Mehenur Sarwar

PhD Candidate, since 01/2015

My goal is to develop point of care testing devices to monitor chronic illnesses in underserved populations. I am using mainly optical techniqes such as, absorbance, fluorescence and Braggs diffraction to design my sensors. Additionally, I am building a smart phone adapter and handheld reader to collect and analyze signals from the designed sensor.


Maedeh Mozneb

PhD Candidate, since 08/2015

My research interest focuses on developing different types of sensors for multiple readouts from cardiac tissue i an Organ on chip system. In developing a good enough platform for organ on chip devices for applications such as drug testing, monitoring the health of micro organ within good margins is highly critical. In terms of cardiac tissue, cell’s contractility, action potential propagation, respiration and metabolic factors provide the most important keypoints to monitor.
We have 3 active projects associated with this research:
1. Exploring new non-invasive options for monitoring cells’ contractility.
2. Developing novel nanosensors for real time monitoring of tissue’s respiration
3. 3D microfabricated MEMS based devices for an all-in one system for monitoring cardiac tissues health (metabolic, contraction and respiration).


Lin Tong

PhD, since 08/2018

My research interest focuses on developing POCT nanozyme integrated universal microfluidic platform for multiple cardiac biomarkers detection, especially for underserved population under NSF PATHS-UP ERC.


Pablo Rodriguez

undergraduate, since 08/2014

Research:  My research interest focuses on oxygen sensor, and sweat collection device.


Dennis Ramos Trinidad

undergraduate, since 08/2017

Research:  My research focus consists in the implementation of interdisciplinary studies for the purpose of tissue regeneration, organ-on-a-chip, nuclear medicine through nanoparticles studies and the fabrication of microfluidic devices for cell culture techniques.