Optical Microarray Biosensor

Combing optical nano-resonators with stimuli-responsive hydrogel thin films offers a promising solution towards multimodal detections of analytes. The optical signal from the microscale array can accurately determine the temperature, pH, gas, and target cells.

 Optical Microarray Biosensor Diagram

Impedance based MRSA Biosensor

MRSA is a highly infectious bacteria with potentially life-threatening consequences. Current MRSA detection methods are slow and expensive. An impedance based biosensor is designed to achieve quick an effective MRSA detection by immobilizing PBP-2A antibody on gold electrodes.

  • MRSA biosensor schematic; (b) Process flow to fabricate the device

 Impedance based MRSA Biosensor Diagram

Sports injury prevention

How Industry 4.0 Advancements in Wearable Technology Can Save ACLs

 Sports Injury Mechanical Design

Novel Design of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Prevention Brace.

2014 BMES Annual Conference Undergraduate Extended Abstract Award

 Sports Injury Mechanical Design Diagram

  

LTU Faculty and Facilities

 Hao Jiang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Active research projects include miniaturized aerosol particle sensor for health monitoring, multimodal optical microsensor arrays for in vitro sensing, scanning projection optical tomographic oximetry. Past research experience includes biomedical sensors, nano-optics, nanofabrication, computational electromagnetics.

 Yawen Li, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Active research projects include biocompatibility evaluation of nanocarbon materials and hot spring mineral water, ligament tissue engineering and bioprinting, and microfluidic biosensors. Past research experience includes drug delivery microchips, liver tissue engineering, tendon and cardiac tissue engineering.

 Eric G. Meyer PhD, Director of Wearable Technology Innovation Center

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Eric G. Meyer is a leader in LTU’s efforts to train entrepreneur-minded engineers. He is director of the university’s new Wearable Technology Innovation Center where students are involved in projects exploring the next generation of devices that incorporate technology such as sensors and wearables to acquire data on various aspects of an individual’s life, especially health and fitness. 

John Peponis

Project Engineer/Senior Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering

Active research projects include decellularized spinach leaves and bioprinting.

 Microfabrication Laboratory

The 330 ft2 Class 1000 Cleanroom in the Marburger STEM Center is equipped with two fume hoods, a wet station, an OAI 200 mask aligner, and a Laurell WS-650MZ-23NPPB spin coater.

 BioMEMS Laboratory

The BioMEMS Laboratory adjoins the Microfabrication Laboratory. Major equipment includes Plasma Etch PE100 plasma etcher, a convection oven, an Nikon SMZ 645T microscope

 Bioinstrumentation Laboratory

The Bioinstrumentation Laboratory provides students hands-on experience in instrumentation to properly interpret and utilize measurements from living systems.