Hasina Ali, Ph.D., is a patent agent in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group. Hasina’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and performing invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses. Her technical areas of expertise include semiconductor materials and devices, microelectronics fabrication techniques, optics, nanotechnology, polymeric materials, solid-state sensors, biosensors, and wireless communication. She has also been involved in all phases of multiple inter partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for both the patent owner and petitioner. Representative technologies include communications, semiconductor device and processing, hearing aids, and nanomaterials.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Hasina was Faculty in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the Catholic University of America, where she taught courses on solid-state devices and microelectronic circuits. She was also a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Maryland. Her postdoctoral research focused on high-energy storage device and technology. She researched carbon nanotube films for the development of high-energy supercapacitors. Her work involved synthesizing porous anodic alumina templates, developing carbon nanotube films using the templates, and characterizing the nanotubes using structural and electrical characterization techniques.

Hasina received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Her doctoral research focused on nanotechnology, semiconductor nanomaterials, polymeric materials, and solid-state gas sensors. She developed highly responsive gas sensors using semiconductor nanostructures. She was directly involved with the synthesis and characterization of the nanostructures, design and fabrication of gas sensing devices using the nanostructures, and testing of the fabricated devices.

Technical Publications

  • H. A. Ali, and A. A. Iliadis, “Properties of Fast Response Room Temperature ZnO-Si Heterojunction Gas Nanosensors”, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 10 (3), pp. 652-656, MAY 2011.
  • Ν. Brilis, D. Tsamakis, H. Ali, S. Krishnamoorthy, and A.A. Iliadis, “Electrical conduction effects at low temperatures in undoped ZnO thin films grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition on Si substrates”, Thin Solid Films, 516 (12), pp. 4226-4231, APR 30 2008.
  • Ch. Pandis, Ν. Brilis, E. Bourithis, D. Tsamakis, H. A. Ali, S. Krishnamoorthy, A. A. Iliadis, and M. Kompitsas, “Low–Temperature Hydrogen Sensors Based On Au Nanoclusters And Schottky Contacts On ZnO Films Deposited By Pulsed Laser Deposition On Si And SiO2 Substrates”, IEEE Sensors, 7 (3), pp. 448-454, MAR 2007.
  • H. A. Ali, A.A. Iliadis, L.J. Martinez-Miranda and U. Lee, “Structural and rectifying junction properties of self-assembled ZnO nanoparticles in polystyrene diblock copolymers on (100)Si substrates”, Solid State Electronics, 50 (6), pp. 1105-1112, JUN 2006.
  • Ch. Pandis, Ν. Brilis, D. Tsamakis, H. A. Ali, S. Krishnamoorthy, and A. A. Iliadis, “Role of low O2 pressure and growth temperature on electrical transport of PLD grown ZnO thin films on Si substrates”, Solid State Electronics, 50 (6), pp. 1119-1123, JUN 2006.
  • H. A. Ali, A. A. Iliadis, “Thin ZnO nanocomposite poly(styrene-acrylic acid) films on Si and SiO2 surfaces”, Thin Solid Films, 471 (1-2), pp. 154-158, JAN 3 2005.
  • H. A. Ali, A. A. Iliadis, “Comparative study of self-assembled ZnO nanostructures in polystyrene-acrylic acid) diblock copolymers – [PS]m/[PAA]n – on Si and SiO2/Si surfaces”, Thin Solid Films, 469, pp. 425-430, DEC 22 2004.
  • H. A. Ali, A. A. Iliadis, U. Lee, “Study of ZnO nanocluster formation within styrene-acrylic acid and styrene-methacrylic acid diblock copolymers on Si and SiO2 surfaces”, Solid State Electronics, 48 (10-11), pp. 2025-2030, OCT-NOV 2004.
  • H. A. Ali, A. A. Iliadis, R. F. Mulligan, A. V. W. Cresce, P. Kofinas, U. Lee, “Properties of self-assembled ZnO nanostructures”, Solid State Electronics, 46 (10), pp. 1639-1642, OCT 2002.

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

  • Bengali
  • Hindi