Ahmed Jalal


  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University, 2014 – 18
  • M.S. in Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering,Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, IN, 2008 – 10
  • B.Sc. in Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE), Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), Bangladesh, 2002-07

Current Research Interests

  • Micro-fuel cell sensor
  • Mathematical modeling for the detection of volatile compounds


  • We designed, characterized, and fabricated proton exchange membrane micro-fuel cell (PEMFC) sensors for the detection of transdermal volatile organic compounds (VOCs, e.g. ethanol, acetone, and isoflurane) for the point-of-care (POC) diagnosis of the physiological conditions of humans. My research addressed an enduring problem in the biosensing field — the importance of eliminating interfering signals toward the precise calibration and detection of these VOCs in a POC multivariate environment.

Recent Patents

  1. US 10,712,306 – Sensor for detection of acetone (Inventors: Y. Umasankar, S. Bhansali, AH Jalal, N. Bhansali)

Recent Publications

  1. “Flexible and Linker-Free Enzymatic Sensors Based on Zinc Oxide Nanoflakes for Noninvasive L-Lactate Sensing in Sweat.” IEEE Sensors Journal 20.10 (2020): 5102-5109.
  2. F. Alam, AH Jalal, S. Forouzanfar, C. Wang, N. Pala “ZnO Nanoflakes based Enzymatic Sensor for the determination of lactic acid in sweat.” 2019 IEEE SENSORS. IEEE, 2019.
  3. F. Alam, SM. Aghaei, AH. Jalal, N. Pala “Flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator based on sonochemically synthesized ZnO nanoflakes for self‐powered devices and wearable energy harvesting (Conference Presentation).” Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, Thin Films, and Devices XVI. Vol. 11089. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2019.
  4. AH. Jalal, Y. Umasankar, Md A. Ahmed, EA. Pretto, S. Bhansali “Towards a wearable fuel cell sensor for transdermal monitoring of isoflurane–an anesthetic.” Analytical Methods 11.15 (2019): 2007-2012.
  5. F. Alam, AH. Jalal, N. Pala “Selective detection of alcohol through ethyl-glucuronide immunosensor based on 2D zinc oxide nanostructures.” IEEE Sensors Journal 19.11 (2019): 3984-3992.
  6. F. Alam, SM. Aghaei, AH. Jalal, N. Pala “Sonochemically Synthesized ZnO Nanostructured Piezoelectric Layers for Self-Powered Sensor Applications.” MRS Advances 4.23 (2019): 1355-1360.
  7. MNA. Tarek, F. Alam, AH. Jalal, MA. Ahad “Multi Frequency Assessment of the Electrical Impedance Myography Parameters on 3D Malignant Breast.” MRS Advances 4.22 (2019): 1285-1291.

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