March 2020, Nicole was selected to represent KU as a research showcase to present her research to state capital senators. The senator particularly stopped by her and left a note with signature🤩 Way to go!

March 2020, Dr. He is nominated as the Reviewer Board Member of Pharmaceutics (IF4.77), and Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Bioprinting (IF4.97).

March 2020, Dr.He give a seminar at the University of Texas El Paso

Jan 26, 2020, Both Bryce and Mikala’s posters received high attention during the Keystone meeting Tissue Immunity at Boulder. We enjoyed a lot of mountains, and of course, cool sciences!

Jan 19, 2020, our research group presented the KINBRE annual symposium at Wichita. Undergraduate Researcher Nocole D’Souza won the Poster Award!! Good job, Nicole!

Jan 2020, Undergraduate Researcher Peyton Panovich has been selected as the School of Engineering Undergraduate Research Fellow (URF). Congratulations, Peyton!!

Jan 2020, Dr. He was nominated as the Advisory Board Member for Royal Society of Chemistry Journal Lab on Chip.

Dec 2019, Congratulations on Nicole’s Undergraduate Research Award! Nicole has been in our lab for a year and lots of good things happened. Way to go, Nicole!

Nov 2019, Congrats to Yvette on presenting her REU research work from our lab during the AIChE meeting! Yvette wins The 3rd Place in the AIChE annual meeting Poster Competition section X at Orlando, FL!!

Exosome-RNA featured our research work: KU researcher wins grant to investigate use of 3D-biomimetic-tissue-engineered exosomes for immunotherapy.

Check out our research and team being featured in the KU TODAY News for receiving NIH NIGMS Maximizing Investigators Research Award: RESEARCHER TO STUDY HOW EXTRACELLULAR VESICLES COULD ENABLE INDIVIDUALIZED IMMUNOTHERAPY TO FIGHT CANCERS, OTHER DISEASES.

Our 2019 REU summer students Yvette Von Loh from the University of South Florida and Nicole D’Souza from KU CPE were both selected for presenting their summer research work in 2019 BMES annual meeting REU poster session in Philadelphia. Our KU BioE PhD student Mikala Heon was selected for poster presentation in 2019 BMES annual meeting in Philadelphia. Kudos and good job!!

Undergraduate student Nicole is receiving Undergraduate Travel Award from KU for presenting her REU summer research in the 2019 BMES annual meeting in Philadelphia this October!

Undergraduate student and McNair Scholar Bryan is receiving Undergraduate Travel Award from KU for presenting his poster in 2019 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Hawaii this October! Aloha!

July 28th, 2019, PhD BioE student Mikala Heon’s research has been accepted by Gordon Research Conference for poster presentation at the 2019 GRC Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering: Designing Biomaterial Complexity Across Scales of Length and Time for Clinical Impact. The conference site this year is in Castelldefels, Spain! Congratulations!!

Welcome Rebekah Elliott join our research lab on Aug 2019! Rebekah will be the Research Technician and she was graduated from Pittsburg State University with all A grade.

July 2019, Dr. He is featured as the Emerging Investigator from the Royal Society of Chemistry Lab on Chip Journal:

June 16, 2019, Dr. Suiching Phung represents our research group to present poster at the 2019 Gordon Research Conference Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics in Hong Kong!

June 7, 2019, our team presented the 3rd Midwest Regional 3D printing Symposium in Kansas City. Kudos to graduate student Bryce for winning the Best Poster Award together with his collaborator Jon Whitlow from Dr. Berkland’s research group!

May 31, 2019, Dr. He was invited by University of Florida for giving a seminar at the College of Pharmacy.

Check out the 3rd Annual Laboratory Testing & Automation Virtual Event (MAY 30, 2019 Opens: 6:00 AM PDT). Dr. He will speak our group research: 3D microfluidic technology for empowering biomedical research

We welcome three REU students joining us this summer for research and officially starts on May 20th! Welcome Nicole D’Souza (University of Kansas), Yvette Von Loh (University of South Florida), and Darragh Adelaide (Dublin City University in Ireland). It is going to be an exciting summer!!

April 2019, Congratulations to Undergraduate Researcher Nicole D’Souza under the mentoring of Dr. Phung for Receiving Honors Opportunity Award!

April 2019, Congratulations to PhD student Mikala Heon for winning the Poster Award during the KU Biomedical Sciences Symposium!

April 2019, Dr. He is awarded as the outstanding reviewer for the journal of Lab on Chip from the Royal Society of Chemistry!

April 2019, Congratulations to Daniel for receiving KU Undergraduate Researcher Travel Award, and Dr. He for receiving K-INBRE Bridging Fund!

Dr. He is invited as the Young Investigator Speaker in the 2019 Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics Gordon Research Conference, in Hong Kong, June 2019

Dr. He is organizing the Midwest Regional 3D symposium. Come to join us on June 7th 2019 in Kansas City!

Dr. He will give a seminar at The State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Biomedical Engineering in April 2019

Dr. He will give a seminar at the University of California at Davis in March 12, 2019 

Bryce and Rajarshi joined the research group as the graduate students, and Nicole joined our group as the Honors Program undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

Dr. Suiching Phung joined the group as the Postdoc Researcher and officially starts on Feb 1st, 2019. Welcome!

Jan 19th, 2019, Mikala and Daniel will present a poster for this 2019 K-INBRE Symposium in the Overland Park Sheraton. Please stop by them!

Dr. He is the invited speaker for presenting” Microfluidic Engineering of Exosomes: Editing Cellular Messages for Precision Therapeutics ” in the conference of Molecular Med Tri-Con at San Francisco, March, 2019

The collaborative work entitled” Ultrasensitive detection of circulating exosomes with a 3D-nanopatterned microfluidic chip ” has been accepted by the journal of Nature Biomedical EngineeringCongratulations on all the co-authors for their hard work!

Jan 9th, 2019, Dr. He was invited as the panelist for discussing technology transfer on informational webinar on I-Corps for NIH Entrepreneurship Training Program.

Jan 2019, Congratulations on Mikala and Daniel’s abstract being accepted for presenting to the Society For Biomaterials 2019 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Seattle! The abstract title is “3D Printable Polydimethylsiloxane for Hybridized Scaffolding in Building Biomimetic Tissue”

Nov 28th, 2018, Dr. He is invited by NIH NCI IMAT program PI Meeting (19th Annual Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies Principal Investigators Meeting) as the Panel Speaker for discussing Technology Translation and Transfer.

Nov 15, 2018, Dr. He presents the 2018 MicroTAS in Taiwan for Dr.  Zhu and Megan’s work entitled “3D-printing enabled micro-assembling for microfluidic electrotransfection of 3D-cultured cells and tissues” 

Oct 23rd, 2018, Dr. He chaired a session (Electrokinetics for Separation and Cellular Analysis) in Atalanta for 2018 Scix AES annual meeting

Sept 14th, 2018, Graduate students Mikala and Megan presented their research, and Dr. He gave a plenary talk during 2018 Midwest Cell Therapy Symposium. 

July 2018, Dr. Shaobo Ruan joined research group as the postdoc scholar, welcome!

July 2018, Dr. He presented in the AIP Publishing Horizons Conference on Targeted Nucleic Acid Detection and Delivery in the University of Notre Dame

June 2018, Dr. He presented in Gordon conference:Nano-Enabled Technologies to Improve Efficiency, Quality, and Health in Food and Agriculture

June 2018, Dr. Zhu presented the International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference MSEC2018 in Texas A & M.

June 2018, Dr. He presented the 7th National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) in Washington DC

May 2018, Dr. Nan He joined research group as the research scientist, welcome!

May 2018, PhD student Mikala received NIH Biotech Trainee scholar award. Congratulations!

May 2018, Dr. Qingfu Zhu received K-INBRE postdoc research award. Congratulations!

May 2018, Qingfu and Mikala’s paper was accepted as the Cover Story by RSC journal Lab Chip (IF 6) entitled “Microfluidic engineering of exosomes: editing cellular messages for precision therapeutics”. 

April 2018, Dr. He received NIH NCI R43 research grant for collaborating with Clara Biotech Inc.

April 2018, Dr He presented in the CBMS conference: Microfluidics for Hematology in Boston.

March 2018, Dr. He received the KU New Faculty General Research fund.

Feb 2018, Dr. He and Dr. Zhu presented the Midwest Regional 3D Printing Symposium in Kansas City.

Jan 2018, Dr. He received the research project grant from the NIH COBRE Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways.  

Jan 2018, Dr. Zhu presented The16th Annual KINBRE Symposium

Jan 2018, the He lab was moved from KSU to KU RMB building (our new home)

July 2017, Dr. He received NIH COBRE pilot project research grant

May 2017, Dr. He received USDA nanotechnology research grant

March 2017, Dr. He received New Faculty Mentoring Award from KSU provost office

May 2016, Master student Kim’s paper was accepted by Biomicrofluidics (IF 2.6) as the Most Read Articles.

March 2016, Dr. He received twice of innovative research grants from KSU Johnson Cancer Research Center

March 2016, Dr. He received equipment grant from KSU Johnson Cancer Research Center

Jan 2016, after the completion of remodeling, Dr. He opened a research lab in KSU Manhattan campus as the independent PI.