Matiar R Howlader

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 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied quantum physics and nuclear engineering from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, respectively. He was awarded one year as a Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California at Davis 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. Prior to joining to McMaster University, he was  as an endowed chair and 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.

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 environmental applications.

Dr. Howlader has published over 60 peer-reviewed technical papers and 70 proceedings papers in the area of sensors fabrication, 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".

PhD students interested in the development of low-cost, high-performance and innovative sensors from the soft and hard materials and their integration processes will be immediately hired. Students with electrical, materials, electronics, and chemical enginering background would be preferred. Please contact.

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Water Related Activities: McMaster University's Nanotechnology Infrstructure for Water Sensor Technology and Southern Ontario Water Consortium.