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Welcome to SMALL@SUNYBuffalo

Sensors & MicroActuators Learning Laboratory

Kwang W. Oh, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering
& Biomedical Engineering
University at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo)



October 2017


September 2017


August 2017
  • Invited Talk:  Prof. Oh has visited Prof. Bendong Liu’s laboratory at Beijing University of Technology during the last week of August, 2017. Prof. Liu is currently a chair in Department of Mechanical Design and Theory at College of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Electronics Technology, Beijing University of Technology, China. He was a visiting scholar in Prof. Oh’s SMALL (Sensors and MicroActuators Learning Lab) laboratory at UB for one year from January 2015 to January 2016. 


July 2017
  • Accepted Abstracts:  Two abstracts have been selected for presentation in MicroTAS 2017, Savannah, Georgia, USA.


May 2017



April 2017


  • New Paper Publication: Hun Lee, Domin Koh, Linfeng Xu, Sindhu Row, Stelios T. Andreadis and Kwang W. Oh, "A Simple Method for Fabrication of Microstructures Using a PDMS Stamp", Micromachines 2016, 7, 173; doi:10.3390/mi7100173 (IF: 1.833).

JUNE 2016
MAY 2016
  • Co-Chair:  Prof. Oh has co-chaired a Symposium: Micro, Nano & Bio Fluidics on NanoTech 2016, Washington, DC, May 22 -25, 2016.
  • MS Defense: Congratulations to Ms. Emily Oakley (MS, EE, UB, 2016; BS, Biomedical Eng., The George Washington University, 2013).  She has successfully defended her MS thesis dissertation (Surface markers for image-guided interstitial photodynamic therapy) on 05/05/2016. She will continue her doctoral study in Photodynamic Therapy Center, UB/RPCI.
APRIL 2016
  • MS Defense: Congratulations to Mr. Phil Schneider (MS, EE, UB, 2016; BS, EE, UB, 2014).  He has successfully defended his MS thesis dissertation (A feasibility study of an acoustic test phantom arm ) on 04/28/2016. He will continue his doctoral study in our SMALL lab.
  • Editorial Board Member: Professor Oh is assigned as Editorial Borad Member of American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Science Publications (ISSN: 1941-7020)
  • MicroTAS 2015: Deekshitha Jetta, Hun Lee, Nikhila Nyayapathi and Kwang W. Oh, "VACUUM-ASSISTED, PHASEGUIDE-ASSISTED BLOOD TYPING DEVICE FOR POINT-OF-CARE(POC) DIAGNOSTICS", MicroTAS 2015, Oct 25 - 29, 2015, Gyeongju, Korea.

  • New Paper Publication: Linfeng Xu, Hun Lee, Deekshitha Jetta and Kwang W Oh, "Critical Review: Vacuum-driven power-free microfluidics utilizing the gas solubility or permeability of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)", Lab Chip, 2015; DOI: 10.1039/C5LC00716J (IF: 6115).

JULY 2015
  • New Grant: Prof. Oh has a new grant from QUALCOMM. This grant will be used to support Prof. Oh's blood vessel phantom microfluidic device research.
  • Accepted Abstracts:  One poster presentation will be presented in MicroTAS 2015, Gyeongju , S. Korea.

JUNE 2015
  • Track Chair: Prof. Oh has organized and chaired a Track: BioSensor, NanoTechnology, BioMEMS on 2015 World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, Candanda, June 7 -12, 2015.
  • Co-Chair:  Prof. Oh has co-chaired a Symposium: Micro, Nano & Bio Fluidics on NanoTech 2015, Washington, DC, June 14 -17, 2015.
  • Oral Presentations:
    • Hun Lee, Domin Koh, and Kwang W. Oh, "A simple method for fabrication of microarrays and microfluidic device using PDMS stamp", Proc. in Nanotech 2015, Washington DC, June 14 - 17 (oral presentation)
    • Wilfrido D. Mojica, Kwang W. Oh, Xiaozheng Xue and Edward Furlani, "Microfluidics for multiplexing of core needle biopsies", Proc. in Nanotech 2015, Washington DC, June 14 - 17 (oral presentation)
    • Linfeng Xu and Kwang W. Oh, "On-chip blood plasma separation using vacuum-assisted micropumping for point-of-care application", 2015 World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, Canada, June 7 - 12, 2015 (invited talk)
  • New Member:  Mr. Brett Bosinski (Freshmen, Ee, UB, 2018)

MAY 2015
MARCH 2015
  • New Grant: SPPS (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) Seed Grant Support Program, UB, 04/2015 - 03/2016;  PI: Dr. Juliane Nguyen (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Co-PI: Dr. Kwang W. Oh (Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering)
  • Ph.D Defense: Congratulations to Dr. Hun Lee (PhD, EE, UB, 2015; MS, EE, Dankook University, 2009; BS, EE, Dankook University, 2007). He has succeefully defended his Ph.D. thesis dissertation on 03/10/2015. He will join the R&D division in SK Hynix in Korea. 
  • New Member:  Dr. Bendong Liu  (Visiting Scholar, College of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Electronics Technology,
    Beijing University of Technology,China)


  • New Member:  Mr. Evan Breloff  (PhD student; BS, EE, UB, 2013)

  • Ph.D Defense: Congratulations to Dr. Linfeng Xu (PhD, EE, UB, 2014; MS, EE, UB 2011; BS, Informatics and Control Engineering, Shanghai University of Electric Power, 2009). He has succeefully defended his Ph.D. thesis dissertation on 12/22/2014.

  • Oral Presentation/CBMS Student/Young Researcher Grant at MicroTAS 2014:  Mr. Linfeng Xu did an excellent job at MicroTAS 2014 conference. He proudly presented his work in front of an audience of more than 500+ people in a huge hall. Also Mr. Linfeng Xu has been selected to receive the prestigious CBMS Student/Young Researcher Grant for travel support, on a competitive basis, for attending the 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2014, San Antonio, Texas, Oct 26-30, 2014) from the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS).

  • Invited Talk:  Hun Lee, Linfeng Xu, and Kwang W. Oh, A journey of trains of droplets in droplet-based microfluidic devices, Proceedings of The 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC 2014), August 26-30, 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA.Chicago, USA, pp. 778 - 781, 2014

JUNE 2014
  • New Project:  Cell-cell adhesion and stem cell fate commitment, funded from NSF (06/2014 - 05/2017)

  • Accepted Abstracts:  One oral presentation and one poster will be presented in MicroTAS 2014.

  • Invited Talks:  Prof. Kwang W. Oh delivered 15 invited talks at major universities and research institutes in South Korea in May and June 2014. His presentation consisted of brief introduction of UB programs to students who might have an interest in studying abroad, and the research activities at his Sensors and MicroActuators Learning Lab (SMALL). An example of the title of his talk was “A journey of trains of droplets in droplet-based microfluidic devices”. Through this visit to his home country, he expects to bring more attention to potential students and collaborators.

    The institutions that he visited include
    • Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology at Seoul National University in Suwon
    • Applied Chemistry department at Kyunghee University in Suwon
    • Bio and Brain Engineering department at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon
    • Biomedical Engineering department at Chung-Ang University in Seoul
    • Biomedical Information Technology Convergence Center in Gumi
    • Bionano Engineering department at Hanyang University in Ansan
    • Center for BioMicrosystems at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in Seoul
    • Chemical Engineering department at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POST) in Pohang
    • Electrical Engineering department at Kwangwoon University in Seoul
    • Energy Science department at Sungkyunkwan University in Suwon
    • Healthcare Business Division at SK Telecom in Seoul
    • Mechanical Engineering department at Chonbuk National University in Jeonju
    • Mechanical Engineering department at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Ulsan
    • Polymer Nanoengineering department at Chonbuk National University in Jeonju
    • Samsung Bioepis in Songdo.

MAY 2014
  • Oral Talk:  Hun Lee, Sindhu Row, Linfeng Xu, Stelios T. Andreadis, and Kwang W. Oh, A simple and robust fabrication of microwell array by PDMS on a glass substrate for cell-to-cell adhesion, Proc. in NSTI - NanoTech 2014, Vol. 2, pp. 145-148, 2014


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