Mohtashim Shamsi | Chemistry and Biochemistry | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Agriculture, Life and Physical Sciences

Mohtashim Shamsi

Associate Professor

Mohtashim Shamsi

Phone: 618-453-6461
Fax: 618-453-6408

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My research focus encompasses the interfaces between electroanalysis, sensing/biosensing and microfluidics.


PDF,   2012-2015, Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Toronto    

PhD,   2008-2012, Analytical Chemistry, University of Toronto

MS.,   2006-2008, Materials Science, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

M.Sc., 2001-2002, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Karachi

B.Sc., 1999-2001, Chemistry, University of Karachi

Selected Publications

N. Asefifeyzabadi et al., Label-free Electrochemical Detection of CGG Repeats on Inkjet Printable 2D Layers of MoS2, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces,2020. 12, 46, 52156–52165.

N. Asefifeyzabadi,   M. Taki,   M. Funneman,   T. Song  and  M. H. Shamsi*, Unique Sequence-Dependent Properties of Trinucleotide Repeat Monolayers: Electrochemical, Electrical, And Topographic Characterization, Journal of Materials Chemistry  B, 2020,8, 7225-7233 .

A. Z. Qamar and  M. H. Shamsi*, Desktop Fabrication of Lab‐On‐Chip Devices on Flexible Substrates: A Brief Review. Micromachines2020, 11:126, 1-16.

Qamar, A. Z., Asefifeyzabadi, N., Motahareh, T., Naphade, S., Ellerby, L. M., Shamsi, M. H. (2020) Characterization and Application of Fluidic Properties of Trinucleotide Repeat Sequences by Wax-on-Plastic Microfluidics. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2020, 8, 743-751.

Qamar, A. Z., Parker, G., Kinsel, G. R., Shamsi, M. H. (2019) Evolution of Wax-on-Plastic Microfluidics for Sub-microliter Flow Dynamics and its Application in Distance-based Assay. Journal of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 23:81, 1-8.

 Chen, S., Qamar, A. Z., Asefifeyzabadi, N., Funneman, M., Taki, M., Elliot, L., Kinsel, M. E., Kinsel, G. R., Shamsi, M. H. (2019) Hand-Fabricated CNT/AgNPs Electrodes using Wax-on-Plastic Platforms for Electro-Immunosensing Application. Scientific Report, 9:6131, 1-9.

Taki, M., Rohilla, K. J., Barton, M., Funneman, M., Benzabeh, N., Naphade, S., Ellerby, L. M., Gagnon, K. T., Shamsi, M. H. (2019) Novel probes for label-free detection of neurodegenerative GGGGCC repeats associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 411:26, 6995-7003.

S. Chen, M.H. Shamsi, Biosensors-on-Chip: A Topical Review, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2017, 27, 83001-15.

J. Christian Léon, Z. She, A. Kamal, M. H. Shamsi, J. Müller, H-B. Kraatz, DNA Films Containing the Artificial Nucleobase Imidazole Mediate Charge Transfer in a Silver(I)-Responsive Way. Angewandte Chemie International Edition2017, 56, 1-6.

 Z. She, K. Topping, B. Dong, M. H. Shamsi and H.-B. Kraatz, An Unexpected Use of Ferrocene: A Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Study of A Toll-Like Receptor Array and its Interaction with E. Coli. Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 2946-2949.

A. Z. Qamar,   K. Amar,   F. Chowdhury,  P. Kohli and   M. H. Shamsi,  Wax Patterned Microwells for Stem Cell Fate Study. RSC Advances20166, 104919-104924.             

Y. Yu, M. H. Shamsi, D. L. Krastev, M. D. M. Dryden, Y. Leung, A. R. Wheeler, A Microfluidic Method for Dopamine Uptake Measurements in Dopaminergic Neurons, Lab Chip, 2016DOI: 10.1039/C5LC01515D. 

M. H. Shamsi, K. Choi, A. H. C. Ng, M. D. Chamberlain, A. R. Wheeler, Electrochemiluminescence on Digital Microfluidics for MicroRNA Analysis. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2016, 77, 845-852. 

D. G. Rackus,* M. H. Shamsi,* A. R. Wheeler, Electrochemistry, Biosensors and Microfluidics: A Convergence of Fields. Chemical Society Review, 2015, 44, 5320–5340. (* Equal contribution)

Z. She, K. Topping, M. H. Shamsi, N. Wang, N. W. C. Chan and H.-B. Kraatz, Investigation of the Utility of Complementary Electrochemical Detection Techniques to Examine the in Vitro Affinity of Bacterial Flagellins for a Toll-Like Receptor 5 Biosensor. Analytical Chemistry2015, 87, 4218–4224.



Book Chapters and Review Articles

“Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy: A Multiplexing Tool for Electrochemical DNA Biosensing”,  M. H. Shamsi and H.-B. Kraatz in Nano-Electrochemistry, Springer (2014).

“Electrochemical Detection of Basepair Mismatches in DNA Films”, P. M. Diakowski, M. H. Shamsi and H.-B. Kraatz in Electrochemical DNA Biosensors, ed. By M. Ozsoz (Pan Stanford Publishing 2012)

M. H. Shamsi, H.-B. Kraatz, Interactions of Metal Ions with DNA and some Applications. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers 2013, 23, 4‒23. 


M. H. Shamsi, K. E. Geckeler, Gold Nanoparticle-Halloysite Nanotube and Method of Forming the Same. EP 2045214 B1 (Apr 27, 2011).