Matiar R. Howlader received the
B.Sc.Eng. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Khulna
University of Engineering and Technology
, Khulna, Bangladesh, in
and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied quantum
physics and nuclear
, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1996 and 1999,
respectively. He was awarded one year as a Postdoctoral Scholar at
University of California at
in 1999 and worked on radiation
effects on materials.
Dr. Howlader is an Assistant
Professor in Micro- and
Nano-System laboratory of the Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
to joining to McMaster University, he was as an endowed
from 2000 to 2005 and engaged in teaching and
research in the field of microsystems
integration and packaging
the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
His research focuses on the fabrication of sensors and their
integration to create integrated systems for sensing applications.
These sensors are made of soft and hard materials which are being used
in the microelectronics, photonics,
micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), bio-MEMS, bio-MOEMS and
microfluidics. His special focus on the development of the
surface activated bonding processes for the integration of the soft and
hard materials to create miniaturized and robust micro- and nano-system
for health and
Dr. Howlader has published over 60 peer-reviewed technical papers and
papers in the area of sensors fabrication, integration and packaging of
optoelectronics, MEMS, and microfluidics and radiation effects in
insulating materials. He is a member of Japan Institute of Electronic
and he received the Best Technical Paper Award at
International Conference on Electronic Packaging in 2003.
Dr. Howlader has recently been awarded the NSERC Discovery grant ($120
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".