Bio

Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 3051 ERF

Lab Location: 1014 ERF

Lab Website: The Microfluidics Laboratory

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, 2010

MPhil.,Columbia University, New York, 2010

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, 2006

B.S. Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2005

Elected, member of Global Young Academy (honors outstanding early-career scientists from around the world, 4-year term, membership caps at 200), 2013

Member, Global Young Academy (GYA), 2013-2017

Tony B. Academic Travel Award, Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (recognizes up-and-coming researchers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in laboratory science and technology), 2012

DARPA Young Faculty Award, Department of Defense (identifies and engages rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions, 39 awardees nationwide), 2011

New Faces of Engineering Award, National Engineers Week (highlights the exciting and often unique work of young engineers and the resulting impact on society, 43 new faces nationwide), 2011

Best Poster Award, honorable mention, ASME Micro & Nano Technology Poster Forum, 2010

Member, American Physical Society (APS), 2010-present

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2008-present

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2008-present

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2008-present

Member, The Scientific Research Society (Sigma Xi), 2008-present

Chinese Government Award (honors outstanding Chinese students studying abroad, worldwide and across all fields, 200 awardees), 2009 Inducted, full member of Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society, 2008

Best papers of the year, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2008

Microfluidics

Lab-on-a-chip

Micro/nano transport phenomena and bio-sensors

Micro interfacial sciences

Creating revolutionary micro/nanofluidic systems to address pressing problems involving health, energy and environment