Shawana Tabassum is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Tyler, where she directs the Biosensors and Bioinformatics Laboratory. Her research is focused on micro/nano-optics, electronics, microfluidics, and their applications in biomedicine and precision agriculture. She received her B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, IA, USA, in 2014 and 2018, respectively. Dr. Tabassum is a recipient of several prestigious awards including Science breakthrough of the Year: Emerging Talent from Falling Walls (2020), Robert J. Menges award for outstanding research in educational development (2020), Postdoctoral Scholar Excellence award for teaching and mentoring students (2020), Best global impact innovation prize from ISU’s Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship (2020, 2019), Biomedical Engineering Society’s career development award (2019), Research Excellence Award (2018), and the Best paper award finalist at IEEE Sensors conference (2016).