Head of Center for Innovation in Medical Engineering (CIME),
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering,
Biography: Fatimah Ibrahim received her B.Sc.EE degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in 1986, the M.Sc. Electronics (Medical Systems) degree from the University of Hertfordshire, UK in 1994 and Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2005. She is a certified Professional Chartered Engineer awarded by the Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM) in 2012.
She is currently a Professor at Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya. She is also appointed as Head & Program Advisor, Compulsory Competency Module (CCM2, CCM3 and CCM4) for Malaysia Medical Authority and biomedical technical workers to be conducted at Centre for Innovation in Medical Engineering (CIME), Universiti Malaya. She introduced and initiated Biological Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (BioMEMS) field of research as a result of technology transfer from University of California Irvine, United States to Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Malaya. This results to the establishment of Medical Informatics and Biological Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MIMEMS) Specialized Laboratory which she founded and headed since 2008.
To date, her research innovations have received 8 top awards (Gold medal or best award), 3 Silver Medals and 2 bronze medals at various International and National Inventions, Innovations, Design & Technology Exhibitions. She has supervised 17 PhDs and 24 MSc students and published 161 research articles. In BioMEMS research, particularly centrifugal microfluidic field, she had introduced a number of advanced valving systems and fluidic manipulation techniques for biomedical processes. Her latest contribution includes the breakthrough fabrication and development of polymeric biochips and microspheres biosensor which have successfully enhanced detection of the Dengue virus up to 15 times higher than existing clinical practices.
She holds 45 Intellectual Properties Right (Patents (16), Trade secret and Copyright) as well as her three patents have been commercialized licensed by industries and the products will be in the market soon. She presented her work at numerous international conferences as keynote speaker also she is actively consulting companies and trained staffs for commercialization and medical product registration.
Research interests: Detection and monitoring of infectious diseases and foodborne pathogens, carbon MEMS/NEMS biosensing, diagnostics, bioinstrumentation, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) integration in medicine as well as physiological measurement and modelling.