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Professor Bijan Shirinzadeh

The PhysOrg article Virtual 3D nanorobots could lead to real cancer-fighting technology said

From eliminating the side effects of chemotherapy to treating Alzheimer’s disease, the potential medical applications of nanorobots are vast and ambitious. In the past decade, researchers have made many improvements on the different systems required for developing practical nanorobots, such as sensors, energy supply, and data transmission.
But there is still a great deal of work to do before tiny “molecular machines” can begin traveling through our arteries for diagnosing or treating our ailments. To try to pick up the pace, a group of researchers has recently developed an innovative approach to help in the research and development of nanorobots — virtual reality.
Adriano Cavalcanti, Bijan Shirinzadeh, Robert Freitas, Jr., and Tad Hogg, representing institutions in Melbourne, Australia, and the U.S., have published their simulation procedure in a recent issue of Nanotechnology. Just as 3D simulations previously helped engineers greatly accelerate developmental research in the semiconductor industry, Cavalcanti and colleagues hope that virtual nanorobots, virtual biomolecules and virtual arteries will accelerate the progress of nanorobot development.

Bijan Shirinzadeh, Ph.D. is Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Robotics & Mechatronics Research Laboratory (RMRL), at Monash University, Australia. His research interests are robotics, mechatronics, automation, sensing and control, contact and quasistatic motion analysis, computational geometry, CAE/CAD/CAM/CAPP manufacturing, and flexible fixturing.
Bijan coauthored Nanorobot Communication Techniques: A Comprehensive Tutorial, CMOS-based Nanorobot to Combat Cancer, Behavior based Mobile Robot Navigation by AI Techniques: Behavior selection and resolving behavior conflicts using á – level Fuzzy Inference System, Nanorobot for Treatment of Patients with Artery Occlusion, Robust motion tracking control of piezoelectric actuation systems, Computational Nanomechatronics: A Pathway for Control and Manufacturing Nanorobots, Behavior based Mobile Robot Navigation Technique using AI System: Experimental Investigations, and Haptic Deformation Modeling Through Cellular Neural Network. Read the full list of his publications!
He is on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Industrial Robot, Journal of Assembly Automation, Journal of Sensor Review, and Journal of Service Robotics. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Australian Robot Association, and the Institute of Engineers, Australia.
Bijan earned a BSE in Aerospace Engineering, a BSE in Mechanical Engineering, a MSE in Aerospace Engineering, and a MSE in Mechanical Engineering — all from the University of Michigan, USA. He earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia.