Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering Welcomes New Professor With Expertise in Nanomedicine
Sakhrat Khizroev has joined the University of Miami College of Engineering (CoE) as a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
Khizroev’s research and development expertise focuses on nanomaterials and nanodevices, nanomagnetic and spintronic devices, as well as multiferroic composites. His exploration of nanomagnetic and spintronic devices enable leapfrog advances in impactful areas ranging from next-generation energy-efficient information processing to medicine. Specifically, he is an active advocate of a new field at the intersection of ECE and medicine known as nanomedicine.
“Currently, the strongest focus of my research is to exploit concepts of ECE to advance the state of medicine,” Khizroev says. “We treat the human body as a complex circuit of electrically driven nanoscale elements involving communication systems and networks in order to learn how to treat diseases at the fundamental intracellular level.”
Khizroev received his bachelor’s, as well as his master’s degree in physical and quantum electronics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology before receiving a master’s degree in physics at the University of Miami and his PhD in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
Khizroev holds more than 35 granted U.S. patents with IBM, Seagate Technology, CMU, University of California and Florida International University. He also has graduated more than 20 PhD students and supervised more than 10 post-doctoral researchers.
Khizroev’s research activities have been supported through numerous competitive grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DoE), Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation (NSCFF), States of Florida and California and private companies including IBM, Western Digital, Seagate Technology and Motorola. To date, his total research expenditures as a principal investigator (PI) is more than $20 million. In 2012, Khizroev was among the first scientists across the globe elected as a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of Miami-Dade Stroke Consortium.
“Dr. Khizroev is an outstanding researcher and a global leader in his field,” says Jean-Pierre Bardet, dean of the College of Engineering. “Through his leadership, he has helped raise the profile of the field of nanomedicine and its potential for medical advances in the treatment of cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.”