Rafay Ahmed

Postdoctoral Fellow
Orthopaedic Surgery
Lab Address
1161 21st Ave S
Room / Suite
Lab Phone
(615) 322-7184

Rafay Ahmed received his PhD from City University of Hong Kong in 2019. There he diagnosed the healing of calvarial defects by assessing the molecular and elemental changes using Raman spectroscopy, X-Ray fluorescence spectroscopy, optical profiling and microscopies. Additionally, he developed the Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy system in his lab that was used for several elemental studies including bones, teeth, thyroid, Red blood cells etc. Currently, Rafay is working as postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Nyman’s lab on the development of Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy to translate it for clinical assessment of bone matrix quality; to diagnose the reasons of fragility fractures in type 2 diabetes; fatigue testing of cortical bones using single edge notch bend specimen and assessing the ability of Raman spectroscopy to predict mechanical properties of human bone.

Earlier Rafay obtained his Master’s degree in Nanotechnology from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and did his thesis in Holst Center at Philips High Tech Campus, Nederland. There he fabricated and characterized the flexible nanostructured optochemical sensors for the detection of hazardous gases. Before pursuing his PhD, He worked as a lecturer for 3 years in Department of Physics, COMSATS university Islamabad, Pakistan and taught electronics courses to undergraduate students. He did Bachelors in Electronics from COMSATS university, Islamabad and also worked as a Research Associate in the same department.