Professor Abe Lee’s Advancements in Microfluidics Published

Lee’s findings highlighted in popular publications

Abe Lee, professor of biomedical engineering, was recently published in several prominent peer journals and magazines, including the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Analytical Chemistry, Lab on a Chip, and Chemical Science, for his research and advancements in the general area of microfluidic devices.

The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS, 2006, 128, 5656-5658) article highlights his exploration of new ways to package materials such as beads, proteins, and cells inside larger vesicles by utilizing a novel microfluidic device.  This research was also featured in Analytical Chemistry in an article titled, “Vesicle making goes microfluidic,” as well as the Lab on a Chip journal.

Lab on a Chip (Lab Chip, 2006, 6, 174 – 178) also published Lee’s research findings, in which he and his co-authors discussed a novel microfluidic system capable of measuring, mixing, and reacting starting materials before the collection and analysis of products, all integrated in one place. These findings were also highlighted in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemical Science magazine in the article, “Reaction system that measures, mixes and reacts.”

Lee’s focal research interests include the development of integrated micro and nano fluidic chip processors for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. These chip processors are designed for the precise manipulation of biological components (e.g. cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids), reagents, and synthesized nanoscale probes. Targeted applications include biosensors to detect environmental and terrorism threats, point-of-care diagnostics, “smart” nanomedicine for early detection and treatment, automated cell-sorting based on electrical signatures, tissue engineering and stem cells, and the synthesis of ultra-pure materials. 

Lee is an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellow, an international advisory editorial board member of Lab on a Chip, and currently serves as a subject editor for the Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems.  He also has 32 issued patents, and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in journals and conferences.

To view Lee’s recently published research visit:
Analytical Chemistry

Lab on a Chip

Chemical Science


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