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  • 2013: Robotics Business Review reports on Dean Aslam's Mind-controlled Robots
  • 2013: IEEE highlights Dean Aslam's Mind-controlled Robot
  • 2013: Dean Aslam's IEEE invited talk highlighted on CBS (Detroit)
  • 2013: Dean Aslam presents his FBEI modules at the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco; watch video (if Youtube is not accessible click here)
  • 2012: National Acadamies of Sciences and Engineering select Dean Aslam to present his FBEI modules at their Frontier of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium to be held in October 2012 in Irvine (CA)
  • 2008: Dean Aslam received the 'best paper' award for innovations in education for his presentation in COMS 2008

Dr. Dean  M. Aslam is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate VP Americas of MANCEF, founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Nanosystems and Technology . . . Click on Profile for more details


Electrical and Computer Engineering, 328 S. Shaw Lane, Michgan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, U.S.A.


E-mail: aslam@msu.edu; deanaslam@gmail.com; Phone: 517-353-6329


Current Research Areas

Microsystems Engineering:

  • System Integration Technologies; sensors, actuators, control electronics & programming, 3D Inkjet Printeded Packaging
  • Single Material MEMS (SMM) Fabrication Using Carbon-based Materials (diamond, graphene, carbon nanotubes); neural probe arrays & RFMEMS for sensors and wireless communications

Neural Engineering:

  • Non-invasive MEMS Interfaces Using EEG, EMG & ECG; prosthetics, happiness, neural disorders, ADD/ADHD, Altzheimer,
  • Video Image Processing for Early Detection of Parkinson's Disease
  • SMM Neural Probe Arrays to study neural disorders

Renewable Energy Engineering:

  • Technology Assisted Smart Systems (TASS); solar, other
  • Zero-energy Systems Using TASS
  • Energy Scavenging from Static Charges on Humans


  • Mind Controlled Robots; brainwaves; watch a video
  • Maple-seed Robotic Fliers (MRF); Microdrones
  • Image Processing Technologies for Microdrones
  • Programmable Robots using FBEIs; LEGO-like & Wall-climber robots

Transdisciplinary ResearchTopics:

  • Functionalized Bricks with Embedded Intelligence (FBEI)
  • Technology Assisted Dancing (TAD) using FBEIs
  • DNA Inspired Active Network Arrays (DIANA)
  • Technology Assisted (TA) Psychology Studies:
    • TA Bullying Study Using Smart Robots
    • TA Cognitive Training (TACT)
    • DNA Inspired Ego Training
Updated: August 2013



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