Dr Adnan Shakoor

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering (Robotics & Automation), City University of Hong Kong, China, 2019
  • MSc, Control Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, 2015
  • BSc, Electrical Engineering, University of Central Punjab, Pakistan, 2013


  • CIE 301: Numerical Methods
  • CIE 305: Linear Control Systems
  • SCE 576 Path Planning and Navigation for Mobile Robot
  • Electronics,
  • Control theory,
  • Programming languages

Research Interests

  • Bio-Robotics,
  • Micromanipulation, and
  • Cell Surgery
  • Artificial Intelligence

Selected Publications

  1. A. Shakoor, B. Wang, L. Fan, L. Kong, W. Gao, J. Sun, K. Man, G. Li, and D. Sun. “Automated optical tweezers manipulation to transfer mitochondria from fetal to adult MSCs to improve antiaging gene expressions”. Small, 19 August 2021, doi: (10.1002/smll.202103086)
  2. W. Gao, A. Shakoor, M. Xie, S. Chen, Z. Guan, L. Zhao, Z. Jiang, and D. Sun, “Precise Automated Intracellular Delivery Using a Robotic Cell Microscope System with Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction Information,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 2870–2881, 2020, doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2020.2997083.
  3. M. Xie, A. Shakoor, Z. Wu, and B. Jiang, “Optical Manipulation of Biological Cells with a Robot-Tweezers System: A Stochastic Control Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 67, no. 12, pp. 3232–3236, 2020, doi: 10.1109/TCSII.2020.2980062.
  4. F. Pan, S. Chen, Y. Jiao, Z. Guan, A. Shakoor, and D. Sun, “Automated High-Productivity Microinjection System for Adherent Cells,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1167–1174, 2020, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2020.2965870.
  5. A. Shakoor, M. Xie, T. Luo, J. Hou, Y. Shen, J. K. Mills, and D. Sun, “Achieving Automated Organelle Biopsy on Small Single Cells Using a Cell Surgery Robotic System,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 66, no. 8, pp. 2210–2222, 2019, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2018.2885772.
  6. M. Xie, A. Shakoor, Y. Shen, J. K. Mills, and D. Sun, “Out-of-Plane Rotation Control of Biological Cells with a Robot-Tweezers Manipulation System for Orientation-Based Cell Surgery,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 199–207, 2019, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2018.2828136.
  7. W. Gao, A. Shakoor, L. Zhao, Z. Jiang, and D. Sun, “3-D image reconstruction of biological organelles with a robot-aided microscopy system for intracellular surgery,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 231–238, 2019, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2018.2886374.
  8. M. Xie, A. Shakoor, C. Li, and D. Sun, “Robust orientation control of multi-DOF cell based on uncertainty and disturbance estimation,” International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, vol. 29, no. 14, pp. 4859–4871, 2019, doi: 10.1002/rnc.4664.
  9. M. Xie, A. Shakoor, and C. Wu, “Manipulation of biological cells using a robot-aided optical tweezers system,” Micromachines, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 1–13, 2018, doi: 10.3390/mi9050245.
  10. S. Sun, Q. Peng, and A. Shakoor, “A kernel-based multivariate feature selection method for microarray data classification,” PLoS ONE, vol. 9, no. 7, 2014, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102541.
  11. L. Fan, T. Luo, Z. Guan, Y. T. Chow, S. Chen, T. Wei, A. Shakoor, R. H. W. Lam, and D. Sun, “Gravitational sedimentation-based approach for ultra-simple and flexible cell patterning coculture on microfluidic device,” Biofabrication, vol. 12, no. 3, 2020, doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/ab80b5.
Dr Adnan Shakoor

Assistant Professor