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