Monzurul Alam is a researcher with solid knowledge in neuroscience, rehabilitation, and biomedical engineering. He specializes in spinal cord injury repair, neuroprosthetics, and sensorimotor control of movements. He 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. He also worked as a Research Fellow at Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology, National University of Singapore where he conducted research on building neural bypasses for human and non-human primates.
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.
Spinal Cord Injury Research Writing Prize, Spinal Research Institute, Australia
Global Innovation Award, TechConnect Business Virtual Summit and Showcase 2020, United States
Young Investigator Award, International Society on Biomedical Ultrasound, Hong Kong