Please visit the above links to have a more detailed look at our research projects. Below is a list of Centers that we are leading or affiliated with.
NSF STC EBICS at MIT/GT/UIUC - Emergent Behavior of Integrated Cellular Systems
NSF CiiT (I/UCRC) at UIUC - Center for Innovative Instrumentation Technology
NSF NSEC at OSU - Center for Affordable Nanoengineering for Polymeric Micro and Nanodevices
Our vision in integrating biology and medicine with micro and nanotechnology can be categorized into two broad areas, namely how micro/nano-fabrication can help solve problems in life sciences (such as diagnostics, therapeutics, and tissue engineering), and how we can learn more from life science to solve important problems in micro/nano-science and engineering (such as bio-inspired self-assembly, etc.). This is schematically shown below.
Thrust areas of research in our group:
- Field Effect Transistor Biosensing
- - Detection of Viable Pathogens Using Label-Free Electrical Detection of Nucleic Acid Amplification
- - Improving the sensitivity of field effect biosensors through electronic desalting
- - Biosensing on large-scale field-effect transistor array
- Solid State Nanopores
- - Stacked Graphene Nanopores to control DNA transport
- - Detection and Quantification of DNA Methylation
- - Concentration and analysis of circulating DNA
- Point-of-care microfluidic diagnostics systems
- - Quantification of Viral Load Using Liposome Encapsulation for HIV Detection
- - Impedance-based Complete Blood Count on Microfluidic Devices
- Resonant mass sensors for cellular analysis
- - Characterization of single cell mass response
- 3D biofabrication
- - Design and fabrication of 3D printed biobots
- - 3D Microfabrication of Biological Machines
Click on a link above for more in-depth description of the thrust areas and specific projects associated with them.