Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

His research focuses on development of lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic systems with integrated electrical components that enables unique biological experiments at high-throughput and high accuracy that can then be readily adoptable by the broad bio/medical scientific community. He has laid the groundwork for microphysiological systems that mimics in vivo physiological responses in vitro. These microsystems are accelerating research and development in the area of developmental neurobiology (Brain-on-a-Chip), and infectious disease. He has also developed several high-throughput single-cell assay microfluidic systems especially those involved in infectious disease and involved in microbial biofuel generation.

Personal Profile

Research Interest

  • Microphysiological Systems for Neuroscience Applications (Brain-on-a-Chip)
  • Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics
  • Microbes as Biorefinery for Bioenergy
  • Biosensors
  • High-throughput Screening Platform
  • Micro/Nano Fabrication

 

Research Experience

  • Neuron co-culture microsystems for in vitro CNS axon/glia interaction and myelination study
  • Microfluidic cell culture platform for quantitative axon growth analysis and CNS axon regeneration
  • Neurotoxicity screening microsystems for CNS
  • Neural progenitor/stem cell aggregate culture microsystem for in vitro CNS myelination
  • Micropatterning and multielectrode array for neural application
  • Microchip for chemotaxis application
  • Droplet microfluidic-based high-throughput screening microsystem
  • PDMS micro-patch clamping device for retina cells
  • Acoustophoresis-based separation system for disease detection/diagnosis
  • PCR microchip for portable disease diagnosis and pathogen detection
  • Microfluidic cryo-cooling system for surface MRI device
  • Polymer nanochannel fabrication

Teaching Experience

• BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-Chip: 2016 – Present
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
• Biosensors: 2015 – Present
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
• Introduction to MEMS: 2015 – Present
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
• Electrical circuit theory (ELEN 214) – Fall 2006, Spring 2007
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
Chief teaching assistant: Electrical circuit lab.
• Biosensors Lab. (ELEN 489/689) – Fall 2011
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
Teaching assistant / Design project supervisor
• Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) – Summer 2013
College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
Supervisor, Project: Microfluidic Transfection of Fungi Cells
Honors and Awards
• 1st Place, Texas A&M Institute of Neuroscience Symposium Poster Competition (Apr. 2014).
• Texas A&M University, Faculty of Neuroscience Travel Award (Nov. 2011)
• Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, MicroTAS 2011 Travel Grant (Oct. 2011)
• Texas A&M University, Graduate student Research and Presentation Grant (Nov. 2008)
• Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, MicroTAS 2008 Travel Grant (Oct. 2008)

Education

 
Ph.D.  Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA (2005 – 2011)
  Dissertation:  Microsystems for in vitro CNS Neuron Study
Advisor:  Prof. Arum Han
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
Director, NanoBio Systems Laboratory (http://biomems.tamu.edu)
Co-advisor:  Prof. Jianrong Li
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University
B.S.  Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (1997 – 2004)

Professional Experience

 
2016 – Present   Assistant Professor (P.I.), Department of Biomedical Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
2015 – Present   Assistant Professor (P.I.), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
2015 – Present   Faculty member, Neural and Cognitive Sciences Research Center
Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
2012 – 2014   Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience, Supervisor:  Prof. Arum Han
2006 – 2011  Research Assistant / Teaching Assistant
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University
   Advisor:  Prof. Arum Han

Research

* Microphysiological Systems for Neuroscience Applications (Brain-on-a-Chip)

* Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics

* Microbes as Biorefinery for Bioenergy

* Biosensors

* High-throughput Screening Platform

* Micro/Nano Fabrication


Teaching

• BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-Chip: 2016 – Present

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

• Introduction to MEMS: 2015 – Present

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

• Biosensors: 2015 – 2018

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

• Electrical circuit theory (ELEN 214) – Fall 2006, Spring 2007

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University

Chief teaching assistant: Electrical circuit lab.

• Biosensors Lab. (ELEN 489/689) – Fall 2011

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University

Teaching assistant / Design project supervisor


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His research focuses on development of lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic systems with integrated electrical components that enables unique biological experiments at high-throughput and high accuracy that can then be readily adoptable by the broad bio/medical scientific community. He has laid the groundwork for microphysiological systems that mimics in vivo physiological responses in vitro. These microsystems are accelerating research and development in the area of developmental neurobiology (Brain-on-a-Chip), and infectious disease. He has also developed several high-throughput single-cell assay microfluidic systems especially those involved in infectious disease and involved in microbial biofuel generation.

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Office Phone

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Email

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