Research

The Lu group is interested in doing research at the interface of engineering and biology. We engineer BioMEMS (Bio Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) and microfluidic devices to address questions in neuroscience, cell biology, and biotechnology that are difficult to answer using conventional techniques. These micro systems are sometimes referred to as Lab-on-a-Chip. Applied to the study of fundamental biological questions, these new techniques allow us to gather large-scale quantitative data about complex systems. Microfluidic devices are especially suitable for solving these problems because of the many advantages associated with shrinking the devices down to a scale comparable to typical biological systems. Furthermore, unique phenomena at the micro and nano length scale, such as enhanced surface effects and transport phenomena, can be exploited in designing novel techniques and devices.

Announcements:

Postdoc and PhD position starting in fall 2015

Postdoc, graduate student, and part-time technician positions available!


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Seminars on campus

 

Lab Meetings

Spring 2016 (Starting January 6th): Wednesday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, EBB 4029

 Date Long Short
1/6/2016 Lab Job Discussion
1/13/2016 Yongmin Tom
1/20/2016 Weipeng Charles
1/27/2016 Brian Tel
2/3/2016 Guillaume Emily
2/10/2016 Ariel Fangyuan
2/17/2016 Maria Elena Kathy
2/24/2016 Chad Daniel
3/2/2016 Tom Yongmin
3/9/2016 No Lab Meeting
3/16/2016 Charles Weipeng
3/23/2016 Tel Brian
3/30/2016 Emily Guillaume
4/6/2016 Fangyuan Ariel
4/13/2016 Kathy Maria Elena
4/20/2016 Daniel Chad
4/27/2016 Yongmin Tom
5/4/2016 Weipeng Kim
5/11/2016 Brian Sol ah
5/18/2016 Guillaume Farhan
5/25/2016 Ariel Stephanie