Byron Short Seminar Series

Friday, October 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: ETC 2.132

Speaker: Dr. Xiaoyun Ding

Micro/nano Manipulation Using Acoustic Waves

Dr. Xiaoyun Ding
Bruce S. Anderson Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Colorado Boulder



Manipulation of particles in micro and nano scale has been invaluable in a variety of scenarios in applied physics, chemistry and biomedicine. Acoustic microfluidics has emerged as a powerful and novel platform for micro/nano manipulation in many applications recently due to its advantages in versatility, low cost, easy to integrate and manufacture, miniaturization, energy efficiency, etc. Here, I will first introduce the development of acoustic tweezer which can manipulate objects from nano to mm scale on a chip. I will then report our most recent breakthroughs on acoustic manipulation, including (1) acoustic thermal shift assay for protein manipulation and characterization, (2) internal structure manipulation of colloids using acoustic waves, and (3) staged assembly of colloids.



Dr. Xiaoyun Ding is currently the Bruce S. Anderson Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and BioFrontiers Institute at University of Colorado Boulder. Before joining CU Boulder in 2017, he received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University and postdoctoral training from MIT. His current research interests are focused on physical approaches to biomedical challenges with particular interests in micro/nano manipulation, cell mechanics, and intracellular drug delivery. His work has led to >30 journal publications (including Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature, Nature Communications, Science Advances, PNAS, Analytical Chemistry, Theranostics, Lab on Chip, Advanced Materials, etc.), 8 US patents (5 issued), and a number of prestigious awards such as NIH MIRA Award 2021, W.M. Keck Foundation medical research Award 2019, Chancellor’s Research Innovation Award 2021, Colorado Lab Venture Challenge Award 2021, Biomaterials Science emerging investigators Award 2021, Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society Early Career Award 2022, Baxter Young Investigator Award, The Best Student Paper Competition Award in IEEE IUS, Rustum & Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award, etc.


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