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Dr Shafaat Bazaz       ( Professor )

Cell: 000      Email: bazaz@case.edu.pk

Foreign professor (HEC) Ph.D. (1998) Institute National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA), Toulouse (France) Development of MEMS based gyroscopes, Neural Probes for Brain Implants, Integration of Force sensors with micro grippers for biomedical applications. He worked in Technical University of Denmark (DTU) during 1999–2000 as Research Assistant Professor. There, he supervised CAD for MEMS project funded by Denmark Technical Research Council. From 2000 to 2006, he worked in CMC Mcirosystems in Canada as Senior Staff Scientist in Microsystem Engineering. His main responsibility was to provide design, fabrication and test services through fabless design manufacturing network to Canadian universities in the area of MEMS and Microfluidics. He served as a Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada from 2003-2006. In July 2006, he joined Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology as Foreign Professor under Higher Education of Pakistan’s (HEC) program of Foreign Faculty Hiring Program. He has received numerous research grants (total of Rs. 20 Millions) from HEC and National ICT Fund to establish research in the area of MEMS. Presently, he is heading the Department of Computing in CASE and his research group is involved in the development of MEMS based microgrippers for biomedical applications, micro gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometers.

Educational Qualification:

Degree Specialization University Year
PHD Controls INSA, Toulouse (France) 1998
MS/Mphil Controls Franche Comté, France 1994
B.Sc Avionics NEDUET, Karachi 1989


Work Experience:

Designation From To Company
Research Assistant Professor 1999 2000 Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Senior Staff Scientist in Microsystem Engineering 2000 2006 CMC Mcirosystems, Canada
Visiting Professor 2003 2006 University of Waterloo, Canada
Foreign Professor, HEC 2006 2011 Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology


Research Interest:

Title Description
Telemedicine system Telemedicine system
Retinal Image Analysis Retinal Image Analysis and Screening System for Grading and Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy
Neural Probes for Brain Implants Neural Probes for Brain Implants
Development of MEMS based gysroscopes & accelerometer Development of MEMS based gysroscopes & accelerometer
Integration of Force sensors with microgrippers for biomedical applications Integration of Force sensors with microgrippers for biomedical applications


Honors & Awards / Projects:

Year Awarding Organization Description
2013 National ICT Fund Rs 13 Millions, Development of a Net Enabled Retinal Image Analysis and Screening System for Grading and Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy and its Integration in i-telemedicine system
2009 HEC and ICT R&D Numerous research grants (total of Rs. 20 Millions) funds to establish research in the area of MEMS
2008 National ICT Fund Rs 15 Millions, Development of Open Source Cell Library for MEMS Components Verified through Modeling and Simulation, 2008. Complete proposal can be found at : http://www.ictrdf.org.pk/fp-osmem.htm
2008 National Research Grant, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan Rs 3 Million, Integrating Microcontroller, MEMS based force sensors and Microgrippers for Biomedical and Microassembly Applications
2006 HEC Rs 1 Million, To develop initial Setup for designing MEMS devices



Organization Title From To
Pakistan Engineering Council Registered Engineer 1989 Till Now


Courses Taught:

Circuit Design 1 & 2
Digital Logic Design
Digital Integrated Circuit Design
Computer Architecture
MEMS design and Micromachining
Advanced VLSI Design


Key Publications (Journals & Books):

S.No. Key Publications
1 Idrees M, Iqbal W, Bazaz SA, Bukhari F. An Efficient Greedy Approach for Online Patients to Doctors Assignment in a Telemedicine System. International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security (IJCSNS). 2016 Apr 1;16(4):1
2 Kashif Riaz, Abid Iqbal, Muhammad Umer Mian, Shafaat A. Bazaz, "Active gap reduction in comb drive of three axes capacitive micro accelerometer for enhancing sense capacitance and sensitivity" Microsystem Technologies 21(6) · November 2014,· DOI: 10.1007/s00542-014-2377-3, Impact Factor: 0.88
3 Nayyer Abbas Zaidi, Shafaat A. Bazaz, "Analytical modeling of dual actuated compliant beam microgripper system" Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 52(2):459-468 · January 2014 (Impact Factor 0.636)
4 Tondu, S.A. Bazaz, "The 3-Cubic Method: An Optimal On -Line Robot Joint Trajectory Generation under Acceleration, Velocity and Wandering Constraints." The Int. Journal of Robotics Research, 1999, 18 (9), p. 893-901 (Impact factor 1.99).
5 S.A. Bazaz, B. Tondu, " Minimum Time On-Line Trajectory Generation based on Low order Spline Methods for Industrial Manipulators" Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, no 29 (4), 1999, pp. 257-268 (Impact factor 1.36).
6 Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz, " Design Methodology and Modelling Strategies for MEMS", Bulletin of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers, September 2003.
7 R.I.Shakoor, Shafaat A. Bazaz, Michael Kraft, Yongjun Lai, M. Masood ul Hassan," Thermal Actuation based 3-DoF non Resonant Microgyroscope using MetalMUMPS," journal of Sensors 2009, 9(4), 2389-2414; 1 April 2009 (Impact Factor 1.87).
8 H. M. Usman Sani, Shafaat A. Bazaz, and Nisar Ahmed "Fabless Prototyping Methodology for the Development of SOI based MEMS Microgripper", Journal of Engineering & Technology, World Academy of Science, Issue 64, 2010, pp. 492-496 (EBSCO, INTUTE, Engineering Index (EI)).
9 ahimullah Khan , S.A Bazaz, Muhammad Sohail " Design and implementation of Electrostatic SOI-MUMPs microgripper" Journal of Microsystem Technologies, DOI 10.1007/s00542-010-1129-2, ISSN 0946-7076, Volume 16, Number 11, August 2010.(Impact Factor:1.29).
10 Shakoor, R. I., Bazaz, S., Burnie, M., Lai, Y. and Hassan, M., Electrothermally Actuated Resonant Rate Gyroscope Fabricated using the MetalMUMPs, Microelectronics Journal (Elsevier), 42, 2011, 585-593, ISSN 0026-2692.(Impact Factor:0.778).
11 Rana I. Shakoor, S.A. Bazaz, Mubasher Saleem, M.M. Hasan "Mechanically Amplified 3-DoF Non-Resonant MEMS gyroscope Fabricated in Low Cost MetalMUMPs Process" ASME Journal of Mechanical Design 2011, (Impact Factor:0.869).
12 R. I. Shakoor, P. Srinivasan, Shafaat A. Bazaz, Performance of a compliant structure for resonant microgyroscope, IEEE Sensors Journal, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2010.2094185, 2010 (Impact Factor 1.58).
13 Shafaat A. Bazaz, Fahimullah Khan , R. I. Shakoor, " Design, simulation and testing of electrostatic SOI MUMPs based microgripper integrated with capacitive contact sensor", Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical (Elsevier), 167, 2011, 44-53, ISSN 0924-4247 (Impact Factor: 1.74).
14 Abid Iqbal, Shafaat A. Bazaz, " Behavioral Modeling of monolithically integrate Capacitive Accelerometer based on MetalMUMPs", Journal of Simulation: International Transactions of the Society for Modelling and Simulation, ID # T-10-0124.R2, Accepted (Impact Factor 0.448).
15 Shafaat A. Bazaz, Mubahser Saleem, " Design and robustness analysis of structurally decoupled 3-DoF MEMS gyroscope in the presence of worst-case process tolerances", Journal of Microsystem Technologies, MITE1507R1, 2011 (Impact Factor:1.29).
16 Kashif Riaz, Shafaat Bazaz, Mubashir Saleem, Rana Iqtidar Shakoor "Design damping estimation and experimental characterization of decoupled 3DOF robust MEMS gyroscope", Sensors & Actuator: A. Physical, doi:10.1016/j.sna.2011.09.032, 2011 (Impact Factor: 1.74).
17 Shafaat A. Bazaz,Abid Iqbal, Muhammad S. Khan "Monolithic Tri-axes Nickel based Accelerometer design verified through Finite Element Analysis", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering , 2011, (Impact Factor: 0.224).
18 M. Shuja Khan, Abid Iqbal, Shafaat A. Bazaz, Muhammad Abid, "Physical Level Simulation of PolyMUMPs Based Monolithic Tri-Axis MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer Using FEM Technique", Advanced Materials Research, pp: 4625-4632, Vol: 403-408, November, 2011, Switzerland.
19 Faiza Nawaz, Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz, "Designing a cost aware gradient based protocol for Wireless sensor networks, employing data aggregation and clustering", International Journal of Advanced Computer Science, Vol. 2, No. 10, 2012
20 Shams ur Rahman, Mushtaq Ahmad, Shafaat A. Bazaz, “A new Energy-Efficient TDMA-based MAC Protocol for Periodic Sensing Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks”, International Journal of Computer Science Issues, Vol. 9, Issue 4, No 1, July 2012, ISSN (Online): 1694-0814 (Impact Factor:0.225)
21 Nayyer Abbas Zaidi, Shafaat A.Bazaz, “Development of a Reliable Microgripper System based on Failure Analysis”, Journal of  Industrial Robot 41(3) · May 2014, Impact Factor: 0.64
22 M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Shafaat A Bazaz, Furqan Masood, Ubaid ullah Yasin, "Self Diagnostic and Telemedicine System for Detection and Grading of Diabetic Retinopathy", In book "Ensuring Patient Safety and Confidentiality through Secure Health Information Management, IGI Global, 2015. Accepted
23 Shafaat, A. Bazaz , Nayyer Abbas Zaidi, Muhammad Bilal Saif, Nisar Ahmed, “Design and Characterization of MEMS based Micrograsping System”, Journal of Assembly Automation, Vol. 33, Issue. 3, 2013. ISSN=0144-5154. (Impact factor= 0.658. )
24 Kashif Riaz, M. Umer Mian, Shafaat A. Bazaz, "Fabrication Imperfection Analysis of Robust Decoupled 3-DoF Non-Resonant MEMS Gyroscope" International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 4, Issue 8, August 2013 (impact factor 1.4)
25 Taimur Hassan, M. Usman Akram, Bilal Hassan, Adeel M. Syed, Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz, "Automated Segmentation of Sub-Retinal Layers for the Detection of Macular Edema", OSA Journals of Applied Optics, USA, November 2015. [Impact Factor: 1.784]


Key Publications (Conferences & Workshops):

S.No. Key Publications
1 Taimur Hassan, M. Usman Akram, Anjum Imdad, Bilal Hassan, Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz, "Automated Detection of Macular Edema from OCT images", ACCEPTED in IEEE 5th International Conference on Digital Information System and Communications, Switzerland, October 7th – 9th, 2015.
2 Taimur Hassan, M. Usman Akram, Bilal Hassan, Ammara Nasim, Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz, "Review of OCT and Fundus Images for Detecting Macular Edema", IEEE 12th International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Macau China, September 16th – 18th, 2015.
3 Khush Naseeb Fatima, M. Usman Akram, Shafaat A Bazaz, Papilledema Detection in Fundus Images Using Hybrid Feature Set, 5th International Conference on IT Convergence and Security August 24th-27th, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4 Muhammad Umer Mian, John Ojur Dennis, M. H. Md. Khir, Kashif Riaz, Abid Iqbal, Shafaat A. Bazaz, T. B. Tang, "MEMS 3-DoF Gyroscope Design, Modeling and Simulation through Equivalent Circuit Lumped Parameter Model," PROCEEDINGS OF THE 23RD SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE OF MICROSCOPY SOCIETY MALAYSIA (SCMSM 2014), 10–12 December 2014, Tronoh, Malaysia, ISBN: 978-0-7354-1316-0 (ISI indexed )
5 Muhammad Idrees, Waheed Iqbal, Shafaat A. Bazaz, "Real-time doctor-patient assignment in a telemedicine system", 16th International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC), 19-20 December, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan
6 Talha Masood Khan, Hamood ur Rahman, Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz, "Design of Novel three pronged microgripper for the Diagnosis of Dysplasia", 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Biomimetics, Intelligent Computational Systems (ROBIONETICS), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, November 25-27, 2013.
7 M. Usman Akram, Anam Tariq, Shoab A. Khan, Shafaat Bazaz, “Microaneurysm Detection for Early Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy”, 10th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computers and Computation (ICECCO 2013), Ankara, Turkey, page 21-24, Nov 7-9, 2013.
8 Nayyer Abbas, Shafaat, A. Bazaz, Nisar Ahmed, Rahim Umer “Behavioral Modeling of Microtweezer integrated with Capacitive Touch Sensor”, The 6th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference, held on June 11-14, 2013, Turkey.
9 Ahmad Naeem, Shafaat A. Bazaz, Dean M. Aslam, "A Low-Power and Low-Noise Neural Amplifier for All-Diamond Neural Probes" 6th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, Islamabad, Pakistan, October 18-19, 2010.
10 Faiza Nawaz, Shafaat Ahmed Bazaz, "Lifetime Optimization of Wireless Sensor Network through Energy Efficient Clustering for Robust Data Routing" 2nd International Conference on Computer Technology and Development, Cairo, Egypt. November 2-4, 2010.
11 M. Shuja Khan, Abid Iqbal, Shafaat A. Bazaz and Muhammad Abid, "A Monolithic Three-Axis PolyMUMPs Based MEMS Capacitive Sensing Accelerometer", SPIE International Conference on NanoScience Engineering, 1-5 August 2010, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA.
12 M. Shuja Khan, Shafaat A. Bazaz and Muhammad Abid, "Comparative Study on System Model and Finite Element Analysis of a Monolithic 3DOF MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer", International Conference on Information and Multimedia Technology, ISBN: 978-0-7695-3922-5, December 18-19, 2009 Jeju Island, South Korea.
13 Rana I. Shakoor, Shafaat A. Bazaz, M. M. Hasan, "Design Modeling and Simulation of Electrothermally Actuated Microgyroscope Fabricated using the MetalMUMPs", International Workshop on Thermal investigations of ICs and Systems (THERMINIC), 7-9 October 2009, Leuven, Belgium.
14 Marc Burnie, Yongjun Lai, R. Iqtidar Shakoor and Shafaat A. Bazaz, "Design and Simulation of Thermally Driven Microgyroscopes", 2nd Micro and Nanoelectronics Research Conference 13-14 October 2009, Ottawa, Canada.
15 Bilal Saif, Shafaat A Bazaz, Nisar Ahmed, "Interface Electronics and Control of Electrostatically Actuated MEMS Microgripper", 13th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2009 (INMIC-2009), December 14-15, 2009 Islamabad.
16 Rana I. Shakoor, Shafaat A. Bazaz, M. M. Hasan, "Design of Thermal Dual-Mass MEMS Gyroscope with 2-DoF Drive Model Oscillator", 2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, 25-27 November 2008, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
17 Najamuddin, Shafaat A. Bazaz, H.Y. Chan, Dean M. Aslam, "Impedance Characterization of MEMS based All Diamond Neural Probe", 20th International Conference on Microelectronics, 14-17 December 2008, Sharjah.
18 Kinnan Amjad, Shafaat A. Bazaz, Youngjun Lai, "Design of an Electrostatic MEMS Microgripper Systems Integrated with Force Sensor", 20th International Conference on Microelectronics, 14-17 December 2008, Sharjah.
19 Rana I. Shakoor, Shafaat A. Bazaz, Y. Lai, M. M. Hasan. "3-DoF Dual-Mass Nickel MEMS Gyroscope utilizing Chevron Based Thermal Actuation", SPIE, 1st International Conference of the Chinese society of Micro/Nano Technology, Beijing, China.
20 Rana I. Shakoor, Shafaat A. Bazaz, M. M. Hasan, "Comparative Study on Finite Element Analysis & System Model Extraction for Non-Resonant 3-DoF Microgyroscope" IEEE International Behavioral Modeling and Simulation conference BMAS 2008, San Jose, CA, USA.
21 Yongjun Lai, Shafaat Bazaz, "Engineering curriculum development in microsystems" 3 rd CDEN (Canadian Design Engineering Network) International Design Conference, 24-26 July, 2006, Toronto, Canada.
22 R.I. Shakoor, I.R. Chughtai, S.A. Bazaz, M.J. Hyder, Masood-ul-Hassan, "Numerical Simulations of MEMS Comb-Drive Using Coupled Mechanical and Electrostatic Analyses", International Conference on Microelectronics, 13-15 December, 2005, Islamabad, Pakistan.
23 Jalal, S. Bazaz, M. Hefnawi, D. Choi, "Modeling of MEMS Varactors as phase shifters for multi-energy domain modeling in VHDL- AMS", 3rd Canadian Workshop on MEMS, Ottawa, Canada, August 2003.
24 Brian Barge, Shafaat A. Bazaz, Dan Gale "MEMS Research, Technology and Product Development in Canada", The 8th International Conference on the Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems, September 8-11, 2003, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
25 Dan Gale, Shafaat A. Bazaz, "Canadian Research, Technology, and Product Interests in Micromachining: An Update", Proceedings 8th World Micromachine Summit Maastricht, The Netherlands, April 30- May 2, 2002.
26 S.A. Bazaz, B. Tondu, "On-Line computing of a robotic manipulator Joint trajectory with Velocity and Acceleration Constraints. " 1997 IEEE Int. Symp. on Assembly and Task planning, August 1997, Los Angles, USA, pp. 1-6.
27 Tondu, S.A. Bazaz, "The 3-Cubic Method: An On- Line Robot Joint Trajectory Generator under Acceleration, Velocity and Wandering constraints." 4th Int. Symp. on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, August 1997, Miedzyzdroje, Poland, pp. 1195-1200.
28 S.A. Bazaz, B. Tondu, "An optimal on- line robot trajectory generation in Cartesian space." Int. Conf. on Architectures, Networks and Intelligent Systems for manufacturing Integration, SPIE's Intelligent & Automated Manufacturing Society, Oct. 1997, Pittsburgh, USA, pp. 2-10.
29 S.A. Bazaz, B. Tondu, "3-Cubic Spline for On-Line Cartesian Space Trajectory Planning of Industrial Manipulators." 5th IEEE Int. Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, July 1998, Coimbre, Portugal, pp. 493-8.

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