Micro/Nano Device Lab at Texas Tech University are focused on the
development of transnational biomedical platform for lab
automation, the analysis of various biomolecues detection and tissue
engineering by using various microfuidic and biosensing technqiues.
To achieve the laboratory automation, programmable microfluidic platform was developed for down-stream biomolcule detection. By using microvalve and pumps system, automated DNA/RNA extraction system was implemented for genetic analysis. Furthermore, by creating 2-Dimensional microvalve array, the universal fluid processor enables the automation of the basic fluidic operations such as metering, mixing, washing, and reacting to achieve totally automated assays. For biomolecule detection, we have been developed to carbon nanotube (CNT)-based nano-biosensors for pathogen detection, automated microfluidic immunoassay platform by combinding complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) based biosensors for rapid and portable diagnostics.
We also conducted several tissue engineering and biomechanics research projects such as measuring mechanical properties of trabecular bone, developing finite element models of bone biomechanics, as well as determining osteogenic response of osteoblast cell within 3-D scaffolds.
Collaborative works with the University of Utah was accepted to publish in Sensors and Actuator:B.
Collaborative works with UC Berkeley (Autonomous Mars Organic Analyzer) was published in Analytical Chemistry.
Collaborative works with UC Santa Cruz will be presented in CLEO 2013. Title: Hybrid Optofluidic Device for Fluidic Particle Manipulation and Detection.
We are looking for talented researchers to join our team. Please contact Dr.Kim for postdoc and graduate student openings.