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FY 2018


12. Prof. Kim participates in the Dagstuhl Seminar on Algorithmic Foundations of Programmable Matter. (August 2018) New_icons_23

11. Prof. Kim has awarded the NSF MRI grant to acquire an integrated bionanomaterials characterization and imaging system for scientific research and discovery-based education in the fields of bioengineering. The multi-functional capacities provided by the integrated confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) – atomic force microscope (AFM) – digital light processing (DLP) will enable us to perform material imaging, manipulation, and property measurements of synthetic and biological  nano/microstructures with optical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal stimulation in both ambient air and liquid environments. (July 2018)

10. Louis Rogowski and Xiao Zhang have grabbed the Best Paper Award at the 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, Honolulu, HI. (June 2018)

9. The BASTLab was open on June 2 for “Science in the City“, a Dallas Morning News subscriber event aimed at raising awareness around science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the metroplex. Tiny robots including soft-microrobotics and flagellar nanorots were deployed in order for visitors to have the chance to manipulate nano/microrobots using microscope equipped with a 3D magnetic field controller and discuss the future of the technology. (June 2018)

8. Our effort made on nano/microrobotics has been highlighted on the Dallas Morning News. (June 2018)

7. In collaboration with Dr. Henry Fu at the University of Utah, we received a three-year NSF BMMB grant to separately and controllably interrogate mechanical, hydrodynamic, and contact interactions by studying artificial flagellar motors in mimetic mucus. (May 2018)

6. Prof. Kim has been a recipient of the Gerlad J. Ford Research Fellowship. (May 2018)

5. Our soft microrobots will be deploying to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for their interactive “May the Fourth” displays, in which we will discuss our research on artificial cells for softrobotics. (May 2018)

4. Congratulations! Former PhD student, Dr. Kevin Freedman, has received the prestigious Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award for his studying biological functions of melanin. (April 2018)

3. Prof. Kim will give an invited talk entitled “Fantastic Voyage: Tiny Robots in Bodily Fluidic Environments” in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University. (April 2018)

2. Prof. Kim will give an invited talk entitled “Fantastic Voyage: Tiny Robots in Bodily Fluidic Environments” in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Houston. (March 2018)

1. Our ongoing research on nano/microrobotics has been featured in the IEEE PULSE Magazine: Tiny Conveyance – Micro- and nanorobots prepare to advance medicine. (January 2018)