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.


Postdoc and PhD position starting in Fall 2016

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

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Seminars on campus


Lab Meetings

Fall 2016 (Starting August 3rd): Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 am, EBB 3029

(Except 10/20 and 10/27th to be held in the same room from 3-5pm )

 Date Long Short
8/4/2016 Kim Brian
8/11/2016 Stephanie Maria Elena
8/18/2016 Kathleen Guillaume
8/25/2016 Fangyuan Chad
9/1/2016 Farhan Charles
9/8/2016 Daniel Tel
9/15/2016 Weipeng Emily
9/22/2016 Cancelled
9/29/2016 Yongmin Sol ah
10/6/2016 Brian Kim
10/13/2016 Cancelled
(9-10 am &
3-4 pm)
Lab Safety MicroTAS
(3-5 pm)
Maria Elena Kathleen
(9-11 am)
Guillaume Farhan
11/10/2016 Chad Stephanie
11/17/2016 Cancelled
11/24/2016 Thanksgiving Holiday
12/1/2016 Cancelled
12/8/2016 Emily Fangyuan
12/15/2016 Tel Shivesh


Journal Club

Monday 10:00 – 11:00 am, EBB 5029

 Date Presenter
10/24/2016 Shivesh
10/31/2016 Farhan
11/7/2016 Fangyuan
11/14/2016 Robin
11/21/2016 Brian
11/28/2016 Thanksgiving
12/5/2016 Seleipiri
12/12/2016 Dan
12/19/2016 Kathleen