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

Spring 2017 (Starting Janurary 11th):

Wednesdays 11 am – 1 pm, EBB 4029

Date Long Short
1/11/2017 Sol ah Daniel
1/18/2017 Kim Weipeng
1/25/2017 Stephanie Yongmin
2/1/2017 Kathleen Maria-Elena
2/8/2017 Chad Guillaume
2/15/2017 Farhan Tel
2/22/2017 Canceled
3/1/2017 Fangyuan Emily
3/8/2017 Canceled
3/15/2017 Maria-Elena Sol ah
3/22/2017 Canceled
3/29/2017 Shivesh Kim
4/5/2017 Daniel Stephanie
4/12/2017 Weipeng Seleipiri
4/19/2017 Yongmin Robin
4/26/2017 Guillaume Kathleen
5/3/2017 Emily Fangyuan
5/10/2017 Tel Farhan
5/17/2017 Sol ah Shivesh
5/24/2017 Kim Alex
5/31/2017 Stephanie Daniel
6/7/2017 Seleipiri Weipeng
6/14/2017 Robin Yongmin
6/21/2017 Kathleen Guillaume
6/28/2017 Fangyuan Emily
7/5/2017 Farhan Tel
7/12/2017 Shivesh Sol ah
7/19/2017 Alex Kim

Journal Clubs

Mondays 12 – 1 pm, EBB 3029

Date Presenter 
1/9/2017 Kathleen
1/16/2017 Canceled – MLK day
1/23/2017 Tel
1/30/2017 Yongmin
2/6/2017 Stephanie
2/13/2017 Sol Ah
2/20/2017 Emily
2/27/2017 Robin
3/6/2017 Weipeng
3/13/2017 Kim
3/20/2017 Robin
3/27/2017 Guillaume
4/3/2017 Shivesh
4/10/2017 Farhan
4/17/2017 Fangyuan
4/24/2017 Robin
5/1/2017 Seleipiri
5/8/2017 Dan