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 2017

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

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Seminars on campus


Lab Meetings

Spring 2018

Wednesdays 12:30  – 2:30 pm, EBB 4029

Date Long Update  Short Update
1/17/2018 Snow day
1/24/2018 Alex Emily
1/31/2018 GC Tel
2/7/2018 Canceled
2/14/2018 Dhaval Kim
2/21/2018 Nan Stephanie
2/28/2018 Dan Sol ah
3/7/2018 Weipeng Seleipiri
3/14/2018 Yongmin Farhan
3/21/2018 Guillaume Robin
3/28/2018 Jason Kathleen
4/4/2018 Jimmy Fangyuan
4/11/2018 Keren Shivesh
4/18/2018 Emily Alex
4/25/2018 Tel GC
5/2/2018 Kim Dhaval
5/9/2018 Stephanie Nan
5/16/2018 Sol ah Dan
5/23/2018 Seleipiri Weipeng
5/30/2018 Farhan Yongmin
6/6/2018 Robin Guillaume
6/13/2018 Kathleen Jimmy
6/20/2018 Fangyuan Jason
6/27/2018 Shivesh Keren
7/4/2018 Alex Emily
7/11/2018 GC Tel
7/18/2018 Dhaval Kim