Michelle Khine

Michelle Khine

Professor (Joint Appointment)
3422 Engineering Hall
(949) 824-4051
(949) 824-1727

Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697


Prior to UC Irvine, Khine was an assistant and founding professor at UC Merced from 2006-09. At UC Merced, Shrink Nanotechnologies Inc., the first start-up company from youngest UC campus, was spun out of the research developed in Khine’s lab.

Khine received both her B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2001) degrees in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. (2005) in bioengineering from UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley. In the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center under Professor Luke P. Lee, Ph.D., Khine focused on developing microfabricated polymeric devices for cellular manipulation and analyses. As a Microsystems and Engineering Applications Institute Fellow, she also concurrently worked at Sandia National Laboratory. While in graduate school, she spun out a company, Fluxion Biosciences (San Francisco), based on her dissertation work of single-cell electroporation.

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley (1999)
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley (2001)
Ph.D., Bioengineering, UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley (2005)

Current research projects include:

  • Single Cell Electroporation
  • Shrinky-Dink Microfluidics
  • Microsystems for Stem Cell Differentiation
  • Canary on a Chip
  • Quantitative Single-Cell Analysis of Receptor Dynamics and Chemotactic Response on a Chip