International Islamic University Malaysia

Dr. Amani received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2001 and 2003 respectively, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University in 2009. Before her position at the International Islamic University of Malaysia, where she is currently teaching, Amani was a Postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University, USA and was appointed as the Principal Investigator to a NASA Small Satellite project. Dr. Amani’s research focuses on multidisciplinary approaches for the development of advanced sensor technologies with applications in agriculture, biology, environmental science, medicine and space biology. She has published numerous research articles in leading journals such as Biosensors, Langmuir, Lab on a chip, Advanced Materials, and Nanotechnology. She also received the Thora W. Halstead Young Investigator's Award in 2012 from the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) and was the recipient of the 2015 National L’Oréal – UNESCO Fellowship for Women in Science. Dr. Amani is also a public speaker and populariser of science, having spoken at TEDxKL, various government- and institutional-led initiatives in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.

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