Following are some highlights and facts and figures regarding recent faculty and student research.
BILL LU, M.D., Ph.D.
Bioengineering Associate Professor
Developing a novel engineering strategy to produce safer and more powerful nano-medicine that can provide new solutions to the treatment of the most difficult to treat human diseases, such as cancers, viral infection, Alzheimer's and genetic disorders.
MS Students: Mai Do, Daniel Levin
Collaborators: UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley
National Institute of Health, Medical Sciences
ON SHUN PAK, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor
Developing artificial microscopic swimmers that can move like microorganisms such as bacteria and sperm cells for medical applications, including drug delivery and microsurgery.
PhD Student: Kexin Zheng
MS Students: Ke Qin, Brandon van Gogh
UG Students: Noah Lordi, Shreyes Nallan
Collaborators: California Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
National Science Foundation
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-20 RESEARCH FUNDING - TOTAL: $3,353,461:
These students were paid researchers during the summer and fall, helping advance a faculty mentor's research. More here.
Exploring the relative roles of polymer–nanoparticle and polymer-polymer interactions on the mechanical properties of the interpenetrating polymer network hydrogel nanocomposites.
Survey recent developments in attacks on lightweight hardware security primitives, including Physical Unclonable Functions and True Random Number Generators.
Exploring the feasibility of thread-based electrochemical mechanisms for free radical detection using 3-D printed microneedles for wound healing applications.
Steven Reimer Developing an advanced marine sensing system that collects environmental data throughout a water column and then uses local information to adaptively determine when to execute high-cost physical sampling operations.
Establishing rigorous physical bounds on aspects of lightmatter interaction in nanophotonic systems to inform and direct work in inverse design.
Developing stealth exosomes for the next generation of nano-medicine.