Principal Investigator

Dr. Jiandi Wan

Assistant Professor
Microsystems Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, NY, 14623

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Center for Translational Neuromedicine
University of Rochester
Medical Center (URMC)


Office: 17-2159 (RIT)                             1.9639 (URMC)

Phone: 585-475-7726 (RIT)
           585-273-4681 (URMC)

PhD., Boston University
Postdoctoral, Harvard University
Research Associate, Princeton University

Welcome to the WAN Research Group

The broad objective of our research is to explore dynamic processes spanning from complex fluids, cellular activities, to chemical reactions. Microfluidics together with state-of-art nanotechnology provides controlled transport and interfacial behavior at small scales, and therefore offers a wealth of ways to harness multiphase processes. Our group thus takes microfluidics and nanotechnology as the main technical approaches to investigate emerging challenges in cellular biomechanics,  microvascular engineering, emulsions and functional materials that find wide applications in the field of biomedical engineering and renewable energy. Our mission is to advance our understanding of fundamental scientific questions and develop novel technologies, devices, and materials to improve biomedical therapeutics and clean energy production.

Select Publications

  1.  Wei, H., Kang, H., Rasheed, I-Y., Luo, N., Zhou, S., Wang, Y., Richardson, K., Palmer, A., Xu, C.,       Wan, J., Nedergaard, M. (2016) Erythrocytes are oxygen-sensing regulators of the cerebral microcirculation. Neuron, 91, 851-862. 
  2. Fan, R., Emery, T., Zhang, Y., Xia, Y., Sun, J., Wan, J. (2016) Effect of circulatory shear flow on the viability and proliferation of circulating colon cancer cells.  Sci. Rep. 6, 27073.
  3.  Lu, T., Fan, R., Delgadillo, L., Wan, J. (2016) Stabilization of carbon dioxide (CO2) bubbles in micrometer-diameter aqueous droplets and the formation of hollow microparticles. Lab On Chip. 16, 1587-1592. (Featured as cover article).
  4. Cinar, E., Zhou S., DeCourcey, J., Wang, Y., Waugh, R.E., Wan, J. (2015) Piezo1 regulates mechanotransductive release of ATP from human red blood cells. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 112, 11783-11788.
  5. Fan, R., Sun, Y., Wan, J. (2015) Leaf-inspired artificial microvascular networks (LIAMN) for 3D cell culture. RSC Advances. 5, 90596-9060
  6. Forsyth A. M., Wan, J., Owrutsky, P.D., Abkarian, M., and Stone, H. A. (2011) A multiscale approach to link red blood cell dynamics, shear viscosity, and ATP release. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA, 108, 10986-10991.
  7. Wan, J., Forsyth, A. M., and Stone, H. A. (2011) Red blood cell dynamics: from cell deformation to adenosine-5'-triphosphate release. Integr. Biol. 3, 972-981.
  8. Wan, J., Ristenpart, W. D., and Stone, H. A. (2008) Dynamics of shear-induced ATP release from red blood cells. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 105, 16432-16437.
  9. Wan, J., and Stone, H. A. (2010) Microfluidic generation of a high volume fraction of bubbles in droplets. Soft Matter. 6, 4677-4680. Cover Story.
  10. Wan, J., Bick, A., Sullivan, M., and Stone, H. A. (2008) Controllable microfluidic production of microbubbles in water-in-oil emulsions and the formation of porous microparticles. Adv. Mater. 20, 3314-3318.
  11. Vullev, V. I., Wan, J., Heinrich, V., Landsman, P., Bower, P. E., Xia, B.,  Millare, B., and Jones II, G. (2006) Nonlithographic fabrication of microfluidic devices. J. Am. Chem.  Soc. 128, 16062-16072

Bubbles in droplet

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