News

[2018-08-20] Welcome two new members to join us. Reza Nouri (Ph.D. student) and Erica Murphy (Schreyer Scholar).

[2018-08-16] Dr. Guan gave a seminar at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC).

[2018-08-12] Swasti Mehra wins CERI for Fall 2018, congratulations to Swasti!

[2018-05-19] Our work on fourplex nucleic acid testing device published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

[2018-04-20] Gihoon Passed his comprehensive Exam. Congratulations.

[2018-03-13] CTSI Pilot grant program helps advance research, promote collaboration.


[2017-12-08] Tianyi Liu wins CERI for Spring 2018, congratulations to Tianyi!

[2017-11-06] Weihua attended NIH-IEEE 2017 Special Topics Conference on Healthcare Innovations and
Point of Care Technologies, NIH Bethesda Campus

[2017-10-23] Gihoon and Weihua attended MicroTAS2017.

[2017-10-20] Our lab was awarded a seed fund from Materials Matter at the Human Level.

[2017-08-04] Theodore Prince was selected to participate in the competitive College of Engineering Research Initiative (CERI) program for Fall 2017, congratulations to Theodore!

[2017-07-17] Dr. Guan is featured in a video interview by Penn State College of Engineering.

[2017-07-08] Xiaonan’s paper on high-throughput and label-free microfluidics deformability sensor was accepted to Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Congratulations.

[2017-05-02] Grateful to the National Science Foundation for a grant on nanofluidics work.

[2017-03-16] A book chapter in ‘Biosensors and Biodetection‘ by Dr. Guan is available online. This is  Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series.

[2017-02-08] Gihoon passed the EE Ph.D. Entrance to Candidacy, Congratulations!

[2017-02-07] Work on Malaria POCT was highlighted on the Lab on a Chip blog.

[2017-01-23] Group Members (Gihoon, Xiaonan, Daniel, and Weihua attended IEEE MEMS 2017 Conference.


[2016-11-01] Gihoon and Daniel’s paper was featured on the back cover of Journal Lab on a Chip. Congratulations!

[2016-09-28] Our group’s first two journal papers are accepted this past week. Gihoon and Daniel’s paper accepted to Lab on a Chip. Zhuofa’s paper accepted to Sensors. Congratulations!

[2016-08-20] Gihoon’s paper accepted to IEEE‐NIH 2016 Special Topics Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point‐of‐Care Technologies (HI-POCT’16).

[2016-08-07] We welcome Theodore Prince (Computer Engineering Junior) to join the lab for developing smartphone interface of our point-of-care molecular diagnostic system.

[2016-06-29] Dr. Guan presented two research talks in Biodefense World Summit held from June 28-29, 2016. Session ‘Tools and technologies at the point-of-care’ and Session ‘Sample Prep Technologies’.

[2016-03-25] Our group is featured in the headline of Penn State News. Electrical engineers create device to diagnose patients more quickly.

[2016-02-25] We welcome Daniel Song (Senior BME undergraduate) to join the lab for research.

[2016-02-29] We are one of the three ENGINE grants this year. ENGINE grants provide funding for engineering faculty entrepreneurs.

[2016-02-19] Welcome to Dr. Xiaonan Yang for one-year research visiting.


[2015-11-24] Our group wins a Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Pilot Project Funding.

[2015-08-24] Welcome to John DiDonato and Jeff Miller from Schreyer Honors College joining the lab to perform honor thesis research.

[2015-08-17] Gihoon Choi and Zhuofa Chen join the lab. Welcome!

[2015-08-10] Paper on droplet microfluidics for single molecule counting accepted to Scientific Reports.

[2015-06-25] Paper wins Transducer 2015 Outstanding Paper Award Finalist.

[2015-06-23] Paper on charge inversion on nanofluidics published in Nano Letters.

[2015-06-01] Kristina Ly receives Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Award for summer 2015. Congratulations Kristina!

[2015-06-01] We welcome Kristina Ly and Parker Reusch to join the lab for summer research.

[2015-02-22] Lab space in 221 Electrical Engineering West is ready to move in.

[2015-01-11] Research group website is up and running.


[2014-03-20] Ion age transport: Developing devices beyond electronics, our review article featured in Nanotechweb by Anna Demming.

[2013-03-31] Nanochannels: Yale Engineers Design the First Functional Artificial Ion Channel. Yale Scientific Magazine.

[2013-03-13] ‘Field Effect Ionics in Nanochannels’ won the Best Oral Paper in Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics & Optoelectronics.

[2013-01-22] Engineers fabricate ion channels for commercial use. YaleDailyNews Newspaper by Marek Ramilo.

[2013-01-11] Yale Engineers Create Microelectronic Device that Mimics Functions of Real Cells. YaleNEWS by Eric Gershon.

[2012-04-24] New concept for fast, low-cost DNA sequencing device. ScienceDaily.

[2012-03-09] Guan awarded the prestigious 2011 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.

[2011-12-20] International Students Win New HHMI Fellowships. Featured in Yale Graduate School of Art and Sciences Newsletter on winning prestigious HHMI fellowship.

[2011-11-09] Work on the Field-effect reconfigurable nanofluidic ionic diodes is covered in YaleNEWS by Eric Gershon, in YaleDailyNews by Mariana Lopez-Rosas and in Brazilian Technological Innovation.

[2011-11-04] Engineers merge ideas from biology and electronics to create new device. Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

[2011-08-10] Technology development: Electric Traps Can Hold Particles, Opening Up Sequencing Possibility. Genome Technology Magazine.

[2011-08-01] A ‘lab-on-a-chip’: the future of personalized diagnosis. Personalized Medicine.

[2011-08-01] Could Paul’s trap unlock the potentials of personalized medicine? Bioanalysis Magazine.

[2011-06-10] Weihua was awarded a HHMI International Student Research Fellowship. See also media coverage: HHMIScienceNature.

[2011-05-23] Particle trap paves way for personalized medicine:
Science Daily
Yale news release
KentuckyDoc Magazine
R&D Magazine

[2011-04-21] Rediscovered trapping mechanism favors smaller particles, work on AC electrophoretic (ACEP) phenomena is featured in Nanotechweb