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

Fall 2017 (Starting August 23rd):

Wednesdays 1  – 3 pm, EBB 4029

Spring 2018

Wednesdays 12:30  – 2:30 pm, EBB 4029

Date Long Short
8/9/17 Dan Stephanie
8/16/17 Cancelled Cancelled
8/23/17 Weipeng Robin
8/30/17 Yongmin Seleipiri
9/6/17 Guillaume Kathleen
9/13/17 EH&S EH&S
9/20/17 Cancelled Cancelled
9/27/17 Emily Fangyuan
10/4/17 Tel Farhan
10/11/17 Kim Shivesh
10/18/17 Stephanie Alex
10/25/17 Cancelled Cancelled
11/1/17 Sol ah Yongmin
11/8/17 -None- GC
11/15/17 Seleipiri -None-
11/22/17 Cancelled Cancelled
11/29/17 Farhan Dhaval
12/6/17 Robin Nan
12/13/17 Kathleen Dan
12/20/17 Fangyuan Guillaume
12/27/17 Cancelled Cancelled
1/3/18 Shivesh Weipeng
1/10/18 Alex Emily
1/17/18 GC Tel
1/24/18 Dhaval Sol ah
1/31/18 Nan Kim
2/7/18 Dan Stephanie