Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering, University of Nevada Reno
which acquires information regarding a physiological change or the presence
of various chemical or biological species, is a concurrent research area.
In this area, researchers have been looking for bio-detection
technologies with the desired features:
sensitivity, high spatial resolution, high specificity or targeting, high reliability, real-time and continuous monitoring
with controlled drug release to achievie precision medicine,
long stability or circulation time,
environmental and human safety, portability (in
vitro) or implantability (in vivo), low power, low cost, or others.
These features would bring
huge impacts on agriculture, industry, medicine, environment, healthcare,
and are also
challenging many aspects of the bio-detection technologies (e.g., molecular recognition, and signal transduction).
Positively, the recent progress in biochemistry, biophysics,
materials science, micro/nano science and technology, photonics and so on
are providing a strong impellent to the evolution or revolution of this
Current Lab Research Foci:
New chemical/physical properties of materials and their applications in bio-detection
Engineered composite biomaterials for disease diagnosis and theraphy
Integrated sensory systems using bioMEMS technologies
Development, evaluation, and application of biosensors for environmental analysis, food safety, medicine, etc.