Ramiz S.J. Alkasir

Thesis: Development of Field-Portable Biosensors for the

Detection of Phenols in Aquatic and Aerosol Environments

Research: - Biosensor fabrication by ink jet printing technology

- Design and developed a colorimetric tyrosinase paper-based biosensor for Bisphenol A detection in aerosols samples

- Field sampling and BPA measurements in indoor dust

- Nanoparticles based technology for electrochemical enzyme biosensors development

Awards and honors:

  • The best overall poster award, CAMP Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 15-17, 2013

  • Student Research Internship, Clarkson University, February - August 2009


[6] Portable Colorimetric Paper-Based Biosensing Device for the Assessment of Bisphenol A in Indoor Dust

R.S.J. Alkasir, A. Rossner, and S. Andreescu

Environ. Sci. Technol., 49(16), 2015, 9889-9897


[5] Electrochemical methods for nanotoxicity assessment

E.R. Ozel, X. liu, R.S.J. Alkasir, and S. Andreescu

Trends Anal. Chem., 59, 2014, 112-120


[4] Comparative Evaluation of Intestinal Nitric Oxide in Embryonic Zebrafish Exposed to Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

R.E. Ozel, R.S.J. Alkasir, K. Ray, K.N. Wallace, and S. Andreescu

Small, 9(24), 2013, 4250-4261


[3] Colorimetric paper bioassay for the detection of phenolic compounds

R.S.J. Alkasir, M. Ornatska, and S. Andreescu

Anal. Chem., 84, 2012, 9729-9737


[2] Enzyme functionalized nanoparticles for electrochemical biosensors: A comparative study with applications for the detection of bisphenol A

R.S.J. Alkasir, M. Ganesana, Y.-H. Won, L. Stanciu, and S. Andreescu

Biosens, Bioelectron., 26, 2010, 43-49


Prior to the PhD program at Clarkson

[1] Measurement of Glutamate-Oxalacetate Transaminase Activity in Human Blood Serum Using Differential Pulse Anodic Stripping


R.S. Alkasir, H.A. Al-Wahab, and S.T. Sulaiman

Jou. Raf. Sci., 21(8), 2010, 11-18



  • Oral presentations:

- "Portable biosensor for field assessment of aerosols"

Chemistry & Biomolecular Science Department Seminar Series, Clarkson University, February, 2014

  • Meetings with poster presentations:

- The 13th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium. Environmental and Energy Innovations Symposium for the Urban Environment, Syracuse NY, Oct. 21, 2013

- CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 14, 2014

- CAMP Annual Technical Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 15-17, 2013

2009 - With Prof. Petr Zuman, during the first visit at Clarkson as a research fellow

2009 - With Prof. Richard Partch during the first visit at Clarkson as a research fellow

2009 - Prof Silvana Andreescu office in the last day of the research stage at Clarkson, and ..... one year later Ramiz joined BIOsem group as graduate student

March 2015 - Passing on the paper sensor experience to Ali, a new student of the group

With Prof. Silvana Andreescu and Prof. Alan Rossner

Thesis defense: May 12, 2015

Committee: Profs Silvana Andreescu, Richard Partch, Petr Zuman, Alan Rossner, Artem Melman, Costel Darie

Congratulation Dr. Alkasir !