Dr Monzurul Alam

Dr Monzurul Alam is the head of the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program of the NuroRecovery Research Hub at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and a Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).

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Biography

Monzurul Alam received his Masters in Bioengineering from Miguel Hernandez University of Elche and Ph.D. from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He also received Postdoctoral training in neuromodulation from Dr. V. Reggie Edgerton’s laboratory at the University of California – Los Angeles. Before joining the NeuroRecovery Research Hub at the University of New South Wales – Sydney, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

Dr. Alam's research is grounded in fundamentals in the field of system neuroscience with applications to prosthetics and rehabilitation following injuries in the central and/or peripheral nervous system. His major research interest is on sensory and motor control of movements. Dr. Alam's key research aim is to understand the neural mechanisms underlying the function and recovery after injuries of the sensorimotor system. Electrophysiology, pharmacology and neurostimulation are the common techniques applied in his research. He also applies modern engineering techniques to utilize this neural system for prosthetic applications.

 

Dr. Alam authored received several awards including the prestigious "Global Innovation Award" at the TechConnect Business Summit and Showcase 2020, United States. He also has 4 patents on medical device design in the United States and China.