There is a need to gather rich, real-time tactile information to enhance robotic hand performance during haptic exploration and object manipulation. Measuring shear forces is useful for grasping and manipulating objects; however, there are limited effective shear sensing strategies that are compatible with existing end effectors. Here, we report a bioinspired and flexible, resistive microfluidic… Read more »
Yin worked with Adam Neal and Prof. Ian Sweet (UW-Department of Medicine) to develop a versatile imaging method that assesses single cell responses of various endpoints in real time, while identifying the individual cell types. Link
Charlie worked with Leanne M. Gilbertson (University of Pittsburgh) and Julie B. Zimmerman (Yale University) to show the mechanisms of action in shape dependent behavior of CuO nanoparticles and their toxicological responses–link.
Charlie worked with Paul Westerhoff and David Speed to show toxicological characterization of nanoparticles in Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) suspensions used in the Semiconductor Industry.
There is a need for new methodologies to quickly assess the presence and reactivity of nanoparticles (NPs) in commercial, environmental, and biological samples since current detection techniques require expensive and complex analytical instrumentation. Here, we investigate a simple and portable colorimetric detection assay that assesses the surface reactivity of NPs, which can be used to… Read more »
Lateral flow immunoassays (LFA) are one of the most prevalent point-of-care (POC) diagnostics due to their simplicity, low cost, and robust operation. A common criticism of LFA tests is that they have poor detection limits compared to analytical techniques, like ELISA, which confines their application as a diagnostic tool. The low detection limit of LFA… Read more »
Paper substrates have been widely used to construct point-of-care lateral flow immunoassays (LFIA) diagnostic devices. Paper based microfluidic devices are robust and relatively simple to operate, compared to channel microfluidic devices, which is perhaps their greatest advantage and the reason they have reached a high level of commercial success. However, paper devices may not be… Read more »
Catalytic bimetallic Janus particles swim by a bipolar electrochemical propulsion mechanism that results from electroosmotic fluid slip around the particle surface. The flow is driven by electrical body forces which are generated from a coupling of a reaction-induced electric field and net charge in the diffuse layer surrounding the particle. This paper presents simulations, scaling,… Read more »
Spherical catalytic micromotors fabricated as described in Wheat et al. [Langmuir 26, 13052 (2010)] show fuel concentration dependent translational and rotational velocity. The motors possess short-time and long-time diffusivities that scale with the translational and rotational velocity with respect to fuel concentration. The short-time diffusivities are two to three orders of magnitude larger than the… Read more »