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Congrats on Chao Song's PhD defense successfully and joined ASML !

Our paper "A Multifunctional smart soft contact lens device enabled by nanopore thin film for glaucoma diagnostics and In Situ drug delivery " has been published by IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems !

Our paper "Development of a structure-switching aptamer-based nanosensor for salicylic acid detection " has been published by Biosensors and Bioelectronics !

Dr. Long Que serves on Technical Program Committee (TPC) of  IEEE NANO 2019 !

Congrats on Subin Mao's MS defense successfully ! He will continue his PhD program in our lab.

Dr. Long Que is editing a special issue "Nanomaterial and Nanostructure-Enabled on Chip Sensing" for Journal Micromachines !

All of our three papers have been accepted by Transducers 2019 as oral presentations !

Dr. Long Que had a radio interview on nanosensors for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease with Mr. Greg Woods from Alzheimer's Association Iowa Chapter !

Dr. Long Que serves on Technical Program Committee (TPC) of  Transducers 2019 !

Congrats on Nishtha's joining Micron Technology as a Yield Enhancement Engineer !

Our paper "On-chip studies of magnetic stimulation effect on single neural cell viability and proliferation on glass and nanoporous surfaces" has been published by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces !

Our paper "Microtissue Size and Cell-cell Communication Modulate Cell Migration in Arrayed 3D Collagen Gels" has been published by Biomedical Microdevices !

Numerous media reported our recent published paper on detection of biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease, including Bioportfolio , NanoTrac , and Science News !

Xiangchen defended his PhD dissertation successfully in June 2018 and he joined Photonwares, Inc. in Boston as a Senior MEMS IC Engineer !

Our paper "Rapid multiplexed detection of Beta-amyloid and Total-tau as biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease in cerebrospinal fluid" has been published online by Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine !

Our paper "High-resolution, flexible and transparent nanopore thin film sensor enabled by cascaded Fabry-Perot effect" has been published by Optics Letters !

Shenmin Gong defended his Master's thesis in May 2018 and joined a semicondcutor company in Shanghai as a Process Engineer !

Our paper "A flexible nanopore thin film enabled device for pressure sensing and drug release" has been published by IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology !

Our paper "Studies of mechanisms and characteristics of anodic aluminum oxide thin film-enabled fluorescence enhancement" has been published by Applied Nanoscience !

Congrats on Nishtha's job offer from Micron Technology !

Our paper "An aptamer nanopore-enabled microsensor for detection of theophylline" has been published by Biosensors and Bioelectronics !

Dr. Long Que gave an invited talk at Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2017 !

Dr. Long Que gave a plenary talk at The 11th International Workshop on Innovation & Commercialization of Micro & Nanotechnology (ICMAN) 2017 !

A new US patent "Optically and thermally responsive nanohybrid materials" (US Patent# 9,728,703) has been awarded to Dr. Long Que in 2017 !

Our paper "A nanopore thin film enabled optical platform for drug loading and release " has been published by Optics Express !

Two papers have been highlighted as 30-minute talks at IEEE NANO 2017 conference !

Dr. Long Que serves as a Session Chair of IEEE NANO Conference 2017 !

Our paper has been accepted by MicroTAS 2017 !

Mr. Xiangchen Che and Mr. Chao Song received travel grants from NSF to attend IEEE NANO 2017 to present their research work in Pittsburgh, PA, USA !

Our four papers have been accepted by IEEE NANO 2017 as oral presentations !

Our lab received an Exploratory Research Project Grant to develop a new technology to monitor the intraocular pressure !

Our lab received a two-year seed grant from VPR office at ISU for a research project on brain-on-chip !

Our paper has been accepted by IEEE MEMS 2017 !

Dr. Long Que serves on Technical Program Committee (TPC) of  Transducers 2017 !

Dr. Long Que serves as a Session Chair of  IEEE SENSORS Conference 2016 !

Our paper "Rapid detection of theophylline using aptamer-based nanopore thin film sensor" has been selected as the best student paper by IEEE SENSORS Conference 2016 ! Congrats to Silu, Changtian and Xiangchen !

Our five papers have been accepted by IEEE SENSORS Conference 2016 ! Three are oral presentations !

Our paper "A top-down fabrication process for vertical hollow silicon nanotubes" has been published by Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems!

Our invited paper "High Throughput Studies of Cell Migration in 3D Microtissues Fabricated by a Droplet Microfluidic Chip" has been published by Micromachines!

Our recent research work "Measurement of serum prostate cancer markers using an optofluidic chip" was fearured by World Biomedical Frontiers!

Our recent research work "Measurement of serum prostate cancer markers using an optofluidic chip" was fearured by URoToday!

Mr. Salah Alzghoul defended his PhD dissertation in Biomedical Engineering successfully in March 2016 and joined Hashemite University as an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering !

Our recent paper "Measurement of serum prostate cancer markers using a nanopore thin film based optofluidic chip" was selected as a featured paper by URoToday!

Our paper "Measurement of serum prostate cancer markers using a nanopore thin film based optofluidic chip" has been published by Biosensors and Bioelectronics !

Mr. Yuan He defended his PhD dissertation successfully in July 2015 and joined a semiconductor company Plasma-Therm, Inc. in Florida !

Prof. Chunlei Du (Director of Institute of Green and Intelligent Manufacturing) and Prof. Deqiang Wang from Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences visited our lab in June 2015 !

Mr. Yuan He received travel grant from NSF to attend Transducers 2015 to present his research work in Anchorage, Alaska USA !

Our paper "Development of nanopore thin film-based optofluidic sensors for measurement of circulating prostate cancer markers" has been accepted by prestigious Gordon Research Conference (GRC): Cancer Nanotechnology, 2015 !

Our paper "A molecular beacon biosensor based on the nanostructured aluminium oxide surface" has been published by Biosensors and Bioelectronics !

Mr. McGrill and Mr.Rogers, first-year honors program students at Iowa State University, successfully demonstrated their research project for detecting pathogens in water using a nanosensor in April 2015 !

Our two papers have been accepted by Transducers 2015 ! One is "Fabrication of vertically aligned Si nanotubes," the other is "Detection of cancer biomarkers in blood samples using an optofluidic chip".

A new US patent "Piezoelectric photovoltaic micropower generator and method" has been awarded to Dr. Long Que in 2014 !

Our paper "Hybrid nanomaterial-based nanofluids for micropower generation " has been published by RSC Advances !

Our paper "A microfluidic chip for controlled release of drugs from microcapsules " has been published by Biomicrofluidics !

Our paper "A transparent nanostructured optical biosensor " has been published by Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology !

Our four papers have been accepted by IEEE SENSORS Conference 2013 ! Three are oral presentations.

Our paper "Ultrasensitive thin film infrared sensors enabled by hybrid nanomaterial " has been published by Analyst !

Dr. Que's first invention "Micromechanical phase-shifting gate optical modulator" has been licensed by Intel recently through WARF !

Our paper "Fluorescence detection and imaging of biomolecules using the micropatterned nanostructured aluminum oxide " has been published by Langmuir !

Our paper "Optical and thermal response of single-walled carbon nanotubes-copper sulfide nanoparticles hybrid nanomaterials " has been published by Nanotechnology ! Also featured as LAB TALK by nanotechweb.org !

Dr. Que has been invited to serve as an associate editor for Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology !

Two papers on nanoenergy technology have been accepted by Power MEMS 2012 !

Our paper "Aluminum oxide nanostructure-based substrates for fluorescence enhancement " has been published by Optics Express ! Also selected for the October 2012 issue of the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics !

Our paper "Controlled release of drugs with nanostructured capsules in microdoplets " has been accepted as oral presentation by IEEE Sensors 2012 !

Our paper "A micromachined carbon nanotube film cantilever-based energy cell" has been published online 07/31/2012 by Nanotechnology !

Our paper "Nanostructured optical microchips for cancer biomarker detection" has been published by Biosensors and Bioelectronics !

Our paper "Fabrication and characterization of lithographically patterned and optically transparent anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) nanostructure thin film " has been published by Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology !

Two papers have been accepted as oral presentations by IEEE Nano 2012  !

Our lab receives invention award from the University Research Foundation !

Our paper "Studies of self-reciprocating characteristic of carbon nanotube film-based cantilevers under light and thermal radiation" has been published by Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology !

Our paper "A polymer nanostructured Fabry-Perot interferometer based biosensor" has been published by Biosensors and Bioelectronics !

Dr. Que gave an invited talk on "Nanomaterial-enabled renewable energy harvesting technologies" at IEEE Southeast Symposium on Contemporary Engineering Topics !

Our paper "Real-time monitoring of cell viability using direct electrical measurement with a patch-clamp microchip" has been published by Biomedical Microdevices !

Two students received travel support funds/awards from 51th EIPBN 2011, the premier conference on the science and technology of nanopatterning !

Two papers have been accepted by 51th EIPBN 2011, the premier conference on the science and technology of nanopatterning !

Our paper "Biological Cell Controllable Patch-Clamp Microchip" has been selected for the January 1, 2011 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research !

Energy harvesting technology developed in our lab has been named top 10 renewable energy technology breakthroughs in 2010 by Ecofriend.Org !

Our paper "Biological Cell Controllable Patch-Clamp Microchip" has been published by Applied Physics Letters !

Nanostructured biosensing platform developed in our lab is highlighted by Laser Focus World Magazine !

Energy harvesting technology developed in our lab is featured on a weekly podcast by Boston Museum of Science !

Our paper "Drug Effects Analysis on Cells Using a High Throughput Microfluidic Chip" has been published by Biomedical Microdevices !

A feature story about our work on Light and Thermal Energy Cell entitled "Cantilever bends repeatedly under light exposure for continuous energy generation" by PhysOrg.com!

Our paper "Light and Thermal Energy Cell Based on Carbon Nanotube Films" has been selected for the September 27, 2010 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology !

Our paper "Light and Thermal Energy Cell Based on Carbon Nanotube Films" has been published by Applied Physics Letters !

Our paper "A Nanostructured Fabry-Perot Interferometer" has been published by Optics Express !

Our paper "Biochemical sensing with a polymer-based micromachined Fabry-Perot sensor" has been published by Optics Express ! Also selected for the October 2010 issue of the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics !

Our 4 papers have been accepted as oral presentations by IEEE SENSORS Conference 2010 !

Our research on patch-clamp microchip for single cell analysis has been highlighted in IEEE Nanotechnology Magzine !

One paper has been accepted by IEEE MEMS 2010 !

Our group received the outstanding research award from College of Engineering and Science (COES) at Louisiana Tech !

Our lab has been awarded the prestigious 2009 NSF CAREER Award !

Our three papers have been accepted by Transducers 2009 ! One is oral presentation.

Our four papers have been accepted by IEEE NEMS 2009! One of the papers has been nominated for the best student paper award !