Biomedical Micro/Nano Device Lab at Texas Tech University focuses on developing transnational biomedical platforms for lab automation, chemical and biomolecule detection, and biomimetic tissue engineering by using micro- and nanosystems. For lab automation, an universal fluid processor using a microvalve array enables the automation of the basic fluidic operations such as metering, mixing, washing, and reacting to achieve totally automated assays. For the biomarker detection, we have been developed the carbon nanotube (CNT) biosensor for pathogen detection, automated microfluidic immunoassay platform by combinding the complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS)-based biosensor for rapid and portable diagnostics. In addtion, we conducted several tissue engineering and biomechanics research projects such as measuring mechanical properties of trabecular bone, developing finite element models of bone biomechanics, as well as determining osteogenic response of osteoblast cell within 3-D scaffolds. With all of these experineces, we are developing transformative platforms enable lab automation, biodetection, and biomimicry.
* BMND Lab at TTU is hiring postdoctal scholars and graduate students to work on developing electrochemical and impedence biosensors and integrated capillary zone electrophoresis systems. Please send a coverletter and CV to Dr. Kim.