Biomedical Micro/Nano Device Lab at Texas Tech University focuses on developing transnational biomedical platforms for lab automation, point-of-care diagnostics and biomimetic tissue engineering by using microfuidic and biosensing technqiues. By using microvalve and pumps system, an universal fluid processor 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. We also 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.
* CNT-based DNA sensor paper is published in Sensors and Actuator:B (IF: 3.54).
* Autonomous Mars Organic Analyzer paper is published in Analytical Chemistry (IF: 5.86).
* Collaborative works with UC Santa Cruz were presented in CLEO 2013Title: Hybrid Optofluidic Device for Fluidic Particle Manipulation and Detection.
* Dr. Kim received "Best Professor Award" from Pi Tau Sigma.
* Microfluidic application for drug development and screening paper is published in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews (IF: 12.89).
* A portable electrochemical sensing for screening cardiac biomarkers paper is published in Sensors and Actuators: B (IF: 3.54).
*One oral and two posters will be presented in MicroTAS 2014. Congrats to BMND members!
* Joohyung will present his work in BMES 2014 at San Antonio. Congrats to Joohyung and Collaborators!
We are looking for talented researchers to join our team. Please contact Dr.Kim for postdoc, research scientist and graduate student openings.