NanoBioMagnetics for Life

Bionanomagnetics, Bionanophotonics, & Bionanoplasmonics

NanoMagnetics + NanoPlasmonics + NanoPhotonics

Conrad Rizal, PhD


    Associate Editor: Global Journal of Nanomedicine (2017- Present)

    Advisory Board Member, Journal of Nano- and Electron Physics (2015 - Present)

    Editor, Special Issue on Magnetoplasmonics, Journal of Nano& Electron Physics  (2016 - 2017)


    SEED NanoTech & Consulting 

    International Education 

    Ultra High Vacuum Systems,

    Canada & South America 


    MITACS Elevate PD Research Scholar

    York University, Ontario, Canada


    GEM Systems Inc. 

    135 Spy Court,

    Markham, ON, Canada

    Tel: +1-647-570-4039;

    E-mail: conrad(DOT)rizal@gemsys(DOT)ca;



    I am a current MITACS elevate researcher, working on joint industry-academia research project sponsored by York University, North York, and GEM Systems Inc, in Markham, ON, Canada. I received Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Nicolas A.F. Jaeger at the University of British Columbia in 2012, followed by postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Victoria with Profs. Alexandre G. Brolo and Byoung-Chul Choi, as well as an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship taken at the University of California, San Diego under the co-supervision of Profs. Eric E. Fullerton and Zhaowei Liu. I was also visiting research scientist in the nano-optics group of Prof. Howard H.H. Lee at Baylor University, in Texas, USA prior to joining to York U. and GEM Systems Inc. in Markham, ON, Canada.

    I am a recipient of 2013 Gold Medal and certificate of academic excellence from President and Head of State of Nepal, 2013 Canada Government’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoc, 2012 NSERC pre-approved Industrial R & D and 2007 NSERC Doctoral Fellowships, and 2008 University of British Columbia Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award, and 1998 Japan Government’s highly prestigious Monbu-kagakusho Graduate Fellowship, among others.

    My research interest includes bio-magnetoplasmonics - an interdisciplinary field that merges nano-magnetism, nano-plasmonics and nano-optics. In my research activities, I have gained a broad knowledge of materials science, nano-materials synthesis and characterization, computer controlled experiments, computer simulations and engineering design of electronic and optical devices. I have been working towards developing highly sensitive magnetic sensors, and prototyping work is ongoing. Application areas: medicine and biology.

    Employment  / Research History

    - MITACS Elevate Postdoc Researcher (2016 - Present), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University, Toronot, Canada: Prof. Simone Pisana's Heated Laboratory (Optics Lab).

    - Visiting Research Scientist (2016 - 2016), Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA: Prof. Howard Lee's Nano-optics Group

    - Postdoctoral Scholar- Employee (2014 - 2015), Center for Magnetic Memory and Research, UC San Diego, Califronia, USA: Prof. Eric Fullerton and Zhaowei's Group

    - Postdoctoral Fellow (2012 - 2014), Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Victoria, BC, Canada.  Nanomagnetism and Spintronics group of Prof. B.C. Choi and Nanoplasmonics Group of Prof. Alexandre Brolo 

    - Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2006 - 2012), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Cacnada. Prof. Nicolas Jaeger's Nano-optics Group. GPA: 3.7/4.0

    - MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1998-2001), Muroran Institute of Technology, Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan, 
    Prof. Emeritus Ueda Yuji / Murayama Shigeyuki's Advance Electronic Engineering Materials Group, GPA: 4.0/4.0

    - Project Engineer (1996 -1998), Venus Electrical Trading and Consulting Services Est, Doha, Qatar. 

    - Research Engineer (1995 -1996), Telecom Project Engineer, Nepal Telecom Corporation, Kathmandu, Nepal. 

    - Research Engineer (1994 -1995), Development and Consulting Services, United Mission to Nepal, Butwal, Nepal. Worked under Ivan Gordon and Ghanashyam Ranjitkar. 

    - BSc. Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, (1988-2004), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology , Dhaka- 1000, Prof. Hamidur Rahman;s Electrican Engineering Laboratory,  1st Division


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