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Anis Rahman, Ph.D.
Corporate Faculty


Postdoctoral in Applied Chemistry (Under Nick Turro), Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
M.S. in Physics (Solid State), Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
M.Sc.in Physics (first class first), Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
B.Sc. in Physics (Hons.) (minors: Chemistry & Math), Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.


Dr. Anis Rahman is an acclaimed scientist in the field of nanotechnology. He is a winner of many scientific awards including NASA Nanotech Brief’s “Nano-50” award twice; CLEO/Laser Focus World’s “Innovation award;” and “2015 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year,” by the NACE. Anis is the founder of Applied Research & Photonics (ARP) a leading terahertz company located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (see http://arphotonics.net).
His invention of “Dendrimer Dipole Excitation,” a new mechanism for terahertz generation, makes it possible to generate high power terahertz radiation. Anis is a recognized scientific leader and member of professional organizations including the American Chemical Society (ACS) and The Optical Society of America (senior member).
He is the past chair of the Small Chemical Businesses Division of the ACS (www.acs-schb.org). He has also received awards from other scientific organizations such as OMICS International keynote recognition; Center for Dermal Research of Rutgers University; Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership award by the Juniata College of Pennsylvania; and community awards such as from FOBANA and BAASANA. Anis lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania with his family.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Dr. Rahman is proposing to form a research consortium in central Pennsylvania with the smaller colleges and universities in this region as potential members. The objective of the proposed consortium is to create a cutting-edge research facility at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology where member colleges/universities will have access to modern instruments for research projects of their faculties and for the training of the students.
Such an initiative is very important for central Pennsylvania for both modern training institutions and economic development. Many of the small colleges and universities in this area lack modern research and teaching facilities in Nano-tera science and technology.
Only a few bigger universities have these capabilities but as a part of their graduate curricula. Therefore, this initiative offers an opportunity for the HUST to emerge as a leader targeting advanced undergrad curricula. This proposal is planning both undergrad and graduate curricula. The focus of the consortium is in the area of nanotechnology and the Internet of the Nano Things (IoNT).
Some details of the instructional topics are listed below (see Rationale for HUST leadership for the Nano-tera consortium)*. As a local startup company, Applied Research & Photonics (Harrisburg, PA) will donate a prototype terahertz research instrument for the starting of the proposed consortium lab. However, as the consortium gains momentum, other colleges/universities will become the consortium members.
Thus, an annual revenue stream will emerge. In addition, HUST faculty members will be interested to apply for grants in different areas whose proof of concept experiments will be carried out by the consortium lab. Student activities in the Nano-tera area will flourish leading to new research and development. Additionally, the Nano-tera team and the HUST may approach the legislators for their help via an appropriation for the proposed consortium. The PA Lawmakers are willing to help for this noble Cause of the proposed consortium that is of far-reaching importance. So, Dr. Rahman would like to draft a support letter that could be signed for petitioning the Lawmakers. He has also started discussing with interested faculty members at the HUST. The consortium proposal is very timely. *Rationale for HUST leadership for the Nano-tera consortium
1. HUST encourages entrepreneurs and in a position to assume a leadership role.
2. Housing a modern lab for the proposed Nano-tera consortium will serve as a means for fulfilling multiple objectives including cutting-edge research facility and collaboration with other local, domestic, and overseas institutions.
3. Partnering with ARP will be a way for HUST faculties and students to utilize a modern suit of tools for their research and for building external partnerships. 4. Having an in-house terahertz lab will also enable HUST to provide unique analytical testing services which will be mutually beneficial.
The proposed Nano-tera consortium/lab will offer instruction for both undergrad and graduate program and research. It will directly impact several areas of modern academic disciplines with a focus on critical technologies. A few important disciplines are briefly listed below. Biology – Transdermal research, diffusion kinetics, drug penetration quantitation, skin and other soft tissue imaging and spectroscopy Nanotechnology – Characterization of semiconductors, 0D, 1D, 2D and 3D nanomaterials for their size, size distribution, mutual- and self-interactions, interaction with solvent, spectral characterization and imaging of ligands-nanoparticle, surface, volume and layer by layer i.

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