Bio: Dr. Du is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at RIT. Before joining RIT, he was a postdoctoral researcher working for Richard Mathies in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley. Dr. Du's research is focused on nanobiosensing, nanomanufacturing, and nanomaterials. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Student Fellowship (2012), James H. Potter Award (2014), and Innovation & Entrepreneur (IE) Fellowship (2009–2014). He was the only recipient worldwide of the 2017 MDPI Biosensors Travel Award and one of only two recipients worldwide of the 2017 MDPI Micromachines Travel Award. Du also received the Travel Grants for The International Conferences on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN) from 2012 to 2014. Du serves as an advisory board member for Microfluidic Foundry Inc. He served as a guest editor of the special issue "Scalable Micro/Nanopatterning" of Micromachines and as a technical program committee member of the 56th EIPBN conference (2012-2014).
Bio: Xinye obtained his B.S. degree in 2012 from the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Xiamen University and his M.S. degree in 2014 from the Electrical Engineering at RIT. He is currently a second-year student in the Microsystems Engineering Ph.D Program under the guidance of Dr. Ke Du. His current research focuses on the separation and detection of gram negative bacteria using a micro-and nanofluidic system. In his free time, he likes playing basketball and training his golden retriever.
Bio: Mengdi received her B.S. degree in 2015 at Southern Medical University, China and completed her M.S. degree in 2017 with Prof. Kazunori Hoshino at the University of Connecticut. After that, she joined Prof. Hailong Yao’s group at Tsinghua University and worked on developing microdevices and immunoassay as a research assistant. She is now a R&D engineer in Berry Genomics Company working on process optimization for identification hydroxymethylcytosine modifications in cell-free DNA to diagnose cancer. Her research focuses on the CRISPR based nanosensors.