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FY 2008

24. Dal Hyung Kim and Dave Casale (UG) have been to Semmelweis Univeristy in Hungary to initiate international collaboration research activities, in which they studied the motion of Tetrahymena pyriformis under chemotactic environments. (December  2008)

23. Anmiv Prabhu has received the “Best Presentation Award – ASME IMECE Microfluidics 2008 – Fluids Engineering in Micro- and Nanosystems Symposium” for his presentation on “Synthetic Nanoscale Architectures for Lipoprotein Separation”. Congratulations! (December 2008)

22. Dr. MinJun Kim has been selected as Chair of a symposium for Microfluidics 2009: Fluid Engineering in Micro- and Nanosystems at the 2009 ASME IMECE meeting. The microfluidics symposium 2009 will cover the latest developments in uses of fluid mechanics for the design and optimization of micro-devices for mechanical, chemical and biological applications and devices in research and industry. The conference is sponsored by the ASME Fluid Engineering Division and is being held jointly with the MEMS subdivision. (November 2008)

21. Dr. MinJun Kim will speak to the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial
College London
on November 13th. His talk is entitled “Solid-State Nanopore Fabrication and Its Application for Single Molecule Analysis”. (November 2008)

20. Edward Steager, Rafael Mulero, Anmiv PrabhuBill Hesse (UG), Dave Casale (UG), and U Kei Cheong (UG) will present their works on bacterially-powered microbots, nanopore sensors for flagellar polymorphism, and lipoprotein separation in nanoscale architectures at the ASME IMECE meeting on 4 – 6 November. (October 2008)

19. Dr. MinJun Kim will speak to the Northwestern Mechanical Engineering Department (29 October 08) and the URI Mechanical Engineering Department (7 November 08). His talks are entilted “Biologically Powered Robotic Microswimmers”. (October 2008)

18. Edward Steager becomes a recipient of the Koerner Family Fellowship award. Ed will be recognized at the Annual CoE Welcome Back Reception on Friday October 3rd in the Bossone Lobby. Congratulations!!! (October 2008)

17. Dr. MinJun Kim has been invited to join the Editorial Advisory Board of Recent Patents on Nanotechnology. (September 2008)

16. Dr. MinJun Kim has given an invited talk at the KSME BioEngineering Conference, in which microbots powered by bacteria were highlighted. (September 2008)

15. A small grant from the National Science Foundation (OISE & CMMI) has been given to initiate a collaborative research in the participation of Semmelweis University in Hungary. The objective of this project is to characterize the motion of Tetrahymena pyriformis for cell-based actuation and sensing in low Reynolds number fluidic environments.
This project extends and complements the ongoing research by introducing a new cell-based actuation for biological sensing systems. (Aug. 2008)

14. Dr. MinJun Kim has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (CBET: Fluid Dynamics Program) for his project entitled, “Biologically Inspired Robotic Microswimmers.” Drexel is the leading institution in this collaborative research project with Brown University. The objective of the program is to understand the fundamental scientific principles that govern the assembly and operation of flagella-propelled devices, as well as to demonstrate the enabling technologies necessary to harness polymeric protein nanostructures such as bacterial flagellar filaments on microstructures for use in micron-scale engineered propulsion system. (Aug. 2008)

13. Edward Steager has been awarded the GAANN fellowship, which is given to graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course study in a field designated as an area of national need. (June. 2008).

12. Edward Steager has received the “Highly Commended” award in the Graduate Student Research Awards Competition 2008. The Graduate Student Excellence Committee grants these awards to graduate students (full-time masters and doctoral) who have performed outstanding research/scholarship in the past year. (May. 2008)

11. Dr. MinJun Kim (as CoPI, PI:Dr. Mira Olson) has been awarded the USDA equipment grant (50K), which will be used to purchase a real-time PCR equipment for qualification of environmental pathogens. (Apr. 2008)

10. Dr. MinJun Kim has been selected as a recipient of a Drexel University Career Development Award (10K), which enables to organize a working group of collaborators in Imperial College of London and National Institute of Standards and Technology to visit Drexel concurrently to discuss a potential collaborative research project as well as offer a “two-day” workshop to introduce development of nanomanufacturing, single molecule analysis for nucleic acids and biomimetic design and fabrication of organic-inorganic nanoarchitectures for faculty, students, and post docs at Drexel. (Apr. 2008)

9. Rafael Mulero has been awarded the NSF IGERT fellowship, which provides the best and brightest students with an opportunity to embark on research in the multidisciplinary field of nanotechnology. Congratulations!!! (Apr. 2008)

8. Rafael Mulero of the Micro/Nanofluidics & Biotransport lab was awarded first place in the graduate oral research presentation competition at the 11th Annual Philadelphia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Symposium and Mentoring Conference on April 5, 2008. The symposium hosted students, professionals, and faculty from its nine-university consortium (Cheyney University, Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware State University, University of Delaware, Drexel University, Lincoln University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University) and surrounding industry. During the Conference, students from Philadelphia AMP and other LSAMP Alliances showcased their research and competed for cash prizes, awards, and giveaways. In addition, representatives from academia and industry provided mentoring and professional/career development for undergraduate and graduate students to transition successfully into graduate and/or doctoral programs, industry and academia. (Apr. 2008)

7. Rafael Mulero, Ed Steager, and Dr. MinJun Kim have been awarded NSF fellowships to attend the NSF Summer Institute on Nanomechanics, Nanomaterials and Micro/Nanomanufacturing with a focus on “the Energy Challenge and Nanotechnology“. The summer institute (June 23 – 26, 2008) held at Northwestern University provides courses on fundamental and recent new developments in selected areas of nanotechnology. The pool of instructors from industry and academia are well known for their research and teaching. The emphasis of their courses is placed on identifying and promoting important areas of nanotechnology, and creating new areas of focus which will augment current nanotechnology research and development by universities, industries and government. The objective of the NSF Summer Institute also includes the training of future and practicing engineers, scientists and educators in the emerging areas of nanotechnology, nano-engineering, nano-mechanics, and nano-materials. The event will also be a national forum to exchange new ideas, disseminate knowledge and provide valuable networking opportunities for researchers and leaders in the nanotechnology field. (Mar. 2008)

6. Dr. Kim has received a NSF REU Supplements grant to support active research participation by undergraduate students. Two undergraduate students will be financially supported and get involved in ongoing research projects: Bacterial Actuation, Sensing, and Transports at Micro/Nanoscale. Interested undergraduate students should start by emailing Dr. Kim with a resume and research interests. (Mar. 2008)

5. Dr. Kim has published a book entitled, “Bacterial Microfluidics – Autonomous Bacterial Actuators in Miniaturized Systems” by VDM Verlage. The book is addressed to professionals in Science and Technology like fluid mechanicians, microbiologists and nanoengineers. It is also directed towards researchers in Microfluidics, Micro/Nanofabrication and Biophysics. (Mar. 2008)

4. Ed Steager has been awarded the Lockheed Martin-George Law Fellowship, which provides financial support to graduate students in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, based on academic merit (Feb. 2008)

3. Dr. Kim has won the Louis and Bessie Stein Family Fellowship to study the mechanical and structural properties of nucleic acids using solid-state nanopores. This is a collaborative research initiated at Drexel University with Prof. Irit Sagi at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel (Feb. 2008)

2. Dr. Kim will speak 14 Feb 2008 in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Auburn University and initiate collaboration with Dr. Hong’ nanofluidics group for developing pathogenic single cell analysis (Feb. 2008)

1. A paper published in Small has been introduced as a news feature on Nanowerk Spotlight section: “Live bacteria as mechanical actuators in fluid systems“. Nanowerk is the No. 1 ranked information site for nanoscience and nanotechnology with thousands of readers everyday. (Jan. 2008)