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SMALL Announcement (2016 - 2006)
  OCTOBER 2016
  • 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).


  AUGUST 2016
  • Featured Student: Mr. Brett Bosinski's interview is featured on UB EE website. He said that "Engineering is about making things work, and I needed to find the major that was going to work for me. I chose Electrical Engineering because I wanted a better understanding of how modern technology works in order to be able to develop new technologies that will help shape society for a better future." [Link]
  JUNE 2016
  • Guest Editor:  Prof. Oh is serving as Guest Editor of a Special Issue of The journal Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X), entitled "Biomedical Microfluidic Devices" (IF: 1.295) [Link]
  • New Grant: Prof. Oh has a new grant from NSF I/UCRC: CITeR (Center for Identification Technology Research). This grant will be used to support Prof. Oh's Microfluidic 3D Capillary Network Test Phantom research. [Link]
  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.
  JANUARY 2016
  • Editorial Board Member: Professor Oh is assigned as Editorial Borad Member of American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Science Publications (ISSN: 1941-7020)
  OCTOBER 2015
  • 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.

  AUGUST 2015
  • 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. [Link]
  • 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
  • New Paper:   Wilfrido D. Mojica, Kwang W. Oh, Hun Lee, Edward Furlani, and Amy M. Sands, "Maximizing derivable information from cytologic specimens for pathologic and molecular diagnostics," Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology, 4, 141-147, 2015, doi:10.1016/j.jasc.2015.01.007 [Link].
  • MS Defense: Congratulations to Ms. Deekshitha Jett (MS, EE, UB, 2015; BS, Electronics & Communication Eng, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, 2012). She has successfully defended her MS thesis dissertation (Vacuum-assisted and Phaseguide-assited blood typing device for point-of-care diagnostics) on 05/19/2015.

  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)

  JANUARY 2015
  • Editorial Board Member: Prof. Oh serves as Editorial Board Member of Biomedical Engineering Letters, Springer (ISSN: 2093-9868 for print version, ISSN: 2093-985X for electronic version) (2015 - current)
  • New Course:  Prof. Oh teaches EE 526 "Wearable and Implantable Sensors" in Spring 2015 for graduate students, which is a first-time offered. The enrollment for this course is about 50 graduate students. See a syllabus of EE 526 [Link]


  • New Paper:  Linfeng Xu, Hun Lee, Mariana Vanderlei Brasil Pinheiro, Phil Schneider, Deekshitha Jetta and Kwang W. Oh, "Phaseguide-assisted blood separation microfluidic device for point-of-care applications," Biomicrofluidics 9, 014106 (2015); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4906458 (IF: 3.771) [Link]

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

DECEMBER 2014
  • 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.

NOVEMBER 2014
  • Track Chair: Prof. Oh is organizing a Track: BioSensor, NanoTechnology, BioMEMS on 2015 World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, Candanda, June 7 -12, 2015 [Link].

  • Editorial Board Member: Prof. Oh is a founding member of the Honorary Editorial Board of a new open access journal, Advanced Health Care Technologies, Dove Medical Press [Link].

  OCTOBER 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).



  SEPTEMBER 2014
  • New Paper:  Hun Lee, Linfeng Xu, Domin Koh, Nikhila Nyayapathi and Kwang W. Oh, "Various on-chip sensors with microfluidics for biological applications," Sensors, 14, 17008-17036; doi:10.3390/s140917008, 2014 (This article belongs to the Special Issue: On-Chip Sensors) (IF: 2.048) [Link]

  • New Member:  Mr. Phil Schneider (MS student; BS, EE, UB, 2014), Mr. Anyang Wang (PhD students; MS, EE, Tohoku University, Japan, 2014), Mr. Beom Jin Oh (Undergraduate, EE, UB, 2015)

  AUGUST 2014
  • 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

  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
  • Visiting Student: Mr. Christopher Steven (Ph.D., international visiting student from Prof. Duncan Graham’s lab, Pure and Applied Chemistry University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) visited SMALLab during Spring 2013.
  February 2013
  • Paper: K.P. Bhat, K.W. Oh; D.C. Hopkins,"Feasibility of a MEMS Sensor for Gas Detection in HV Oil-Insulated Transformer,"  IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 49, 316 - 321, 2013 [Link]. 
  • New Members: Mr. Christopher Adams (senior student), Mr. Danilo Sulino Silveira Pinto (senior, international excahnge student from Brazil), Mr. Rahul Prakash K Moodbidri (graduate student)
  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]

  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]

  • One paper was listed as one of top ten most accessed articles in January 2012 in Lab on a Chip (http://blogs.rsc.org/lc/2012/03/06/top-ten-most-accessed-articles-in-january/).
    • 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]
  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.


  December 2011
  • PAPER: 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]
    • This paper was listed as one of the most downloaded articles for the last 30 days since 12/23/2011 until 01/14/2012 [Link].
    • It has been highlighted on the LOC blog: Hot articles on bubble removal, microfluidic wound-healing assays, multiplexed screening and more [Link].

  • 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 250 times so far within 1.5 month (from 11/03/2011 to 12/20/2011) (IF: 2.281) [Link]
    • To put this into context, across all IOP (Institute of Physics) journals only 10% of articles were accessed over 250 times this quarter (4th quarter of 2011).

  November 2011
  October 2011
  • PAPER: Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee, Hun Lee, Rajagopal Panchapakesan, Linfeng Xu, Jing Xu and Kwang W. Oh, "Guiding, distribution, and storage of trains of shape-dependent droplets," Lab Chip, DOI: 10.1039/c1lc20729f, 2011 (Impact Factor: 6.3) [Link], [Movie S1], [Movie S2], [Movie S3]


  • CONFERENCE: SMALLab presented one oral and four poster presentations in MicroTAS 2011, Seattle, WA, USA (10/02/2011 - 10/06/2011).

  • PROCEEDING: Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee, Rajagopal Panchapakesan, Hun Lee, and Kwang W. Oh, Guiding and distribution of a train of droplets employing side flows and guiding tracks, Proc. in MicroTAS 2011, pp. 674 – 676 (accept rate: 6.8% for oral presentation)
  • PROCEEDING: Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee, Hun Lee, Rajagopal Panchapakesan, and Kwang W. Oh, Droplet synchronization of two parallel trains of droplets using a ladder-like channel network, Proc. in MicroTAS 2011, pp. 1639 – 1641 (accept rate: 44%)
  • PROCEEDING: Hun Lee, Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee, and Kwang W. Oh, Continuous-flow in-droplet magnetic particle separation in a droplet-based microfluidic platform, Proc. in MicroTAS 2011, pp. 948 – 950 (accept rate: 44%)
  • PROCEEDING: Jing Xu, Byungwook Ahn, Hun Lee, Kangsun Lee, Rajagopal Panchapakesan, Linfeng Xu, and Kwang W. Oh, Droplet-based microfluidic devices for multiple-droplet trapping, storing, and clustering employing guiding tracks and forward/backward flows, Proc. in MicroTAS 2011, pp. 257 – 259 (accept rate: 44%)
  • PROCEEDING: Kangsun Lee, Choong Kim, Byungwook Ahn, Hun Lee, Rajagopal Panchapakesan, Linfeng Xu, Jing Xu, Ji Yoon Kang, and Kwang W. Oh, Single-layer microfluidic network-based combinatorial dilution for a standard Simplex-Lattice combinatorial design, Proc. in MicroTAS 2011, 939 – 941 (accept rate: 44%)
  September 2011
  • Course Offering: EE 428/528 BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-chip (Fall 2011)
  • New Student: Ms. Deepika Kalra joined our SMALLab as a master student.
  • New Student: Ms. Ailin Lin joined our SMALLab as a SHIP-Undergraduate Intern.
  August 2011
  • Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Congratulations to Dr. Kangsun Lee. He has successfully defended his Ph.D thesis dissertation on 08/17/2011. Also congratulate Dr. Lee for having a R&D position at LG Electronics Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea. 
  • Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Congratulations to Dr. Byungwook Ahn. He has successfully defended his Ph.D thesis dissertation on 08/15/2011. Also congratulate Dr. Ahn for having a post-doc position at Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology.
  July 2011
  • MS Thesis Defense: Mr. Jing Xu has successfully presented his MS thesis on 07/28/2011. He will continue to study at UB for his doctoral study.
  • SELECTED for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science &Technology (VJNano) and Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research (VJbio): "On-demand electrostatic droplet charging and sorting," published in Biomicrofluidics 5, 024113 (2011), has been selected for the July 4, 2011 issue of VJnano.
  • ACCEPTED for MicroTAS 2011 CONFERENCE: 1 oral presentation and 4 posters will be presented in MicroTAS 2011, Seattle, Oct. 2-6, 2011.
  June 2011
  • PAPER: Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee, Rajagopal Panchapakesan, and Kwang W. Oh, "On-demand electrostatic droplet charging and sorting," Biomicrofluidics, 5, paper 024113, 2011 (Impact Factor: 3.9) [Link].
  May 2011
  • MS Thesis Defense: Mr. Linfeng Xu has successfully presented his MS thesis on 05/26/2011. He will continue to be SMALL member for his doctoral study.
  • News Article: "EE's Oh researches droplet manipulation," pp. 23, "NYSTAR Center for Advanced Technology: Adding Value for Regional Economy," pp. 25, Buffalo Engineer, Spring 2011, UB. [Link]
  February 2011
  • PAPER: K. Lee, C. Kim, Y. Kim, B. Ahn, R. Panchapakesan, J. Bang, J. Kim, Y. K. Yoon, J. Y. Kang, and K. W. Oh, "Microfluidic concentration-on-demand combinatorial dilutions," Microfluid Nanofluid, 11, pp. 75-86, 2011 (Impact Factor: 3.5) [Link]
  January 2011
  • PAPER: C. Kim, K.S. Lee, J.H. Bang, Y.E. Kim, M.-C. Kim, K.W. Oh, S.H. Lee and J.Y. Kang, "3-dimensional cell culture for on-chip differentiation of stem cells in embryoid body," Lab Chip,  11, pp. 874-882, 2011 (Impact Factor: 6.3) [Link], [Movie 1], [Movie 2], [Movie 3].
  • PAPER: C. Kim, S. Chung, Y.E. Kim, K.S. Lee, S.H. Lee, K.W. Oh, and J.Y. Kang, "Generation of core-shell microcapsules with three-dimensional focusing device for efficient formation of cell spheroid," Lab Chip, 11, pp. 246-252 (Impact Factor: 6.3) [Link].
  • New Student: Mr. Miguel Gadea and Mr. Seongeun Jin joined SMALL lab as undergraduate students.
  • Course Offering: EE 203 Electric Circuit 2 in Spring 2011
  • Course Offering: UE141T: BRINGING PHYSICS & ENGINEERING TO LIFE" in Spring 2011 (DISCOVERY SEMINAR COURSE)
    • Instructors: Professors Markelz (Physics, UB), Oh (Electrical Eng, UB), and Snell (Structural Biology, HWI)
    • Highlights: You will see how biology is studied from three very different view points: Prof. Markelz is a physicist and she is looking for fundamental physical properties using optics, Prof. Oh is an electrical engineer who designs and fabricates microfluidic systems for manipulation of biological samples and Prof. Snell is a structural biologist who is studying the relationship between the structure of proteins and what they do and how to prevent bad things from happening.
  October 2010
  • STUDENT AWARD: Byungwook Ahn received the Mark Diamond Research (MDRF) Award for his Ph.D. research from Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UB.
  August 2010
  • New Student: Mr. Hun Lee joined SMALL lab as a Ph.D. student.
  • Course Offering: Prof. Oh offers EE 428/528 BioMEMS & Lab-on-a-chip in Fall 2010.
  June 2010
  • MS Thesis Defense: Preethi Gopalan has successfully presented her MS thesis work on 06/28/2010.
  • CONFERENCE PAPER ACCEPTED: Our SMALL group will present our research in MicroTAS 2010 conference, Groningen, The Netherlands, 10/03/10-10/07/10.
    • "Gravity-oriented Microfluidic Device for Cell Spheroid Formation"
    • "Microfluidic Network-based Combinatorial Dilution Device with an Initial Concentration Controller"
    • "Robust On-demand Electrostatic Droplet Charging and Sorting in a Droplet-based Microfluidic Device"
  • STUDENT AWARD: Rajagopal Panchapakesan received the Mark Diamond Research (MDRF) Award for his Ph.D. research from Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UB.
  May 2010
  • AWARD: Professional Development Award 2010, New York State/United University Professions
  • GRANT AWARD:Droplet-based Microfluidic Separation Technology for High-throughput Magnetic Bead-based Immunoassays, Single PI, NSF, 05/2010 - 04/2013
  February 2010
  • GRANT AWARD: NSF #0959989: MRI-R^2: Development of STIM and DATS for Protein and Nanosystem Characterization, PI: Andrea Markelz, Co-PIs: John Cerne, Edward Snell, Kwang Oh, 02/2010 - 01/2013
  • AWARD: Research Initiatives Travel Fund Program, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UB (for ASME IMECE 2009)
  • CALL FOR A PAPER
    • Prof. Kwang W. Oh is co-organizing a topic of "Energy and Power in Micro and Nano Systems" in Micro and NanoSystems, ASME IMECE (International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition), Vancouber, Canada, November 12 - 18, 2010.
    • The objective of this symposium is to advance the state of the art in Microsystems and technologies for energy conversion, storage, and management.
    • Original manuscripts are solicited in the following topics:
      • Micro and nano technology for energy conversion
      • Micro and nanotechnology for energy storage
      • Micro and nano technology for energy management
      • Applications of energy harvesting devices
    • Analytical, computational, and experimental approaches using micro/nano- devices, or technology for energy conversion/harvest, storage, and management are all welcome. Examples of the devices include fuel cells, micro heat engine, piezoelectric, thermo-acoustics, thermo-electric, photovoltaic cells, nanostructured materials, biologically inspired approaches, streaming potential, etc. Devices for fuel-reforming, fuel storage, and energy management with the integration to micro/nano device/technology are also of interest.
    • This is the overall publication schedule for IMECE. For specific details and questions regarding the flexibility of some of these dates, please contact the appropriate volunteer Organizer.
      • Submission of Abstract: March 15, 2010
      • Author Notification of Abstract Acceptance: March 29, 2010
      • Submission of Full-Length Draft Paper for Review: May 31, 2010
      • Author Paper Review Acceptance or Revision Notification to Author: July 19, 2010
      • Submission of Revised Draft Paper: August 6, 2010
      • Submission of Final Paper: August 19, 2010
  January 2010
  • Editorial Committee, Prof. Oh continues to serve as international editor for a Journal, Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials (Trans. Electr. Electron. Mater.: TEEM), published by the Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers (KIEEME) since 01/2009
  • Top 20 (10th) Most Downloaded Articles in Biomicrofluidics (January 2010): "Concurrent droplet charging and sorting by electrostatic actuation," Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee, Romain Louge, and Kwang W. Oh, Biomicrofluidics 3, 044102 (2009)
  • CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: One paper was presented in MEMS 2010.
  • SMALL TALK:"Sample Delivery: Microfluidics," IDEX Day on campus, SEAS, University at Buffalo, 01/21/2010.
  • NEW SMALL MEMBERS:Mr. Linfeng Xu (M.S.) and Mr. Jing Xu have joined in our SMALL lab.
  December 2009
  • Top 20 (6th) Most Downloaded Articles in Biomicrofluidics (December 2009): "Concurrent droplet charging and sorting by electrostatic actuation," Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee, Romain Louge, and Kwang W. Oh, Biomicrofluidics 3, 044102 (2009)
  • PAPER: Kangsun Lee, Choong Kim, Byungwook Ahn, Ji Yoon Kang, and Kwang W. Oh, "Hydrodynamically Focused Particle Filtration Using An Island Structure," Biochip Journal, 3, 275 – 280, 2009.
  November 2009
  • Top 20 (5th) Most Downloaded Articles in Biomicrofluidics (November 2009): "Concurrent droplet charging and sorting by electrostatic actuation," Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee, Romain Louge, and Kwang W. Oh, Biomicrofluidics 3, 044102 (2009)
  • AWARD: Research Initiatives Travel Fund Program, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UB (for MicroTAS 2009)
  • INVITED TALK: "Microfluidic Circuits, Devices, and Applications," Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea, 11/06/2009.
  • INVITED TALK: "Microfluidic Systems and Droplet-Based Microfluidics," Physics Department, Chonbuk National University, Korea, 11/05/2009.
  • CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: 3 papers were presented in MicroTAS 2009.
  • CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: 2 papers were presented in ASME - IMECE 2009.
  October 2009
  • Top 20 (11th) Most Downloaded Articles in Biomicrofluidics (November 2009): Concurrent droplet charging and sorting by electrostatic actuation
    Byungwook Ahn, Kangsun Lee, Romain Louge, and Kwang W. Oh, Biomicrofluidics 3, 044102 (2009)
  • PAPER: "Concurrent droplet charging and sorting by electrostatic actuation," B. Ahn, et al., Biomicrofluidics, 3, 044102, 2009. The impact factor of Biomicofluidics journal is 2.3. [Link]
  • CONFERENCE PAPER ACCEPTED: "Fabrication of multiple height microstructures using UV lithography on timed-development-and-thermal-reflowed photoresist" by JK Kim, K. Lee, H. Jee, K. W. Oh, and YK Yoon will be presented in MEMS 2010, Hongkong.
  September 2009
  • SMALL lab moved into a new room 318A in Bonner Hall.
  • INVITED TALK: "BioMEMS and droplet-based microfluidics", EE, SUNY at Buffalo, 09/25/2009.
  • PAPER ACCEPTED: "Microfluidic network based combinatorial dilution device for high throughput screening and optimization", K. Lee, et al., Microfluid. Nanofluid., accepted, 2009. The impact factor of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics journal is 3.3. [Link]
  • NEW SMALL MEMBER: Mr. Nicholis Geile (M.S.) has joined in our SMALL lab.
  August 2009
  • BOOK CHAPTER: "Chapter 10: Cyclic Olefin Copolymer (COC) Polymer Molding for LOC" in LAB ON A CHIP TECHNOLOGIES: Volume 1, pp. 139-159, ISBN: 978-1-904455-46-2, Caister Academic Press, Norfolk, UK, 2009 [Link].
  June 2009
  • AWARD: Professional Development Award 2009, New York State/United University Professions
  • CONFERENCE PAPER ACCEPTED: Our SMALL group will present our research in MicroTAS 2009 conference, Jeju, Korea, 11/01/09-11/05/09
    • "2-layer based microfluidic dilution generator for drug screening"
    • "Microfluidic network based combinatorial device for high throughput screening an optimization"
    • "Microfabrication of rounded channel and waveguide integrated microlens using timed development and thermal reflow process"
  • CONFERENCE PAPER ACCEPTED: Our SMALL group will present our research in ASME IMECE 2009 (International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition) conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 11/13/09-11/19/09
    • "Hydrodynamic focusing based particle filtration using an island structure with built-in valves"
    • "Streaming potential measurement in live plants for energy harvesting applications"
  May 2009
  • CO-ORGANIZER/SECTION CHAIR: "Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine," the 2nd annual Integrated Nanostructured Systems (INS) Workshop, Center for the Arts, The University at Buffalo, May 2009.
  April 2009
  • GRANT AWARD: "Development of Combinatorial Microfluidic Devices for Stem Cell Applications." KIST.
  • CONFERENCE PAPER: "Double layer based micro fluidic dilution generator for drug screening" by K. Lee, et al., Proc. in MMB 2009, the Fifth International Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, Québec City, Canada, April 1-3, 2009, pp. 92-93 (2009).
  February 2009
  • CO-ORGANIZER/SECTION CHAIR: "Energy and Power in Micro and Nano Systems" in Micro and NanoSystems, ASME IMECE (International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition), Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 13 - 19, 2009.
  • CO-ORGANIZER/SECTION CHAIR: "Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine," the 2nd annual Integrated Nanostructured Systems (INS) Workshop, Center for the Arts, The University at Buffalo, May 2009.
  January 2009
  • PAPER: "Generalized serial dilution module for monotonic and arbitrary microfluidic gradient generators" by K. Lee, et al., Lab Chip, 9, 709-717, 2009 (DOI:10.1039/B813582G).The impact factor of Lab on a Chip journal is 6.5.
  • Prof. Kwang W. Oh has been included in Marquis Who's Who in America 2009 Edition.
  [Call for a paper]

Prof. Kwang W. Oh is co-organizing a topic of "Energy and Power in Micro and Nano Systems" in Micro and NanoSystems, ASME IMECE (International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition), Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 13 - 19, 2009.

The objective of this symposium is to advance the state of the art in Microsystems and technologies for energy conversion, storage, and management.

LIST OF TOPICAL AREAS
Original manuscripts are solicited in the following topics:
- Micro and nano technology for energy conversion
- Micro and nano technology for energy storage
- Micro and nano technology for energy management
- Applications of energy harvesting devices

Analytical, computational, and experimental approaches using micro/nano- devices, or technology for energy conversion/harvest, storage, and management are all welcome. Examples of the devices include fuel cells, micro heat engine, piezoelectric, thermo-acoustics, thermo-electric, photovoltaic cells, nanostructured materials, biologically inspired approaches, streaming potential, etc. Devices for fuel-reforming, fuel storage, and energy management with the integration to micro/nano device/technology are also of interest.

Prospective authors should submit a 400-word abstract via the web tool at the Congress 2009 website.

SPONSORING DIVISIONS and TECHNICAL COMMITTEES
Microelectromechanical Systems Division, Design Division, Micro and Nano Systems Technical Committee; (02/2009)
  A journal paper "Generalized Serial Dilution Module For Monotonic and Arbitrary Microfluidic Gradient Generators" by Kangsun Lee, Choong Kim, Byungwook Ahn, Rajagopal Panchapakesan, Anthony R. Full, Ledum Nordee, Ji Yoon Kang and Kwang W. Oh (Lab Chip, DOI:10.1039/B813582G) was accepted to Lab on a Chip journal, a peer-reviewed scientific journal which publishes original research and review articles on any aspect of miniaturization at the micro and nano scale. The impact factor of Lab Chip is 5.821 (12/2008)
  We presented our research in MicroTAS 2008 (San Diego, 10/12/08-10/16/08) conference: "Fast, robust and simultaneous sorting with droplet generation by synchronized high switching frequency of electrostatic actuation." Accept rate for MicroTAS 2008 was 59% (06/2008).
  We presented our research in ASME-IMECE Microfluidics 2008 (Boston, 10/31/08-11/06/08)) conference: "Simultaneous Water Droplet Formation and Sorting Using an Electric Field." (06/2008)
  Prof. Kwang W. Oh has been included in Marquis Who's Who in America 2009 Edition (06/2008).
  Prof. Kwang W. Oh has received a fund through TCIE (The Center for Industrial Effectiveness at UB) and New Scale Technologies, Inc (NY): "Design of a Micropump using Piezoelectric Motors".
  Prof. Kwang W. Oh has received an NSF fund: "SGER: Development of MEMS Based Microfluidic Devices for Biological Target Detection and Sorting", ECCS-0736501.
  Prof. Kwang W. Oh has recently contributed to a new book by writing a chapter Magnetic Actuation: Comprehensive Microsystems - Pioneering Developments in MEMS Technologies, 3-Volume Set (2100 pages, internationally-recognized experts, clear and extensive cross-referencing, full-color photographs & diagrams) / ISBN:978-0-444-52194-1(published September 2007)
  1st Annual Integrated Nanostructured Systems Workshop, Multifunctional Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, May 18-19, 2007, Center for the Arts, The University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, New York, USA
  Kwang W. Oh and Chong H. Ahn, "A review of microvalve," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 16, pp. R13–R39, 2006




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