Matiar R Howlader

Adjunct Assistant Professor  

Phone: (905)525-9140 x 26647


Matiar R. Howlader received the B.Sc.Eng. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh, in 1988 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied quantum physics and nuclear engineering from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He was awarded one year as a Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California at Davis in 1999 and worked on radiation effects on materials.

Prior to joining to McMaster University, he was engaged in teaching and research in the field of microsystems integration and packaging with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan as an endowed chair from 2000 to 2005. Dr. Howlader was an Assistant Professor in Micro- and Nano-System laboratory of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Currently, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor.

His research focuses on the nano-bonding of materials, devices, and components from emerging technology of microelectronics, photonics, micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), bio-MEMS, bio-MOEMS and microfluidics for miniaturized and robust micro- and nano-system for health and environmental applications.

Dr. Howlader has published over 50 technical papers and 70 proceedings papers in the area of integration and packaging of microelectronics, optoelectronics, MEMS, and microfluidics and radiation effects in insulating materials. He is a member of Japan Institute of Electronic Packaging (JIEP) and he received the Best Technical Paper Award at the International Conference on Electronic Packaging in 2003.

Dr. Howlader has recently been awarded the NSERC Discovery grant ($120 K for five years, 2013-2018) for the research program titled "Three-Dimensional Integration Methodologies for Bio-Micro-OptoElectroMechanical Systems (Bio-MOEMS) Using a Nano-Bonding Technology".

Students interested in synthesis and integration of materials are to be hired for Fall 2016. Please contact.

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Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory (MNSL)
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Water Related Activities: McMaster University's Nanotechnology Infrstructure for Water Sensor Technology and Southern Ontario Water Consortium.