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Welcome to SMALL@SUNYBuffalo

Sensors & MicroActuators Learning Lab (SMALLab)

Lab Director: Kwang W. Oh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo


Up Coming Events
 



  January 2014
  • New Member: Mr. Phil Schneider (Senior, EE, UB 2014) 
  September 2013
  • New Project: A new developmental MRI project titled "Development of an Instrument for Quantitative Characterization of Behavior of Magnetic Particles and Magnetically-Labeled Biomaterials in Emerging Applications," was funded from NSF (09/2013 - 08/2016).
  • New Member: Mr. Domin Koh (Ph.D. student; B.S. in EE at SUNY-Buffalo in 2013), Ms. Nikhila Nyayapathi (Ph.D. student),  Ms. Deekshitha Jetta (M.S. student), Ms. Mariana Vanderlei Brasil Pinheiro (Junior, international exchange student from Brasil) 
  June 2013
  • Conference: Ph.D student Linfeng Xu and Prof. Oh have attended Nanotech 2013 Micro & Nano Fluidics to present two oral talks (05/13-14/2013). Prof. Oh has co-chaired the symposium section of Micro & Nano Fluidics and invited two talks: Dr. Vamsee Pamula (Advanced Liquid Logic Inc) and Prof. Tony Huang (Penn State).
  • New Members: Three senior students from Brazil under the auspices of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program of the Brazilian Government are joined SMALLab as SHIP summer intern during Summer 2013.
  March 2013
  • Visited Member: Mr. Christopher Steven (Ph.D., international excahnge student from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) visited SMALLab.
  February 2013
  January 2013
  • Ph.D Defense: Congratulations to Dr. Rajagopal Panchapakesan (PhD, EE, UB, 2012; MS, ME, UB 2007; BS, ME, Anna University, India, 2005). He has succeefully defended his Ph.D. thesis dissertation on 01/09/2013. Also congratulate Dr. Panchapakesan for having a position at Advanced Liquid Logic Inc, Research Triagle Park, NC.
  September 2012
  • INVITED TALK: Prof. Kwang W. Oh has been invited to talk about his research ("Active and passive manipulation of microdroplets in droplet-based microfluidics platform") at University of Toronto, Canada, September 27, 2012.
  • PAPER: Namhyun Choi, Kang Sun Lee, Dong Woo Lim, Eun Kyu Lee, Soo-Ik Chang, Kwang W. Oh* and Jaebum Choo*, "Simultaneous detection of duplex DNA oligonucleotides using a SERS-based micro-network gradient chip," Lab Chip, DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40890B, 2012 (featured on the back cover of Lab Chip journal) [Link]

  • Research from Prof. Kwang W. Oh Featured in Lab on a Chip's 2012 Emerging Investigators Themed Issue
    • Prof. Kwang W. Oh has been promoted and featured in Lab on a Chip's 2012 Emerging Investigators Themed Issue, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). "...This newest cohort of Emerging Investigators is, in a word, a group of "control freaks": controlling fluids, controlling forces, controlling fields..." (from Editorial: Mission impossible to mission control, DOI: 10.1039/c2lc90099h) [Link].
    • Cover Page: 21 emerging investigators' work have been featured on the cover of Lab on a chip, including Prof. Oh's work (see the image in the left top corner) [Link].

    • Profile: Emerging investigators contributors 2012, DOI: 10.1039/c2lc90102a [Link].



    • PAPER: Linfeng Xu, Hun Lee, Rajagopal Panchapakesan, and Kwang W. Oh*, "Fusion and sorting of two parallel trains of droplets by using a railroad-like channel network and guiding tracks," Special Issue on Emerging Investigators 2012, Lab Chip, 12, 3936-3942, DOI:10.1039/C2LC40456G, 2012 [Link] [Movie 1] [Movie 2] [Movie 3] [Animation GIF] [Supporting Info].
  June 2012
  • Co-chair: Prof. Kwang W. Oh has served as a section chair in the symposium, Micro & Nano Fluidics, NanoTech 2012, Santa Clara, California, June 18-21, 2012 [Link].
  • INVITED TALK: Prof. Kwang W. Oh has been invited to talk about his research ("Droplet-based Microfluidics") in the symposium section of Micro & Nano Fluidics
    at the Bio Nanotech Conference and Expo 2012, June 18-21, 2012 to be held at Santa Clara, California
    [Link].
  • PAPER: Moonkwon Lee, Kang Sun Lee, Ki Hyung Kim, Kwang W. Oh*, Jaebum Choo*, "SERS-based immunoassay using a gold array-embedded gradient optofluidic chip," Special Issue on Optofluidics, Lab Chip, DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40353F, 2012 (invited paper) [Link]

  May 2012
  • Our recent article, "A new fabrication process for uniform SU-8 thick photoresist structures by simultaneously removing edge bead and air bubbles," in Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM), Vol 21, pp125006 (2011), has been downloaded more than 500 times so far (IF: 2.281) [Link]

    To put this into context, across all IOP (Institute of Physics) journals only 3% of articles were accessed over 500 times this year (2012).

  April 2012
  • AWARD: Professional Development Award 2012 from New York State/United University Professions
  • PAPER:  Hun Lee, Linfeng Xu, Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee and Kwang W. Oh*, "Continuous-flow in-droplet magnetic particle separation in a droplet-based microfluidic platform," Special Issue: Magnetic-Based Microfluidics in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (2012) DOI 10.1007/s10404-012-0978-7 (Impact Factor: 3.507) [Link]
  March 2012
  • PAPER:  Kangsun Lee, Choong Kim, Jae Young Yang, Hun Lee, Byungwook Ahn, Linfeng Xu, Ji Yoon Kang, and Kwang W. Oh*, "Gravity-oriented microfluidic device for uniform and massive cell spheroid formation," Biomicrofluidics 6, 014114 (2012); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3687409 (7 pages) (Impact Factor: 3.896) [Link] [Movie 1]
  February 2012
  • Two papers were listed as one of top ten most accessed articles in December 2011 in Lab on a Chip (http://blogs.rsc.org/lc/2012/02/20/top-ten-most-accessed-articles-in-december-2/).
    • Kwang W. Oh*, Kangsun Lee, Byungwook Ahn, Edward P. Furlani, "Critical Review: Design of pressure-driven microfluidic networks using electric circuit analogy," Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 515-545 (Impact Factor: 6.3)  [Link]
    • Jing Xu, Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee, Hun Lee, Rajagopal Panchapakesan, Linfeng Xu, and Kwang W. Oh*, "Droplet-based microfluidic device for multiple-droplet clustering," Lab Chip, 2012, DOI:10.1039/C2LC20883K (Impact Factor: 6.3)  [Link] [Movie S1], [Movie S2], [Movie S3]
  January 2012
  • Course Offering: EE 203 Electric Circuit 2 in Spring 2012
  • PAPER: Kwang W. Oh*, Kangsun Lee, Byungwook Ahn, Edward P. Furlani, "Critical Review: Design of pressure-driven microfluidic networks using electric circuit analogy," Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 515-545 (Impact Factor: 6.3)  [Link]
    • This paper is listed as one of "the most downloaded articles for the last 30 days (updated daily)" since12/22/2011 until 1/30/2012 [Link].
    • This article provides a comprehensive overview of the physics of pressure-driven laminar flow, the formal analogy between electric and hydraulic circuits, applications of circuit theory to microfluidic network-based devices, recent development and applications of concentration- and flow-dependent microfluidic networks, and promising future applications.


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