Innovate Photonics and Microfluidics for Biomedical Applications
01/01 Congratulation to our postdoc Leo Liu who will start his academic career as an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
04/21 Prof. Chiou is elected to Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry
4/13 Congratulation to Yu-Chun Kung! His paper on "A High Throughput Electrorotation Flow Cytometer for Single-Cell Analysis in Continuous Flows" receives the CM HO Best Paper Award in Micro/Nano Fluidics in the IEEE NEMS 2017 conference.
12/24 Prof. Chiou is elected to the College of Fellows at the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
11/18 Prof. Chiou gives an invited talk on "Delivery of Ultra Large Sized Cargo into Mammalian Cells" in the ADVANCES IN CELL ENGINEERING, IMAGING AND SCREENING conference in Leuven, Belgium
11/2 Three papers from our group are accepted for presentation in IEEE MEMS 2017
8/30 The latest issue of PNAS has a two-page story about the development history of our photothermal nanoblade technology. Thanks Esther Landhuis, the science writier, for such a nice story.
6/7 News in Brief: “Mitochondrial Transfer” Nature Medicine, 2016 June 7; 22(6): 574-575
5/19 Research Highlights: “‘Nanoblade’ Slips Organelle into Cells” Nature, 2016 May 19; 533: 295
5/10 Our research on Mitochondrial Transfer by Photothermal Nanoblade Restores Metabolite Profile in Mammalian Cells was highlighted by Cell Press: Performing cellular surgery with a laser-powered nanoblade
5/10 Our research on Mitochondrial Transfer by Photothermal Nanoblade Restores Metabolite Profile in Mammalian Cells was highlighted by UCLA Newsroom: UCLA-led team develops new method to study mitochondrial DNA diseases
3/18 BLAST Platform was selected as 2016 JALA TEN technologies.
3/4 Our paper "Self-Locking Optoelectronic Tweezers for Single-Cell and Microparticle Manipulation across a Large Area in High Conductivity Media" describing a way to overcome a major technical barrier of OET for manipulating single cells in regular physiological buffers was published on Scientific Reports (Nature Publish Group).
12/30 BLAST is highlighted in the TECHNOLOGY FEATURE: Cell biology: delivering tough cargo into cells on Nature Methods. http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/v13/n1/full/nmeth.3693.html
07/29 Congratulation to Fan Xiao. Her paper " Gold Nanoparticle Embedded PDMS Micropillar Array for Large Area Cell Force Sensing" won the best paper award in the Optofluidics 2015 conference.
06/01 Photonics.com highlight our research work on " Massively Parallel Large Cargo Delivery into Mammalian Cells with Light Pulses". "Lasers Inject 'Cargo' into Cells at High Speed"
05/28 Congratulation to Yu-Chun Kung. He receives the Dissertation Fellowship.
05/27 Congratulation to Yi-Chien Wu! He receives the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department PhD Award for his outstanding phd research works.
04/18 Our research on " Massively Parallel Large Cargo Delivery into Mammalian Cells with Light Pulses" was reported by World Journal (世界日報）.
04/17 Our research on " Massively Parallel Large Cargo Delivery into Mammalian Cells with Light Pulses" was highlighted on the LASD website.
04/07 Our research on " Massively Parallel Large Cargo Delivery into Mammalian Cells with Light Pulses" was highlighted by UCLA.
04/07 Our research on " Massively Parallel Large Cargo Delivery into Mammalian Cells with Light Pulses" was published on Nature Methods. Congratulation to Yi-Chien! http://www.nature.com/nmeth/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nmeth.3357.html
03/04 Welcome two new postdocs Dr. Tinyi (Leo) Liu and Dr. Tuhin Santra to join our lab
02/13 Yu-Chun's paper "Fabrication of 3D High Aspect Ratio PDMS Microfluidic Networks with A Hybrid Stamp" is accepted by Lab on a Chip - Feb 13 2015
01/31 Prof. Chiou receives UCLA MAE Teaching Award
09/22 Welcome new PhD students: Xiongfeng Zhu, Chen-Wei Yang.
09/18 Prof. Chiou gives an invited talk in the Select Biosciences Exosomes/Single Cell Analysis Conferences, San Diego
08/01 Welcome new visiting scholar Prof. Hyuk-Kee Sung
07/25 Prof. Chiou gives an invited talk in National Taiwan University, Taiwan, July 25 2014. (Title: Ultrahigh Speed Optofluidics for Single Cell Manipulation and Analysis)
07/23 Prof. Chiou gives an invited talk in National Hsinhua University, Taiwan, July 23 2014. (Title: Ultrahigh Speed Optofluidics for Single Cell Manipulation and Analysis)
03/01 Welcome new visiting scholar Dr. Elaine Ming-Yu Lin
02/27 Prof. Chiou gives an invited talk in The International Workshop on the Fabrication and Application of Microstructured Optical Devices, Yokohama, Japan
02/15 Yue Chen's work on Inertia 3D PLACS won the best poster competition in UCLA Tech Forum
Yue Chen's paper titled "3D pulsed laser-triggered high-speed microfluidic fluorescence-activated cell sorter" is selected as the front cover paper of Analyst, Dec 2013
Kuo-Wei Huang joins Intel, Dec 1 2013.
Kuo-Wei Huang's paper titled "Optoelectronic tweezers integrated with lensfree holographic microscopy for wide-field interactive cell and particle manipulation on a chip" is selected as the front cover of Lab on a Chip (2013)
Sung Yong Park joins National University of Singapore as an assistant professor, April 2013
Kuo-Wei Huang won the BEST PAPER AWARD in the IEEE Nanomedicine 2012 conference
Professor Chiou give an invited talk on High Throughput Pulse Laser Activated Cell Sorter (PLACS) in IEEE Nanomedicine 2012 conference in Thailand, Oct 2012
Yu-Jui Fan received the travel grant from Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS) to attend uTAS 2012
Professor Chiou give an invited talk on Photothermal nanoblade for single cell surgery and cargo delivery in SPIE conference in San Diego, Aug 2012
Wen Shi receives the John Bent Merit Scholarship, July 2012
Pulse Laser Activated Cell Sorter (PLACS) highlighted in Nature Photonics, May 2012
Master student George Chen received outstanding master student award from UCLA MAE department, May 2012
Photothermal nanoblade selected as JALA TOP TEN Innovation 2011, September 2011
Photothermal nanoblade on Analytical Chemistry highlight in Chemical & Engineering News, March 2011
Pulse Laser Droplet generation on Demand (PLDG) paper is selected as a HOT article on Lab on Chip, Jan 2011
Floating Electrode Optoelectronic Tweezers highlight in Nature Photonics
Prof. Chiou won NSF CAREER AWARD
Congratulation to Karan Mehta! He has been awarded a College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research Fellows Program (URFP) stipend
Professor Chiou is invited to attend the 2007 National Academy of Engineering's Frontier of Engineering symposium
Optoelectronic Tweezers (OET) is selected by R&D Magazine and Micro/Nano Newsletter as representative of the best 25 micro- and nanotechnologies of 2006