Before I came to Dr.Ho’s lab, I spent half a year doing research about microfluidics device. I designed the pneumatic micro valve for controlling the sampling microchannel, and also fabricated the PDMS microfluidics chip. I have also been working at the Microsensor and Actuator Center (MAT) of Berlin Technology Institute (TU-Berlin). I performed the design and fabrication of piezo-resistive pressure sensors in the clean room.
- Biofuels: My current research is focused on increasing lipid production in microalgae to generate biofuels. By optimizing algal cells growing condition, the goal is to reach higher yield within a shorter period of time.
- Microluidics: Previously, my undergrad research involved with microfluidics design such as micro vales for micro channel control. Parameters were determined to reach best mechanical performance of a micro valve by Ansys analysis. Micro fluidic device was fabricated into a PDMS based 3-layer structure to test performance.
- MEMS: My previous research interest also involved in MEMS fabrication. Structural design including piezo-resistive pressure sensors, comb-driven capacity pressure sensor structure on silicon wafer. I have also had experience in working in clean room, utilizing advanced technology facilities for process such as lithorgraphy, oxidation, etching, etc.
- RFID: Besides above, my current personal research interest also lies in RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) design and fabrication. This project is aimed to build RFID into vehicles for regulation on the road.
University of California, Los Angeles, expected in June 2014
- PhD in Bioengineering
- Adviser: Prof. Chih-Ming Ho
- Project: Maximizing Algae Biofuel Production by Feedback System Control Scheme
University of California, Los Angeles, 09/2009- 6/2010
- MS in Biomedical Engineering
Tsinghua University, Beijing, 09/2005-7/2009
- BS in MEMS (Micro-Electrical-Mechanical System)
Department of Precision Instrumentation and Mechanology
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Patents and Publicationstop
Enhanced oil and protein production in microalgae and cyanobacteria, United States 61720942
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2012-2013, Teaching Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
2007, Tsinghua University Department Scholarship.
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