen Peroxide Reduction' Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology , DOI PEARL
Awan SA, Lombardo A, Colli A, Privitera G, Kulmala TS, Kivioja JM, Koshino M & Ferrari AC 2016 'Transport conductivity of graphene at RF and microwave frequencies' 2D Materials 3, (1) 015010-015010 , DOI PEARL
Li B, Pan G, Jamil NY, Al Taan L, Awan S & Avent N 2015 'Shielding technique for deposition of Au electrical contacts on graphene by sputtering' JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A 33, (3) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Awan SA, Pan G, Al Taan LM, Li B & Jamil N 2015 'Radio-frequency transport Electromagnetic Properties of chemical vapour deposition graphene from direct current to 110 MHz' IET CIRCUITS DEVICES & SYSTEMS 9, (1) 46-51 Author Site , DOI
Omer H, Dickinson RJ & Awan SA 2014 'Phased array coil for implementing parallel MRI in intravascular imaging: A feasibility study' Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A 43, (6) 267-276 , DOI
Li B, Pan G, Awan SA & Avent N 2014 'Techniques for Production of Large Area Graphene for Electronic and Sensor Device Applications' Graphene and 2D Materials 1, (1) , DOI PEARL
Pan G, Li B, Heath M, Horsell D, Wears ML, Taan LA & Awan S 2013 'Transfer-free growth of graphene on SiO2 insulator substrate from sputtered carbon and nickel films' Carbon 65, (n/a) 349-358 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Salah NH, Jenkins D, Panina L, Handy R, Pan G & Awan SA 2013 'Self-Sensing Surface Plasmon Resonance for the Detection of Metallic Nanoparticles' Smart Nanosystems in Engineering and Medicine 1, Author Site Publisher Site PEARL
Awan SA 2012 'Design and Development of a Planar B0-Coil for Patient Respiratory Motion Correction in Magnetic Resonance Imaging' Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B (Magnetic Resonance Engineering) 41B, (4) 130-138 , DOI
Kärkkäinen A, Awan SA, Kyynäräinen J, Pekko P, Oja AS & Seppä H 2005 'Optimized design and process for making a DC voltage reference based on MEMS' IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement 54, 563-566
Awan SA & Kibble BP 2005 'Towards Accurate Measurement of the Frequency Dependence of Capacitance and Resistance Standards up to 10 MHz' IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 54, (2) 516-520 , DOI
Awan SA, Callegaro L & Kibble BP 2004 'Resonance frequency of four-terminal-pair air-dielectric capacitance standards and closing the metrological impedance triangle' Measurement Science and Technology 15, (5) 969-972 , DOI
Awan SA, Jones RG & Kibble BP 2003 'Evaluation of coaxial bridge systems for accurate determination of the SI Farad from the DC quantum Hall effect' Metrologia 40, (5) 264-270 , DOI
Awan SA & Sali S 2002 'Self-field AC Power Dissipation in High-Tc Superconducting Tapes and a Prototype Cable' Progress In Electromagnetics Research 36, 81-100 , DOI
Awan SA & Sali S 2002 'Self-field AC power dissipation in high-TC superconducting tapes and a prototype cable' IEE Proceedings - Science, Measurement and Technology 149, (1) 2-8 , DOI
Awan SA & Sali S 2002 'Self-Field Ac Power Dissipation in High-Tc Superconducting Tapes and a Prototype Cable - Abstract' Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications 16, (7) 1007-1008 , DOI
Awan SA, Kibble BP, Robinson IA & Giblin SP 2001 'A new four terminal-pair bridge for traceable impedance measurements at frequencies up to 1 MHz' IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 50, (2) 282-285 , DOI
Friend CM, Spiller DM, Le Lay L, Awan SA & Beales TP 1998 'Using electrical measurements to determine the self-field AC losses of cable models' Physica C: Superconductivity 309, (3-4) 187-196 , DOI
Friend CM, Awan SA, Le Lay L, Sali S & Beales TP 1997 'Explaining the self-field AC loss behaviour of silver-clad (Bi,Pb)-2223 tapes for power engineering applications' Physica C: Superconductivity 279, (3-4) 145-152 , DOI
Awan SA, Sali S, Friend CM & Beales TP 1997 'Study of self-field AC losses in mono and multi-filamentary Bi-2223 tapes for power applications' IEEE Transactions on Appiled Superconductivity 7, (2) 335-338 , DOI
Awan SA, Sali S, Friend CM & Beales TP 1997 'Self-field a.c. losses in mono- and multi-filamentary Bi-2223/Ag tapes at power frequencies' Cryogenics 37, (10) 633-635 , DOI
Awan SA, Sali S, Friend CM & Beales TP 1996 'Transport AC losses and nonlinear inductance in high temperature superconductors' Electronics Letters 32, (16) 1518-1518 , DOI
Haslam C, Damiati S, Whitley T, Davey P, Ifeachor E & Awan SA 0 'Chemical Vapour Deposition Graphene Field-Effect Transistors for Detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Cancer Risk Biomarker' , DOI
Giblin SP, Awan SA, Williams JM, Schurr J, Melcher J, Von Campenhausen A, Pierz K & Hein G 0 'Frequency dependence of the AC quantum Hall effect; comparison of data from two laboratories' Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements. Conference Digest. CPEM 2000 (Cat. No.00CH37031) , DOI
Books

Awan S. A., Kibble B. P. and Schürr J., “Coaxial Electrical Circuits for Interference-Free Measurements”, Book (334 pages), Institution of Engineering and Technology, March 2011, ISBN: 1849190690.

Awan SA, Kibble BP & Schürr J 2011 Coaxial Electrical Circuits for Interference-Free Measurements. London Institution of Engineering and Technology Author Site Publisher Site
Conference Papers

36. Awan S. A., “Ultra-sensitive detection of Alzheimer’s protein biomarker Clusterin using novel Graphene/hBN transducers and Electrical Quantum Transport Admittance Spectroscopy (e-QTAS)” Graphene Week 2019, 23-27th September 2019, Helsinki, Finland, Talk

35. Awan S. A., Wang R., Hofmann S., Haslam C., O’Driscoll B., Bungon T., Whitley T., Davey P., “Detection of Alzheimer’s protein biomarker Clusterin using Graphene transducers”, C3Bio Conference, University of Bath, 9-10th September 2019. Talk

 34. O’Driscoll B., Bungon T., Whitley T., Davey P., Awan S. A., “Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene Biosensors”, C3Bio Conference, University of Bath, 9-10th September 2019. Poster

 33. Bungon T., O’Driscoll B., Whitley T., Davey P., Awan S. A., “Fabrication and Electrical Characterisation of Graphene Field Effect Transistors for Label-Free Detection of Alzheimer’s Protein Biomarkers” C3Bio Conference, University of Bath, 9-10th September 2019. Poster

32. Damiati S., Haslam C. J., Awan S.A., Kodzius R., Sleytr U.B., Schuster B. “Natural Nanomaterials as Building Blocks to Design Biosensors”. KAUST Research Conference in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Thuwal, SA. February 25-27, 2019. (Poster).

 31. Awan S. A., “Electromagnetic Properties of Graphene at DC, RF and THz Frequencies”, Graphene Week 2018, 10-14th September 2018, San Sebastian, Spain.

30. Haslam C. J.., Awan S. A., “Graphene FET immunosensors for label-free detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Cancer Risk Biomarker”, Graphene Week 2018, 10-14th September 2018, San Sebastian, Spain.

29. Damiati S, Haslam C. J., Kodzius R, Awan S.A., Schuster B. “Exploiting Natural Nanomaterials in Biosensor Technology”. Oral Presentation at the 11th International conference on Advanced Nanomaterials. Aveiro, Portugal. July 18-20, 2018.

28. Damiati S, Haslam C. J., Peacock M, Awan S.A. “A Modified Electrochemical Biosensor for Sensitive Detection of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Biomarker”. 25TH Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR). Amsterdam, Netherland. June 30 – July 3, 2018. (Poster) 

27. Awan S. A., “RF Transport Electromagnetic Properties of Graphene”, Graphene Week 2017, 25-29th September 2017, Athens, Greece.

26. Awan S. A., “Graphene sensors for Alzheimer’s Biomarker Detection”, Convenor and Technical Chair, Oral Presentation at the 1st International Workshop on Biosensors for Dementia”, University of Plymouth, June 2017. 

25. King N. and Awan S. A., “Meta-analysis of Cardiovascular Biomarkers”, Oral Presentation at the 1st International Workshop on Biosensors for Dementia”, University of Plymouth, June 2017. 

24. Awan S. A. and Haslam C. J., “Sensitive and label-free Graphene FET immunosensors for detection of Clusterin Protein Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disorder”, Graphene Week, Abstract 94, pp.169 of 469, Athens, Greece, 25-29th Sept. 2017.

23. Awan S. A., Lombardo A., Colli., Privitera G., Kulmala T. S., Kivioja J. M., Koshino M., Ferrari A. C., “Transport Conductivity of Graphene at RF and Microwave Frequencies”, Graphene Week 2016, Warsaw, Poland, June 2016.

22. Haslam, C., Islam K., Suhail A., Whitley T., Ifeachor E. and Awan S. A., ”Non-Covalently functionalized back-gated Graphene field effect transistors for hCG Biomarker detection”, Biodetection and Biosensors 2016, Oct. 2016, University of Cambridge.

21. Pan G., Li B., Heath M., Horsell D., Wears M. L., Al Taan L., Awan S. A., “Transfer-free growth of graphene on SiO2 insulator substrate from sputtered carbon and nickel films”, ImagineNano 2014, Bilbao, Spain

20.  Awan S. A., Lombardo A., Colli A., Fasoli A., Echtermeyer T. J., Kulmala T. and Ferrari A. C., “Graphene Coplanar Waveguides”, NT-11:Graphene Technology Satellite Meeting, Poster Abstract 656, p. 591, University of Cambridge, UK, 10-16th July, 2011.

19.  Lombardo A., Milana S., Awan S. A. and Ferrari A. C., “Isolated and shape-defined graphene layers in a single lithographic step”, NT-11:Graphene Technology Satellite Meeting, Oral Presentation, University of Cambridge, UK, 10-16th July, 2011. 

18.  Awan S. A., J. McGinley, Dickinson R. J., Angeli S. and Young I. R., “Design and development of a 1mT planar B0-coil for patient respiratory motion correction in magnetic resonance imaging”, presented at ISMRM 2010, Stockholm, Sweden, 1-7 May, 2010.

17.  Wadsworth C. A., Syms R. R. A., Khan S. A., Dickinson R. J., Gedroyc W. M. W., Thursz M. R., Ahmad M. M., Awan S. A., Caspersz W., Taylor-Robinson S. D. and Young I. R., “A catheter-mounted magnetic resonance detector coil for biliary imaging: first in vitro images”, presented at the British Society of Gastroenterology annual meeting, March 2009.

16.  Awan S. A., “Theoretical model of the frequency response coefficient of Calculable Coaxial Resistance Standards from DC to 100 MHz”, CPEM 2008, pp. 330-331, Conference Digest, 2008.

15. Awan S. A., “Universal Calculable Standards of Resistance, Capacitance and Inductance”, House of Commons, Festival of Science, 2006.

14.  Awan S. A., “Scanner Man with Vision”, Member profile, Prospect Union Magazine, page 14, Issue 6, September 2008 (Popular Press).

13.  Reilly S. P., Leach R. K., Cuenat A., Awan S. A. and Lowe M., “Overview of MEMS sensors and the metrology requirements for their manufacture”, DEPC-EM 008, NPL Open Report, 86 pages, 2006. Section on “MEMS Devices for Electrical Measurements”, pp. 25-31.

12.  Awan S. A., Miall J. Lees K. and Clarke R. N., “Accurate Dielectric Measurements at Frequencies up to 10 GHz Based on Novel M/NEMS Devices”, BioNano3 International Conference, University of Sussex, Abstract p. 31, 2005.

11.  Awan S. A., Miall J. Lees K. and Clarke R. N., “Novel 2D and 3D M/NEMS Devices for Accurate Electromagnetic Measurements”, BEMC05, NPL, Abstract pp. 93-94, 2005.

10.  Awan S. A., Bryant S., Williams J. M., Barker R., Cleland G., Emmet L., Guerra S. and Finch M., “Progress towards internet based calibration of electrical quantities (iVR)”, Proceedings of the 1st BIPM-NPL workshop on the impact of IT in Metrology, 2002 (Talk).

9. Awan S. A. and Kibble B. P., “Capacitance measurements at frequencies up to 1MHz”, BEMC ‘01 Digest, 2001.

8. Giblin S. P. and Awan S. A., “Progress on an automated bridge for capacitance comparison”, BEMC ‘01 Digest, 2001.

7. Patel P. D. and Awan S. A., “Potable capacitance standards”, BEMC ‘01 Digest, 2001.

6. Giblin S. P., Awan S. A., Williams J. M., Schurr J., Melcher J., Campenhausen A. V., Pierz K. and Hein G., “Frequency Dependence of the AC Quantum Hall Effect; Comparison of Data from two Laboratories”, CPEM 2000 Digest, 2000.

5. Awan S. A., Giblin S., Chua S. W., Hartland A and Kibble B. P., “Summary of recent AC QHR Measurements at the National Physical Laboratory”, BEMC ’99, pp. 26/1-4, Digest, 1999.

4. Awan S. A. and Kibble B. P., “Characterisation of Resistance and Capacitance Standards up to 1 MHz”, CPEM ‘98 Digest, pp. 35-36, 1998.

3. Awan S. A., Sali S., Friend C. M. and Beales T. P., “Estimation of Transport AC Losses in a Single-Phase one layer Helix Prototype (Bi, Pb)SrCaCuO-2223/Ag Conductor”, Abs. Proc. of Applied Superconductivity Conference, LDB-13, pp. 201, 1996.

2. Awan S. A., Sali S., Friend C. M. and Beales T. P., “An Electrical technique for measuring AC Losses in mono and multi-filamentary Superconducting Tapes”, Proc. of EUCAS '95, LF4.37, 1995.

1. Awan S. A., Sali S., Friend C. M. and Beales T. P., “Transport AC Losses in multi-filamentary BiPbSrCaCuO-2223 Tapes”, Proc. of EUCAS '95, LF4.36, 1995.

Awan S 2019 'Ultra-sensitive detection of Alzheimer’s protein biomarker Clusterin using novel Graphene/hBN transducers and Electrical Quantum Transport Admittance Spectroscopy (e-QTAS)' Graphene Week 2019 23/09/2019 27/09/2019 Publisher Site PEARL
Awan S 2019 'Detection of Alzheimer’s protein biomarker Clusterin using Graphene transducers' C3Bio Bath Conference 09/09/2019 10/09/2019 PEARL
Nicolas J, Van Theemsche A & Awan SA 2010 'Verification of LCR meters by means of a 4TP 100 Ω Linearity Test Standard over the frequency range 100 HZ to 1 MHZ' 2010 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2010) 13/06/2010 18/06/2010 IEEE , DOI
Wadsworth CA, Syms RRA, Khan SA, Dickinson RJ, Gedroyc WMW, Thursz MR, Ahmad MM, Awan SA, Caspersz W & Taylor-Robinson SD 2009 'A CATHETER-MOUNTED MAGNETIC RESONANCE DETECTOR COIL FOR BILIARY IMAGING: FIRST IN VITRO BILIARY IMAGES' A147-A147
Awan SA 2008 'Theoretical model of the frequency response coefficient of calculable coaxial resistance standards from DC to 100 MHz' 2008 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2008) 08/06/2008 13/06/2008 IEEE , DOI
Awan SA & Kibble BP 2007 'A Universal Geometry for Calculable Frequency-Response Coefficient of LCR Standards and New 10-MHz Resistance and 1.6-MHz Quadrature-Bridge Systems' Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 221-225 , DOI
Shakil A 2004 'Editorial: Electromagnetic measurements and techniques' Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 354-355 , DOI
Awan SA, Robinson IA & Kibble BP 2000 'Calibration of IVDs at frequencies up to 1 MHz by permuting capacitors' 193-195 , DOI
Friend CM, Awan SA, Spiller DM, Le Lay L & Beales TP 1998 'Using Electrical Measurements to determine the self-field ac losses of cable models' 471-474
Awan S, Bloor J, Jenkins D & Handy R 0 'Low Cost graphene oxide Aerogels for the removal of Pb+2 from drinking water' 1st Conference on Aerogel Inspired Materials 18/09/2019 20/09/2019 PEARL
Awan S & Bungon T 0 'Fabrication and Electrical Characterisation of Graphene Field Effect Transistors for Label-Free Detection of Alzheimer’s Protein Biomarkers' 09/09/2019 10/09/2019 PEARL
Awan S & Driscoll B 0 'Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene Biosensors' 09/09/2019 10/09/2019 PEARL
Awan SA, Kibble BP, Robinson IA & Giblin SP 0 'A new four terminal-pair bridge for impedance measurements at frequencies up to 1 MHz' CPEM 2000 IEEE , DOI
Awan SA, Jones RG & Kibble BP 0 'A re-evaluation of NPL coaxial bridge systems used in the realization of the SI farad via the DC QHE' 2002 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurement IEEE , DOI
Awan SA & Kibble BP 0 'Characterisation of resistance and capacitance standards up to 1 MHz' Conference on Precision Electromagnetic: Measurements IEEE , DOI
Reports

9. Awan S. A., “Sheet Resistance Calculations and Measurements”, Report to University of Cambridge, 8 pages, Aug. 2010.

8. Awan S. A., “Test and Verification of RF Electronics for an 8-channel 128 MHz MRI Transmit Unit”, Report to Imperial College London (Hammersmith Hospital), 9 pages, Aug. 2010.

7. Awan S. A. and Miall J., “Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) Devices for On-Wafer RF and Power Metrology”, DEM-EM RES 032, NPL Internal Restricted Project Final Report, 37 pages, 2006.

6. Reilly S. P., Leach R. K., Cuenat A., Awan S. A. and Lowe M., “Overview of MEMS sensors and the metrology requirements for their manufacture”, DEPC-EM 008, NPL Open Report, 86 pages, 2006. Section on “MEMS Devices for Electrical Measurements”, pp. 25-31.

5. Leach R. K., Oldfield S., Awan S. A., Blackburn J. and Williams J. M., “Design of a bi-directional electrostatic actuator for realising nanonewton to micronewton forces”, NPL Report, DEPC-EM 001, 38 pages, 2004.

4. Awan S. A. “Applications of Micro- and Nano- ElectroMechanical Systems (M/NEMS) for Precision RF Electromagnetic Metrology”, Glazebrook Fellowship Report, 37 pages, 2004.

3. Awan S. A., “Final Report on the Development of Capacitance and Resistance Standards for use at Frequencies up to 10 MHz”, submitted to DTI, ITT Ref GBBK/C/002/00029, 10 pages, February 2003.

2. Delahaye F. and Awan S. A., “Bilateral comparison of 10 pF and 100 pF capacitance standards between the NPL and the BIPM, April/May 2002”, Rapport BIPM-03/01, BIPM.EM-K14.b. http://kcdb.bipm.org/AppendixB.

1. Awan S. A. “AC Quantum Hall Resistance Measurements”, NPL Internal Report, 17 pages, 1999.

Patents

1. Colli A, Awan S. A., Lombardo A., Echtermeyer T. J., Kulmala T. and Ferrari A. C., “Graphene based MIM-Diodes and Photodetectors”, US Patent published June 2013. US9202945 B2, Published, 1-Dec-2015.

2. Colli A., Awan S. A., Lombardo A., Kulmala T., Ferrari A., Echtermeyer T., “Electron tunnelling apparatus and associated methods”, US201113336590 20111223, 27th June 2013.

2013 Graphene-based Metal-Insulator-Metal Diodes and Photodetectors.
0 ELECTRON TUNNELING APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS.
Posters
Awan S Awan S 0 'Detection of Alzheimer’s Protein Biomarker Clusterin using novel Graphene Biosensors' 0 0 PEARL
Awan S Awan S 0 'Exploiting Natural Nanomaterials in Biosensor Technology' 0 0
Awan S Awan S 0 'Natural Nanomaterials as Building Blocks for Designing Biosensors' 0 0
Awan SA Awan SA 0 'PO-088 A modified electrochemical biosensor for sensitive detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) biomarker' 0 0 , DOI PEARL
Other Publications

Public/Media

4. Western Morning News “Quest to find chink in Alzheimer’s armour”, 8th June 2019.

3. NanoAZ, website “Electricity can flow through Graphene without losses”

2. https://phys.org/news/2016-03-electricity-graphene-high-frequencies-energy.html

1. Prospect Profile Magazine, “Scanner Man With Vision”, p14, Issue 6, Sept., 2008.


Reports & invited lectures

17. Awan S. A., "Graphene sensors for Alzheimer’s disease protein biomarker detection", Centre for Misfolding Diseases, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, 20th June 2019.

16. Awan S. A. and Haslam C., “Detection of Alzheimer’s Biomarker Clusterin using Graphene Sensors”, World Congress on Neurology and Brain Disorders: Novel Integrative Studies of Neuroscience and therapeutics of Brain Disorders, 15-16th April 2019, Paris, France.   

15. Awan S. A., “Graphene and 2D Materials Based Biosensors”, INSPIRE Interdisciplinary Meeting, 6th April 2019, University of Plymouth, UK.

14. Awan S. A., “Nanomaterials and Sensors for EPS/HLS”, Invited by Warwick University, planning meeting to establishing a new EPSRC/MRC/BBSRC funded Network, July 2017.

13. Awan S. A., "Graphene Sensors for early Diagnosis of Dementia”, Somerset Dementia Event, Somerset CCG, Yeovil, Friday 8th September 2017.

12.   Awan S. A., "GRAPHENE: 21st Century Material for Early Diagnosis of Dementia", Plymouth International Dementia Conference, Plymouth, UK, 16th March 2016.

11. Awan S. A., “Quantum Standards”, INTO London, October 2015.

10. Lombardo A., Awan S. A., Ferrari A. C., "Graphene processing, production and device fabrication", Agilent Labs, Reading, UK, 16th July 2013.

9.   Awan S. A., “Graphene based radio-frequency electronics”, Presented at Nokia Research Center Cambridge, UK, 16th March 2012.

8.   Awan S. A., “Graphene based radio-frequency electronics”, Presented at the University of Cambridge, CAPE-CIKC Advanced Technology Lecture Series, 13th January 2012.

7.   Awan S. A., “Quantum Metrology at the National Physical Laboratory”, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, March 2004.

6.   Awan S. A., “Precision Impedance Metrology at High-Frequencies using Coaxial Bridge Systems”, VTT-Microsensing, Finland, February 2004.

5.   Awan S. A. and Kibble B. P., “Accurate Measurement of the frequency dependence of impedance standards from 1kHz to 10 MHz”, NCSLI, USA, August 2003.

4.   Kibble B.P., Awan S. A., “Coaxial AC bridges and standards from 10 kHz to 10 MHz”, Advances in Metrology Conference, India, January 2003.

3.   Awan S. A., ‘The Art and Science of Physical Measurements at the NPL’, Industrial Lecture, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, March 2003.

2.   Awan S. A., ‘Fundamental Measurements at the National Physical Laboratory’, Industrial Lecture, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, March 2002.

1.   Awan S. A., ‘Precision High-Frequency Impedance Measurements at the National Physical Laboratory’, Industrial Lecture, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, March 2001.