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SELECTBIO Conferences 3D-Printing in Life Sciences Conference

Tingrui Pan's Biography

Tingrui Pan, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California-Davis

Prof. Tingrui Pan is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis. Leading the Micro-Nano Innovations (MiNI) Group, his research interests span a wide range of topics in bioengineering, including flexible sensing/wearable technologies, microfluidics/lab-on-a-chip, biomanufacturing/nanofabrication, mobile and personalized medicine. Prof. Pan has been known for inventing a new category of force/pressure sensors, known as Flexible IonTronic Sensors (FITS), with the highest reported pressure-to-capacitance sensitivity and the largest signal-to-noise ratio, utilizing an elastic electronic double layer interface, both highly essential to dynamic wearable environments. The medical applications have been extended to non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, body gesture and motion tracking, as well as pressure feedbacks on medical instruments. Prof. Pan has authored over 100 refereed publications, received more than $20 million federal and private research funding, and held more than 20 US patents/patent applications. His translational activities leads to formation of five high-tech startup companies and more than 10 of his co-inventions have been successfully licensed. Prof. Pan is the founding Director of UC Davis Global Research and Education in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) Program, a university flagship outreach program, which recruits and trains elite undergraduate students from all over the world in cutting-edge technology fields at UC Davis. He is an elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

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Universal Microfluidic Acoustic Printing (UMAP) for Life Science Research

Wednesday, 8 July 2015 at 18:00

Add to Calendar ▼2015-07-08 18:00:002015-07-08 19:00:00Europe/LondonUniversal Microfluidic Acoustic Printing (UMAP) for Life Science

Microfluidic acoustic printing has been recently introduced, utilizing its nature of simple device architecture, low cost, non-contamination, scalable multiplexability and high throughput. In this talk, we will introduce this novel impact-based droplet printing platform utilizing a simple plug-and-play microfluidic cartridge driven by cantilever piezoelectric actuators.  Such a customizable printing system allows for ultrafine control of the droplet volume from picoliters (~10nL) to nanoliters (~100pL), a 10,000 fold variation. The high flexibility of droplet manipulations can be simply achieved by controlling the magnitude of actuation (e.g., driving voltage) and the waveform shape of actuation pulses, in addition to nozzle size restrictions. Detailed printing characterizations on these parameters have been conducted consecutively. A multichannel impact printing system has been prototyped and demonstrated to provide the functions of single-droplet jetting and droplet multiplexing as well as concentration gradient generation. Moreover, several biological assays have been implemented and validated on this flexible printing platform. Therefore, the microfluidic acoustic printing system could be of potential value to establishing multiplexed micro droplet reactors for high-throughput life science applications.

Add to Calendar ▼2015-07-08 00:00:002015-07-09 00:00:00Europe/London3D-Printing in Life Sciences