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 ligament tissue engineering and bioprinting. Past research experience includes drug delivery microchips, liver tissue engineering and retrovirus production on chip.

 Eric G. Meyer PhD, Director Experimental Biomechanics Lab

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research interests combine in vivo testing of human and animal subjects with cadaver and surrogate in vitro models and computer simulations to understand normal health, acute injury and degenerative mechanisms. Collaborates with clinicians and the medical device industry to develop preventative and regenerative treatments for bone and soft tissue damage and disease.

 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.