Liang Dong

People
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Liang Dong photo

The research activities in the Laboratory for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Biochips are focused on the development of micro/nano devices and systems for sustainable agriculture and environment, biomedicine, biorenewable energy, and information technology. Our approach is exploiting and exploring inexpensive micro/nanofabrication techniques, and drawing expertise from microelectronics, photonics, mechanics, fluidics, biology, chemistry, and materials, to maximize simplicity and smartness of devices and systems. Our current research thrust areas are:

Thrust 1: Lab-chip devices and instrumentation for large-scale, high-throughput, high-resolution assays for whole organisms (e.g, C.elegans, Arabidopsis, etc).

Thrust 2: MEMS/NEMS for tunable photonic circuits and metamaterials.

Thrust 3: Smart, inexpensive microsensors for plant sciences, and sustainable agriculture and environment.

Thrust 4: Biorenewable energy harvesting and storage.

Area of Expertise: 
Microelectronics and photonics
Bioengineering
Education: 
Ph.D., Electronics Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China, 2004
B.S., Precision Instrumentation, Xidian University, China, 1999
Contact
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