Muhammad Yakut Ali



Mechanical Science and Engineering

Faculty Advisers:
Taher Saif, Mechanical Science and Engineering
Mark Kuhlenschmidt, Microbiology

Project Title:
Mechanism of Mechanical Microenvironmental Control of Cancer Metastasis

M. Yakut Ali is a Ph.D. student at Mechanical Science and Engineering department, UIUC under the supervision of Prof. Taher Saif. Earlier, he received his M.S. degree from University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC in 2010 and B.S. from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2007, both in Mechanical engineering. His current research interest is in the area of Cell Mechanics. More specifically, he is interested to investigate the effect of mechanical stimuli in mechanics of cancer cells and other types of cell models. He envisages a career in academia or in a research industry. He has co-authored 8 peer reviewed journal publications and conference proceedings.