MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), lab on chips and nano-scale science and engineering have attracted much attention in the whole engineering arena and are undergoing rapid development. They give promises to new kinds of sensors and actuators in microsystems and hold great promise in biomedical applications.

Our research interest includes micro/nano sensors and actuators, biological MEMS (BioMEMS) and optical MEMS (or Micro Opto Electro Mechanical Systems - MOEMS), microfluidics, lab on chips, smart materials and micro- and nanostructures, stimuli-responsive polymers, nano-scale surface engineering and solar energy harvesting and storage.

My research draws expertise from many different fields of physical science, life science, engineering and medicine, including electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, food microbiology & toxicology, and different medical fields such as endoscopy, laparoscopy and ophthalmology. See the list of my current collaborators. As I am always looking out for collaboration opportunities for exciting interdisciplinary research, this list keeps expanding.

Below are some areas that we have been working on.

1. MEMS and microfluidics fabrication and processing techniques

    2. Biological and chemical microsensors

    3. Microfluidics and lab on chips

    4. Optical MEMS for biomedical imaging

    5. Smart materials and structures at micro- and nano-scale, including stimuli-responsive polymers and nano-scale eningeering of surfaces

6. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics

7. Solar energy harvesting and storage