Mohammad Ali Al-Ameen

2014 The Change Agent


Persistent. Passionate. Driven.

Those are just a few terms to describe bioengineering major Mohammad Ali Al-Ameen.

“My passion for improving people’s lives drifted me to become a bioengineer. I decided that my way of impacting healthcare will be through an engineer’s protractor.”

Mohammad already has numerous scholarly achievements. His research and development of hydrogel microparticles for detecting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is associated with several diseases including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and psoriasis, has even been published in the journal, Biosensors & Bioelectronics.

“Not only is he motivated to do exceptionally well in the classes, he encourages his classmates to give their best,” said Dr. Gargi Ghosh, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

Mohammad showcases his leadership ability through his role as the founder and president of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) on campus.

“I have the opportunity to observe how Mohammad helped the chapter scale new heights by organizing fundraisers, motivating more students to participate in BMES annual meeting in Seattle and inviting guests to deliver lectures on campus,” said Dr. Ghosh.

Mohammad’s goals for his future are equally impressive. His long-term goal is to continue revolutionizing medicine through engineering.

“I can see how I am able to use my energy and knowledge in researching and seeking better solutions for the well-being of this universe.”