Researcher at CNRS

University of Lille, Lille, France



  • 2018 PhD, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems The University of Tokyo, Japan 
  • 2015 M. Tech., Department of Biomedical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad), India


  • 2019–Present Postdoc, University of Lille
  • 2018–2018  Postdoc, University of Tokyo
  • 2011–2013   Project Manager at M/S Indian Electrical Concern


  • 2017             Internship, Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation, Japan 
  • 2015–2018  Joint Project, Sharp Corporation Japan


  • Monitoring immunological synapses at single cell level in a microfluidic device
    We develop a microfluidic device for trapping cell-pairs to monitor cellular communication. The proposed method allows cell positioning at designated areas to make selective contact between two different populations despite dimensional variations. An array of trapping sites with specific geometries provided higher efficiency, and integrating the setup with an incubation unit allows long-term (>4 hours) experiments under a controlled environment. The device is used to monitor the cellular activity of patient immune and leukemic cells via Ca2+ signalling by fluorescence microscopy.
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  • Faruk A. Shaik, Satoshi Ihida, Yoshiho Ikeuchi, Agnes Tixier-Mita and Hiroshi Toshiyoshi, “TFT Sensor Array for Real-Time Cellular Characterization, Stimulation, Impedance Measurement and Optical Imaging of in-vitro Neural cells” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 169 (2020): 112546.
  • Faruk A. Shaik, Grant Alexander Cathcart, Satoshi Ihida, Yoshiho Ikeuchi, Agnes Tixier-Mita, Hiroshi Toshiyoshi, “Electrical stimulation, recording and impedance-based real-time position detection of cultured neurons using Thin-Film-Transistor array,” IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 27. No. 3, pp. 424-433, 2018. 
  • Faruk A. Shaik, Grant Cathcart, Satoshi Ihida, Myriam Lereau-Bernier, Eric Leclerc, Yasuyuki Sakai, Hiroshi Toshiyoshi, Agnes Tixier-Mita, “Thin-Film-Transistor array: an exploratory attempt for high throughput cell manipulation using electrowetting principle,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 27, no. 5, 2017, p.054001-054012.