Fatima Mustafa

Thesis: Development of colorimetric paper-based sensors for food quality monitoring, smart packaging, environmental pollutants, and point-of-care testing

Research: Developing economic, sensitive, and easy to use paper-based sensors and assays for the detection of various analytes of interest e.g. pollutants, food quality markers, health indicators etc. for solving environmental, and health safety problems

- Enzyme-mimetic nanocatalysts modified paper for hypoxanthine detection in fish with real-time monitoring of fish spoilage

- Disposable point-of–care paper sensors for alcohol detection in breath

- Paper based biosensor for lactic acid detection in sweat for health and fitness monitoring

- Designed nanoparticles-based assay for the detection of β-galactosidase and its application in fruits

- Developed a fluorometric method for the detection phosphate in eutrophic water

Awards:

  • The ACS-Northern NY Section recognition award for volunteering time and effort to create the NNY Younger Chemists Committee, April 17, 2021

  • Phalanx Commendable Service Award, Clarkson’s highest honorary society, Clarkson University - 2019, 2020

  • Bozica Matijevic Endowed Graduate Fellowship - (Awarded to a student who appreciates cultural experiences, values hospitality, and kindness to visitors, and enriches his/her community through volunteer efforts) - 2020.

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Clarkson University - April, 2020

  • Best poster presentation, Diversity in STEM event, SUNY Potsdam - October 4-5, 2019

  • Baltus-Dreyfus Foundation Travel Awards - September, 2019

  • 2nd place poster presentation in sustainability, 3rd annual spring research and project showcase (RAPS), Clarkson University - April 13, 2019

  • Phalanx commendable leadership award, Clarkson's highest honorary society, Clarkson University - 2019, 2020

  • Covered invitation by Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) to attend a strategic planning session with international leaders to finalize a sustainable model to expand the current Younger Chemists Crossing Borders (YCCB) exchange, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Jan 27, 2019.

  • Travel award to attend the 8th Electrochemical Society (ECS) student symposium, McGill University - Montreal, Canada - June 15, 2018

  • Best poster presentation in devices & sensors, 2nd annual spring research and project showcase (RAPS), Clarkson University - April 14, 2018

  • “King Abdullah scholarship for distinguished students” - 2004 - 2005 (BSc)

Publications:

[9] Younger Chemists Thriving during the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

F. Mustafa, R. Borg, and J. Borges

Chemistry Views, 2021

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[8] Cerium Oxide-based Hypoxanthine Biosensor for Fish Spoilage Monitoring

F. Mustafa, A. Othman, and S. Andreescu

Sens. Actuators B Chem., 329, 2021, 129435

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2021.129435

[7] Paper-Based Enzyme Biosensor for One-Step Detection of Hypoxanthine in Fresh and Degraded Fish

F. Mustafa, and S. Andreescu

ACS Sens., 5(12), 2020, 4092-4100

https://doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.0c02350

[6] Nanotechnology-based approaches for food sensing and packaging applications

F. Mustafa, and S. Andreescu

RSC Adv., 33(10), 2020, 19309-19336

https://doi.org/10.1039/D0RA01084G

[5] Chapter 3 - Printed paper-based (bio)sensors: Design, fabrication and applications.

F. Mustafa, and S. Andreescu

in Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, vol. 89 - Paper based sensors (Edited by Arben Merkoçi), Elsevier, 2020, 63-89

https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.coac.2020.02.002

[4] Chemical and Biological Sensors for Food-Quality Monitoring and Smart Packaging

F. Mustafa, and S. Andreescu

Foods, 7(10), 2018, 168

https://doi.org/10.3390/foods7100168

[3] DNA assay based on Nanoceria as fluorescence Quenchers (NanoCeracQ DNA assay)

G. Bulbul, A. Hayat, F. Mustafa, and S. Andreescu

Sci. Rep., 8(1), 2018, 2426

https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20659-9

[2] Multifunctional Nanotechnology-Enabled Approaches for Rapid Capture and Detection of Pathogens

F. Mustafa, R.Y.A. Hassan, and S. Andreescu

Sensors, 17(9), 2017, 2121

https://doi.org/10.3390/s17092121

Prior to the PhD program at Clarkson

[1] Use of mesoporous silicate nanoparticles as drug carrier for mefenamic acid

F.M. Mustafa, and H. A. Hodali

IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 92(1), 2015, 012018

iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/92/1/012018/meta

Conferences:

  • Oral presentations:

- "Portable Nanomaterials Enabled Sensors for Food Quality Monitoring"

ACS Spring Meeting (virtual), April 15, 2021

- North Country Women’s Leadership Initiative: Community connections conference, Clarkson University, Nov 02, 2019

- "Portable Nanomaterials Enabled Sensors for Food Quality Monitoring"

IUPAC, Paris, July 11, 2019

- "Chemical and biological sensors for food quality monitoring"

The ACS Northeast Regional Meeting- NERM, Saratoga, NY, June 25, 2019

- "Chemical and biological sensors for food quality monitoring"

Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Seminar Series, Clarkson University, September 14, 2018

- (MSc work), workshop in SALSA (School of Analytical Sciences-Adleshof), Humboldt University, Germany, Jun 29- July 3, 2015

  • Meetings with poster presentations:

- PITTCON, Chicago, March 1-5, 2020

- Diversity in STEM event, SUNY Potsdam, Oct. 4-5, 2019

- Managing Food Waste in New York: Opportunities, Innovative Technologies, and Best Practices event, RIT, June 04, 2019

- The 3rd Spring Research and Project Showcase (RAPS)-Clarkson-April 13, 2019

- 10th Annual Northern New York Local Section, SUNY Plattsburgh, March 2, 2019

- The ECS student chapter symposium, Montreal, Canada, June 15, 2018

- The Northeast Nanomaterials Meeting (NENM) host by the ACS Northern New York Section, Lake Placid, June 1-3, 2018

- The CAMP Meeting 31st CAMP Annual Meeting, Canandaigua, NY, May 16-18, 2018

- The 9th Annual Northern New York, ACS Local Section, SUNY Potsdam, March 2, 2018

- PITTCON, Florida, February 27-March 1, 2018

Award ceremony (best poster in device and sensors) at 2nd annual spring research and project showcase (RAPS) - 2018 with Prof. Anthony Collins, the President of CU.

The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN), first general assembly IUPAC, Paris, July 5-12, 2019

Poster session at 3rd annual spring research and project showcase (RAPS) - 2019

ACS-NNY award - 2021