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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip & Microfluidics World Congress 2017

Tingrui Pan's Biography

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

Prof. Tingrui Pan is currently a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis and a Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 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, nanomaterials/biofabrication, mobile and personalized medicine. Prof. Pan has been known for inventing a novel category of mechanical sensors – Flexible IonTronic Sensors (FITS) – with the highest reported device sensitivity, the largest SNR, and the fastest response time, utilizing a unique ionic-electronic (iontronic) interface, all essential to dynamic wearable environments. Its latest applications have been extended from non-invasive health monitoring to new human-machine interfaces. He has also pioneered in the Microfluidic Impact Printing technology, utilizing a modular plug-and-play microfluidic cartridge and an expandable printer head. It offers a highly flexible droplet generation platform for an array of promising biomedical applications, including digital PCR and digital pipetting. His group has also created the world-first bio-inspired microfluidic clothing for perspiration management. His translational activities leads to formation of five high-tech startup companies and more than 10 of his inventions have been commercially licensed. Prof. Pan has authored over 100 refereed journal and conference publications, received more than $8 million federal and private research funding, and held 20 US patents/patent applications. He currently serves on the editorial board of Annals of Biomedical Engineering and co-chairs the US Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies. He was a recipient of NSF CAREER Award and Xerox Foundation Award, and a co-recipient of NSF EFRI Award. In 2009, He founded an UC Davis international education initiative – Global Research Experience in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) Program. During 2013-2016, Dr. Pan directed the UC Davis Center for Nano and Micro Manufacturing (CNM²). He received the Outstanding Engineering Junior Career Faculty Award and the Outstanding Service Award from UC Davis.

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Digital Droplet Generation: From Digital PCR to Digital Pipetting

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 at 14:30

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Digital droplet generation enabled by microfluidic impact printing has been recently introduced, benefiting from the nature of simple device architecture, digital metering, low cost, non-contamination, scalable multiplexability and high throughput.  In this talk, we will review this novel microfluidic-based droplet generation platform, utilizing modular microfluidic cartridges and expandable combinatorial printing capacity controlled by plug-and-play multiplexed actuators.  Such a customizable microfluidic printing system allows for ultrafine control of the droplet volume from picoliters (~10pL) to nanoliters (~100nL), 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.  Importantly, we will discuss the recent exciting developments of the microfluidic droplet generation into an array of emerging biomedical applications, including digital PCR and digital pipetting.

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