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Monday, August 13, 2012
Scientific American reports on blood tests for cancer

Scientific American recently reported on blood tests for cancer, including our GEDI device--see the report here.

 

Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Demystifying circulating tumor cells

See this article on circulating tumor cells in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, featuring our GEDI microdevice among several CTC technologies.

 

Friday, June 29, 2012
Medical Device Daily reports on GEDI device

The GEDI device and related research was reported on in Medical Device Daily--see the writeup here.

 

Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Force is with us: GEDI chip sorts prostate cancer cells

Our work was recently reported on in the Cornell Chronicle--see the article here or see the video below:

Professor Kirby was interviewed by WHCU's Morning News Watch:

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Monday, June 18, 2012
Rouillard reports on mechanical regulation of fibroblasts

Kirbylab alumnus Andrew Rouillard and his advisor Jeff Holmes recently reported on fibroblast migration and collagen remodeling in healing myocardial infarcts (see paper here).  Andrew completed his B.S. at Cornell in 2007 and since then has been working toward his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Virginia.

 

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Presentan en NY avances para personalizar tratamientos contra cáncer

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Friday, April 27, 2012
Cornell demonstrates functional characterization of circulating tumor cells

A team of Cornell-Ithaca and Weill-Cornell Medical College researchers reported today in PLoS ONE demonstration of functional characterization of circulating tumor cells extracted from blood of prostate cancer patients.  The team, including Kirbylab group members Jason Gleghorn, Brian Kirby, Erica Pratt, Steven Santana, and Jim Smith, extracted circulating tumor cells from prostate cancer patients using our GEDI microdevices, and showed response in these cells that we hope will recapitulate

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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Lannin wins NSF fellowship

Congratulations to Tim Lannin, who recently received an NSF fellowship.  Good work Tim!

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Pratt wins CMM Young Investigator Award

We are excited to announce that Erica Pratt has won a Center for Microenvironment and Metastasis Young Investigator Award, which provided $25K direct funds for her to pursue her proposal to develop functional assays on circulating tumor cells captured with our GEDI microdevices.  The award was chosen based on a research proposal that Erica developed in collaboration with Casey Kraning-Rush in Biomedical Engineering.  Congrats Erica, and well done!

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Polacheck reports on cancer cell migration in PNAS


Congrats to Kirbylab alumnus Bill Polacheck, whose first paper in Roger Kamm's lab just came out.  Good work, Bill!

 

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Barbati to chair international Gordon Research Seminar on Microfluidics

During 25-26 June 2011, Alex Barbati will serve as the Chair of the international Gordon Research Seminar on the Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics.  This conference is an international forum for students, postdocs, and others at similar career stages to meet and discuss various aspects of their microfluidics research.  Thanks to Alex for his efforts and congratulations for a job well done!

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Announcing the 2011 Microfluidics GRC

We are pleased to announce the 2011 Microfluidics GRC!  Please click the link to see the workshop program and other details.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Kirbylab receives grant for genetic analysis of circulating tumor cells

Kirbylab received NCI support today for several genetic analyses of circulating tumor cells.  The work, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical College and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, will enable sophisticated genetic characterization of circulating tumor cells in advanced prostate cancer patients and enable personalized therapy for these patients following analysis.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Multi-institutional team chosen to probe cytoskeletal architecture in CTCs

The NIH-NCI Physical Sciences in Oncology Program has selected several multi-institutional teams for funding to probe heterogeneity in cancer systems.  The multi-institutional team including USC, Moffitt Cancer Center, Cornell, and the Scripps Research Institute has been chosen to probe cytoskeletal architecture in circulating tumor cells.  The Cornell team, led by Professor Kirby and including Drs. Giannakakou and Nanus at Weill Cornell Medical College, is focused on circulating tumor

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Monday, April 04, 2011
Hawkins reports on automated characterization of Mycobacterium

Congratulations to Ben, Charlie, and Nitya, whose paper (click here) was published in Analytical Chemistry today.  Their work involves dielectrophoretic characterization of Mycobacterium, and shows that antibiotic treatment of Mycobacterium can be detected using dielectric measurements.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Pratt and Huang report on rare cell capture in microfluidic devices

 

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Link between substrate stiffness and adipose differentiation reported

Work from collaborative efforts between Brian Kirby's and Claudia Fischbach's lab was reported in Biotechnology and Bioengineering today (click here to link to paper).  The work, which included Kirbylab students Caroline Berglund, Bill Polacheck, and postdoc Jason Gleghorn, demonstrates that matrix stiffness controls adipose differentiation in progenitor cells.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Rouillard reports on high-viability photocrosslinked alginate

Andrew Rouillard's paper on high-viability photocrosslinking of alginate has recently appeared in Tissue Engineering C.

 

Monday, November 29, 2010
Kirby to present at CTC Meeting in San Francisco

Professor Kirby will present our work on circulating tumor cell capture at the CHI meeting on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) for Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment in San Francisco, CA from 23-25 February, 2011.

 

Sunday, November 21, 2010
Kirby to present at Lorentz CTC workshop

Professor Kirby will give a keynote lecture on our work on circulating tumor cell capture at the Lorentz workshop on circulating tumor cells in Leiden, The Netherlands. The workshop will take place from 7-11 February, 2011.

 

Monday, November 15, 2010
Hawkins reports on electrothermal flow in dielectrophoresis devices

Congratulations to Ben Hawkins, whose recent paper in Electrophoresis made the cover.  Ben's work describes electrothermal effects in dielectrophoresis devices.

 

B en Hawkins--cover of Electrophoresis

 

Monday, November 08, 2010
Nelson reports MALDI-MS on EWOD devices

Congratulations to Kirbylab alumnus Wyatt Nelson, whose first paper in CJ Kim's lab was published today in Analytical Chemistry.  Way to go Wyatt!

 

Friday, October 01, 2010
Kirbylab to present five abstracts at MicroTAS '10 in Groningen

Congratulations to Jason, Erica, Steven, Jim, Alex, Charlie, and Ben, who collectively had five abstracts accepted for MicroTAS 2010, Oct 3-7 in Groningen, the Netherlands.  Jason, Erica, and Steven had their abstract on circulating tumor cell capture selected for oral presentation, as did Alex for his work on neuronal cell culture.  Click here for a list of upcoming presentations.

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Friday, October 01, 2010
Kirbylab to present on circulating tumor cell capture and DEP at BMES 2010

Kirbylab will present two abstracts at BMES 2010 in Austin:  Gleghorn JP, Santana SM, Pratt ED, Lofthus MS, Jodari-Karimi M, Bander NH, Nanus DM, Giannakakou PA, Kirby BJ "Cancer cell assays by use of immunocapture, subcellular imaging, and cell release in GEDI microdevices", and Huang C, Hawkins BG, Arisanipalai S, Kirby BJ "Automated dielectrophoretic characterization for microfluidic cell separation devices".

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Friday, October 01, 2010
Smith chosen for ASME-IMECE 2010 student poster session

Congratualations to Jim Smith, who was recently chosen to present at the NSF-sponsored ASME-IMECE 2010 poster session in Vancouver this November.  Jim will present his work with Jason Gleghorn on modeling fluid flow for circulating tumor cell capture.

 

Monday, July 26, 2010
Micro- and Nanofluidics Textbook now available

Professor Kirby's textbook is now available at Cambridge or Amazon or Powell's or Barnes and Noble, among other vendors.  Solution manual and errata will be posted at Cambridge in the coming days for instructors who adopt the text in a course.

 

For those who like to follow things like Amazon sales ranks:

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Rouillard reports on control of electromechanics of tissue matrices

Biomacromolecules published Andrew's paper online today--it is entitled Control of the Electromechanical Properties of Alginate Hydrogels via Ionic and Covalent Cross-Linking and Microparticle Doping, with authors Andrew D. Rouillard, Yvonne Tsui, William J. Polacheck, Jae Youn Lee, Lawrence J. Bonassar, and Brian J. Kirby.  Click here to go to the Biomacromolecules website.

 

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Kirbylab to present on electrothermal flow and particle transport at AIChE

Our group will present two abstracts at AIChE: Gleghorn JP, Smith JP, Kirby BJ: "Particle collision dynamics of microparticles in microfluidic obstacle arrays", and Hawkins BG, Kirby BJ "Electrothermal flow effects in insulating (electrodeless) dielectrophoresis systems".

 

Sunday, June 20, 2010
Kirby to speak at Bioanalytical Sensor Gordon Research Conference

Prof. Kirby will give an invited lecture at the 2010 Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors at Colby-Sawyer College in London, NH during the conference, which spans 20-25 June 2010.  His talk is entitled "Microfluidic devices for capture and analysis of rare cells from peripheral blood samples."

 

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Bono wins NDSEG fellowship

Mike Bono was recently awarded an NDSEG fellowship for his work on dielectric characterization of biofuel feedstocks.  The DoD offers these fellowships (only 200 nationally) to individuals who have demonstrated "ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering".  Congratulations Mike!

 

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Santana appointed GK-12 fellow

Steven Santana has been appointed as a 2009 GK-12 Fellow in Biomedical Engineering. This award is based on outstanding research, outreach experience, and teaching record. The GK-12 program was developed to recognize that scientists at all levels should be able to communicate the excitement and practice of scientific research to a variety of audiences and to promote team building and leadership skills.  Congratulations, Steven!  Steven will be working with local high school instructors

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Bono, Huang, Santana, and Smith receive NSF awards

We are pleased to announce that four Kirbylab students receive NSF recognition today.  Congratulations to Charlie Huang, who received an NSF graduate fellowship, and to Mike Bono, Steven Santana, and Jim Smith, who received NSF Honorable Mentions!

 

Thursday, April 01, 2010
Vishal Tandon and Walter Peck bring microfluidics into the classroom

Check out this report on Vishal's work with the NSF-funded GK-12 program and Walter Peck, physics teacher at Whitney Point high school!

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Gleghorn reports on circulating tumor cell capture in GEDI microdevices

Jason's paper on circulating tumor cell capture was recently published in Lab on a Chip.  In the paper (click here for link to the Lab on a Chip website), we report the highest cancer cell capture efficiency to date by use of a prostate-specific antibody and a microdevice geometry that optimizes cell-device collisions.  Congrats Jason!

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Kirby to speak at Berkeley Nanosci. and Nanoeng. Institute 4 Dec 2009

Professor Kirby will speak on 4 Dec 2009 at UC-Berkeley, hosted by the Berkeley Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Institute.  Click here for seminar info.
 

Sunday, November 15, 2009
Kirby to speak at Stanford Mechanical Engineering Dept 3 Dec 2009

Prof. Kirby will speak at the Stanford Mechanical Engineering Department on 3 Dec 2009.  Click here for seminar schedule.

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Cornell wins $13M NIH Cancer center

A Cornell team led by Harold Craighead and including Professor Kirby was recently awarded a $13M grant to form a physical sciences-oncology center (the Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis) in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical Center.  The center, one of twelve receiving awards from the National Cancer Institute, is organized around the theme of understanding the interaction of mechanical forces and chemical cues in cancer metastasis. Kirbylab will participate as part of our
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Christiansen and Berglund win undergraduate research awards

Michael Christiansen and Caroline Berglund recently won ELI research awards to support their work on cell adhesion and culture in microfabricated devices (Christiansen) and electrokinetic coupling in tissue-engineered scaffolds (Berglund).  Cognratulations to both!
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Thursday, October 01, 2009
Five abstracts to be presented at uTAS in Jeju, Korea

Five Kirbylab abstracts (first authors are Alex Barbati, Jason Gleghorn, Ben Hawkins, Sowmya Kondapalli, and Vishal Tandon) will be presented at uTAS 2009 in Jeju, Korea between 1-5 November 2009.

 

Monday, September 07, 2009
Hawkins to present at BMES

Ben Hawkins will be presenting his work on dielectrophoresis at the BMES meeting in Pittsburgh Oct 7-10.
 

Sunday, August 16, 2009
Kirby to speak at Texas

Professor Kirby will speak at the University of Texas Mechanical Engineering Department on 18 September. 
 

Saturday, August 01, 2009
Kondapalli reports on measurements of protein folding in microdevices

In a paper recently published in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Sowmya Konapalli and Prof. Kirby recently reported reagent metering and mixing with application to protein refolding measurements.  For more information on this research, see our protein refolding page.  For more information on the theory of mixing, see Prof. Kirby's textbook chapter on scalar mixing.

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Monday, July 13, 2009
Tandon reports on electrokinetic transients on hydrophobic substrates

In a recent paper published in Electrophoresis, Vishal Tandon and co-workers reports on electrokinetic transients on hydrophobic substrates.  Tandon observes that the electrokinetic response of hydrophobic substrates decays with a multi-hour time constant and relates this performance to that on hydrophilic substrates, in which this decay does not occur.  He also observes that these transients can be caused by solvent exchanges and disrupted by electric fields.  Read more about our
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tandon appointed 2009 GK-12 Fellow in Biomedical Engineering

Congratulations to Vishal Tandon, who was recently appointed as a 2009 GK-12 Fellow in Biomedical Engineering. This award is based on outstanding research, outreach experience, and teaching record. The GK-12 program was developed to recognize that scientists at all levels should be able to communicate the excitement and practice of scientific research to a variety of audiences and to promote team building and leadership skills. Congrats Vishal!
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Pratt, Huang, and Barbati win NSF awards

Congratulations to Erica Pratt and Alex Barbati, who were recently awarded graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Per the NSF website, "The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) invests in graduate education for a cadre of diverse individuals …
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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Hawkins to speak at CFDS seminar 19 May

Ben Hawkins will speak at the CFDS seminar 19 May 2009 at 12:15pm in 178 Rhodes. 

 

Monday, April 27, 2009
Christiansen wins undergraduate research funding

Michael Christiansen recently won undergraduate research funding for his proposal entitled "Microfluidic device fabrication for control of organelle transport in rat hippocampal neuron cultures".  Congratulations Michael!

 

Saturday, April 04, 2009
Tandon to speak at CFDS seminar 14 April

Vishal Tandon will speak at the CFDS seminar on 14 April 2009 in 178 Rhodes.  His talk is entitled "Electrokinetic Phenomena in Hydrophobic Microfluidic Substrates".
 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Windt wins Knight Fellowship

Congrats to Matt Windt, who recently received a Knight Fellowship from the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Johnson School of Business for his 2009-2010 M.Eng year.  Good work Matt!
 

Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Cornell team wins Prostate Cancer Foundation creativity award

A Cornell team including Professors Nanus, Giannakakou, Kirby, Bander, Rickman, and Rubin recently received a Creativity Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation to study clinical response to taxanes.  Central to this work is microfluidic circulating tumor cell capture.
 

Monday, February 02, 2009
Kirbylab website gets one millionth hit

We are excited to report that our web site recently received its 1,000,000th hit as we putter along at about 1,800 hits per day.  Thanks to all for visiting us!

 

Monday, January 05, 2009
Yang receives undergraduate research funding

Congratulations to Weilin Yang, who recently received an undergraduate research grant for her work on histological characterization of tissue-engineered chondrocyte scaffolds.
 

Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Kirby to speak at Carnegie-Mellon

Professor Kirby will speak at Carnegie-Mellon's Mechanical Engineering seminar series in Pittsburgh, PA on 30 Jan 2009.

 

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Kirby to present at NBTC annual symposium

Professor Kirby will present work on cell sorting, capture, and culture at the upcoming NBTC symposium on 27 Oct 2008.
 

Friday, August 22, 2008
Pratt, Hawkins, Tandon, and Barbati to present at BMES retreat

Erica Pratt, Ben Hawkins, Vishal Tandon, and Alex Barbati will present their work on CTC capture, DEP sorting, interfactial characterization, and microfluidic neuron culture at the BMES retreat on 23 August 2008. 

UPDATE 26 Aug 2008:  Erica won the Best Presentation award in the poster session for her poster entitled "Microfluidic device for immunocapture of circulating prostate cancer tumor cells" with authors Pratt, Gleghorn, Yi, Bander, Giannakakou, Nanus, and Kirby

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Kirby wins Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award

Professor Kirby was recently announced as the recipient of the 2008 Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award--the highest award for teaching in the College.  Presentations will be made at the Teaching Awards Luncheon in Willard Straight Hall on November 3, 2008.
 

Thursday, June 19, 2008
Kirby selected for 2008 NAE Frontiers in Engineering Symposium

Professor Brian Kirby has recently been selected by the National Academy of Engineers to participate in the 2008 NAE Frontiers in Engineering Symposium in September 2008 at the University of New Mexico. According to the NAE, the 2½-day event will bring together engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. NAE President Charles M. Vest states that "The U.S. Frontiers of Engineering program brings some of the country's …
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Monday, June 09, 2008
Kirby to speak at joint ISB/ISCH meeting

Professor Kirby will speak at the Joint meeting of the International Society of Biorheology (ISB) and the International Society for Clinical Hemorheology (ISCH), University Park, PA during the 9-13 July 2008 meeting.
 

Friday, June 06, 2008
Rouillard wins American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Congrats to Kirbylab alumnus Andrew Rouillard, who recently received an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship!
 

Friday, May 02, 2008
Cornell team uses microfluidic technology to study prostate cancer

A cornell team comprising Paraskevi Giannakakou (Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medical College), Brian Kirby (Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University), and David Nanus (Hematology/Oncology, Weill Cornell Medical College) is using microfluidic technology to study prostate cancer cells isolated from blood samples.  Supported by recent grants awarded by NYSTAR's Center for Advanced Technology and the Clinical and Translational Science Center, this work uses microfluidic devices to
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Saturday, April 26, 2008
Yang and Lee win summer research funding

Congratulations to Sarah Lee and Weilin Yang, who recently won research support for their summer project entitled "Characterization of the long-term behavior of chondrocytes seeded into photocrosslinked alginate scaffolds".
 

Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Nelson, Rouillard, and Polacheck win NSF awards

Congratulations to Kirbylab members Wyatt Nelson and Bill Polacheck, who received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships today.  Congratulations also to Andrew Rouillard, who received an honorable mention.  Wyatt received a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 and currently works as a graduate student in the UCLA Mech Eng PhD program.  Andrew received a BS in Chemical Engineering in 2007 and currently works as a graduate student in the Virginia Biomed Eng PhD program.  Bill will
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Monday, March 10, 2008
Kirby to speak at Drexel, Temple

Prof. Kirby will speak to the Temple Chemistry Department (10 April 2008) and the Drexel Mechanical Engineering Department (11 April 2008).  His talk at Drexel is entitled "Electrokinetic phenomena in microsystems: new observations for hydrophobic interfaces and new approaches for tissue-engineered constructs".
 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Kirby to speak at University of Rochester

Professor Kirby will speak at the Biomedical Engineering seminar series at the University of Rochester on 21 Mar 2008.
 

Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Cornell researchers establish collaborative research agreement with EPA

The Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory, in collaboration with the Bioanalytical Microsystems and Biosensors Laboratory (Prof. Antje Baeumner), has recently entered into a collaborative research agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency's Biohazard Assessment Research Branch.  Cornell's team will develop miniaturized fluid analysis devices for detecting virus particles in environmental water samples.
See \biotoxin for more information.
 

Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Kirbylab receives grant to study electrokinetics of hydrophobic interfaces

The Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory has recently received a five year grant to study interfacial phenomena at water interfaces and, in particular, the role of water structure and ion adsorption on electrokinetic effects at these interfaces.  This support is tied to Professor Kirby's recent PECASE award granted in November 2007.
 

Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Kirby to speak at Univ of Illinois

Professor Kirby will speak 4 Mar 2008 in the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department at the University of Illinois.  His talk is entitled "Micropatterning in injection molded microdevices and engineered tissue scaffolds:  the role of electrokinetic coupling".  This talk will include components of our work in dielectrophoretic cell sorting as well as our efforts to develop custom tissue-engineered scaffolds.
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Saturday, January 26, 2008
Microfluidics Gordon Conference scheduled for Il Ciocco, July 2009

The Gordon Research Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Microfluidics has been scheduled for June 28 - July 3, 2009 at Il Ciocco, Barga, Italy.
See page/gordon.htm for more information.
 

Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Kirbylab undergrads win research funding

Congratulations to Sarah Lee, Matt Windt, and Bill Polacheck, who were recently awarded funding for their undergraduate research projects.  Matt received funding from Intel for his project focused on microfluidic materials assembly of nonlinear optical materials in photonic bandgap fibers.  Bill and Sarah received funding from Becton-Dickinson for their project focused on custom biomaterials for exploring substrate-cell interactions in fibroblasts and chondrocytes. 
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
OHSU and Cornell to develop microdevices to study axonal development

A team comprising Gary Banker (Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University) and Brian Kirby (Cornell Micro- and Nanofluidics Laboratory, Sibley School of Mechanical Engineering, Cornell) will develop microfluidic devices to investigate axonal development in neurons and its relation to cell microenvironment. This project, supported by the Nanobiotechnology Center, will involve substrate patterning for control of axonal growth,

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Monday, November 05, 2007
Kirbylab web page gets 500,000th hit

We are excited to report that our web site recently received its 500,000th hit and is chugging along at nearly 1,000 hits per day.  Thanks to all for visiting us!
 

Thursday, November 01, 2007
Kirby receives Presidential award in White House ceremony

On November 1st, Assistant Professor Brian Kirby received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in ceremonies at the White House and at the Department of Energy.  According to the US Office of Science and Technology Policy, the PECASE award is based on "a combination of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and community service demonstrated through scientific leadership and community outreach" and is "the highest honor

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Kirby to speak at PepTalk 2008

Prof. Kirby will speak at PepTalk 2008 on 7 Jan 2008 about protein refolding in microfluidic devices.  His talk is entitled "Microfluidic devices for protein refolding".

 

Saturday, October 06, 2007
Kondapalli, Tandon, and Hawkins to present at AIChE

Sowmya Kondapalli, Vishal Tandon, and Ben Hawkins will present their work at the AIChE meeting in Salt Lake City during November 2007.
 

Friday, September 28, 2007
Windt, Lee, and Polacheck win undergraduate research funding

Congratulations to Matt Windt, Sarah Lee, and Bill Polacheck, who were recently awarded funding for their undergraduate research projects.  Sarah and Bill received funding from Becton-Dickinson for their project focused on custom biomaterials for exploring substrate-cell interactions in fibroblasts and chondrocytes.  Matt received funding from Intel for his project focused on microfluidic materials assembly of nonlinear optical materials in photonic bandgap fibers.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Bhagavatula wins award at Cornell Engineering Research Showcase

Congratualations to Sharath Bhagavaluta , who recently was the Undergraudate Poster Presentation Winner at the Cornell Engineering Research Showcase, which took place in Duffield Hall on 11 Sep 2007.  Sharath's poster is entitled "Electrokinetic Characterization of Hydrophobic Materials".
 

Thursday, September 06, 2007
Hawkins to present electrokinetic transport work at ECS

Ben Hawkins will present our work on electrokinetic transport, including both DEP screening of Mycobacterium smegmatis and electrokinetic characterization of hydrophobic surfaces, at the 212th Electrochemical Society meeting in Washington DC, Oct 7-12.
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Saturday, September 01, 2007
Kirbylab develops continuous-flow microdevice for sorting particles

The Cornell Micro/Nanofluidics group has developed a continuous-flow microdevice for sorting particles, as reported recently in Analytical Chemistry.  This microdevice employs DC-biased AC fields combines with coherently patterned microdevices to manipulate particles according to their dielectrophoretic mobility.  This device shows the potential to be used as a rapid screen to identify the electrical phenotype of mutated microbes.  For more information, see our web pages on DEP
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Saturday, September 01, 2007
Kirbylab to present five abstracts at MicroTAS

We will be presenting five abstracts at MicroTAS in Paris, France during the period 7-11 Oct 2007.  We will present work on nonlinear optics, interfacial fluid mechanics, dielectrophoretic cell screening, nanofiber processing, and micropatterned tissue engineering scaffolds.
See /index.cfm/page/pres.htm for more information.
 

Saturday, August 25, 2007
Tissue scaffold transport and cell screening to be presented at BMES

Our work on tissue-engineered scaffolds and cell screening will be presented at BMES in Los Angeles 26-29 Sept 2007.
See /index.cfm/page/pres.htm for more information.
 

Thursday, July 05, 2007
Kirbylab to microfluidically address photonic bandgap fibers

The Micro/Nanofluidics laboratory has recently initiated a project to use microfluidic control to address the internal geography of photonic bandgap fibers, with application to optical switching and trapping.  With support from the Cornell Center for Nanoscale Systems, Kirbylab will implement novel materials deposition techniques to develop a generalized platform for fiber-level optical control.
See /pbgf for more information.
 

Thursday, June 14, 2007
Cornell team to engineer novel cartilage tissue scaffolds

A Cornell team led by Professor Brian Kirby has recently initiated a project with support from the Morgan Tissue Engineering Initiative to engineer zone-specific phenotype in cartilage tissue scaffolds.  This team, which includes Fiber Science professors Juan Hinestroza and Margaret Frey and Biomedical/Mechanical engineering professor Larry Bonassar, will use fiber-reinforced gel materials and electrokinetic control to create multiple cartilage zones in engineered scaffolds.

See /tissue_engineering for more information.
 

Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tandon, Kondapalli, Rouillard, and Hawkins to present at NYCMW

Andrew Rouillard, Sowmya Kondapalli, Ben Hawkins, and Vishal Tandon will present at the New York Complex Matter Workshop in Ithaca on 15 June 2007.
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Monday, June 04, 2007
Kirbylab to investigate nanofluidics at hydrophobic interfaces

With recent funding from the American Chemical Society, the Micro/Nanofluidics laboratory has started a project to explore the effects of solvents on nanoscale electrokinetic phenomena.  By combining electrokinetic observations with scanning-probe microscopy, various effects related to electrokinetics, hydrophobic slip, and multiphase interfacial phenomena will be explored.  Contact Vishal Tandon or Brian Kirby for more information.
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Thursday, May 10, 2007
Bhagavatula wins Intel funding to study interfacial electrokinetics

Congrats to Sharath Bhagavatula, who recently won undergraduate research funding from Intel to study electrokinetics at hydrophobic interfaces during Summer 2007.
See /index.cfm/page/rp/zeta.htm for more information.
 

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Kirby to speak at University of Toronto

Professor Kirby will speak at the University of Toronto on 10 May 2007.
 

Sunday, April 15, 2007
Kirby to speak at Lafayette Bioengineering and Biomedicine Symposium

Professor Kirby will speak at Lafayette College's "Interdisciplinary Seminar Series in the Life Sciences" bioengineering and biomedicine symposium on 24 April 2007.  His talk is entitled "Electromechanical coupling in microfabricated and tissue-engineered systems"
 

Sunday, March 25, 2007
Hawkins wins NSF fellowship to develop dielectrophoretic cell screens

Congrats to Ben Hawkins, who recently received an NSF graduate research fellowship to support his work on dielectrophoretic screens for lipid mutation in Mycobacterium.
 

Saturday, February 10, 2007
Kirby to speak in Biological and Environmental seminar series

Prof. Kirby will speak at the Cornell Biological and Environmental Engineering seminar series on Mon 26 February 2007 at noon.
 

Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Rouillard receives UG research funding for chondrocyte mechanotransduction

Congrats to Andrew Rouillard, who recently received undergraduate research funding for studies of chondrocyte mechanotransduction.
 

Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Kirby to speak at Textiles and Apparel seminar series

Prof. Kirby will speak at the Textiles and Apparel seminar series Thursday 25 January at 12:20pm.
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Zeke Smith successfully defends MS Thesis

Congratulations to A. Ezekiel Smith for successfully defending his Masters degree in a presentation titled: "Continuous-Flow Particle Sorting by Geometrically Induced Dielectrophoresis in Ridged Polymeric Microchannels" on Friday 15 December 2006.
 

Monday, December 11, 2006
DEP sorting of particles to be presented at NY Complex Matter Workshop

Work on dielectrophoretic sorting of particles in microfluidic systems will be presented at the 3rd NY Complex Matter Workshop at 3:00pm Thursday, December 14th. This presentation is titled: "Continuous Flow Dielectrophoretic Particle Separation in Polymeric Microchannels", authors Benjamin G Hawkins, Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Yusef A Syed, Brian J Kirby.
 

Thursday, November 02, 2006
Analytical Chemistry reports on nanofluidics

Analytical Chemistry published a feature article on nanofluidics in its 1 Nov 2006 issue, featuring commentary from numerous researchers, including Professor Kirby.  Click the link below to go to Analytical Chemistry's webpage.

See http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/ancham/78/i21/pdf/1106feature_mukhopadhyay.pdf for more information.
 

Sunday, October 15, 2006
Dielectrophoretic sorting of particles to be presented at AIChE

Our work on dielectrophoretic sorting of particles in microfluidic systems will be presented at the AIChE conference at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, 14 November 2006: 3:45 PM: "Transport of Cells and Particles through Ridged Polymeric Microstructures: Continuous-Flow Electrodeless Dielectrophoresis at Low Applied Electric Fields", authors Aaron Ezekiel Smith, Benjamin G Hawkins, Yusef A Syed, Eric B. Cummings, Blake A. Simmons, Brian J Kirby.
 

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Bhagavatula, Rouillard, and Sharma receive undergraduate research funding

Congrats to Sharath Bhagavatula, Andrew Rouillard, and Aditya Sharma, who received funding yesterday from Cornell to support their undergraduate research projects.

 

Saturday, September 23, 2006
Smith receives best poster award at Cornell NanoScale Facility Annual Mtg

Congratulations to Zeke Smith, who received "Best Poster" award at the Cornell NanoScale Facility Annual Meeting in Duffield Hall Atrium on 21 September 2006 for his poster titled: "Particle Manipulation by Insulative Electrodeless Dielectrophoresis in a Polymer Microchannel," with authors A.E. Smith, B.G. Hawkins, Y.A. Syed, and B.J. Kirby.
 

Friday, July 14, 2006
Cornell researchers demonstrate low-light EIT

Cornell researchers, including investigators from both the School of Applied and Engineering Physics and the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, have demonstrated electromagnetically-induced transparency at nanowatt levels, as reported in the 14 July 2006 issue of Physical Review Letters.  Electromagnetically-induced transparency is a nonlinear optical phenomenon in which a spectral absorption feature is rendered transparent via a coherent superposition of quantum
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Kirby presents at NY Complex Matter Workshop

Brian Kirby gave an invited lecture at the 2nd New York Complex Matter Workshop on 21 July 2006. His talk was entitled "Electrokinetics in fluid systems: Control of fields with multiscale geometric patterning".
See http://physics.syr.edu/condensedmatter/Workshop/index.htm#schedule for more information.
 

Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Cornell receives top ranks in nanotechnology

Excerpt from the Cornell Chronicle:

In a series of rankings of university nanotechnology programs by Small Times, a trade magazine devoted to nanotechnology, Cornell ranked in the top 10 in eight out of nine categories, and in the top five in six categories, leading all universities overall.

Small Times sent questionnaires to 100 universities, and 50 responded. They asked universities to rate their peers and to report data about their own programs. In peer rankings, Cornell was rated second

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Ghosh presents photonic bandgap fiber work at CLEO/QELS

Cornell work on low-light nonlinear interactions in rubidium vapors confined in photonic bandgap fibers was presented at the CLEO/QELS conference in Long Beach, CA. The presentation was entitled "Nonlinear optical interactions with rubidium atoms confined in a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber", with authors S Ghosh, AR Bhagwat, CK Renshaw, S Goh, AR Gaeta, and BJ Kirby.
See http://focus.aep.cornell.edu/ for more information.
 

Thursday, May 18, 2006
Ghosh presents coherent nonlinear interaction work at APS DAMOP

Cornell work on low-light coherent nonlinear interactions in rubidium vapors confined in photonic crystal fibers will be presented at the APS atomic, molecular, and optical physics conference in Knoxville, TN. The presentation is entitled "Coherent interactions with rubidium atoms confined in a hollow-core photonic band-gap fiber," with authors S Ghosh, AR Bhagwat, CK Renshaw, S Goh, AR Gaeta, and BJ Kirby.
See http://focus.aep.cornell.edu/ for more information.
 

Thursday, March 30, 2006
Syed, Hawkins, and Nelson receive NSF Honorable Mentions

Yusef Syed (MAE M.Eng), Ben Hawkins (BME Ph.D.), and Wyatt Nelson (MAE senior), received Honorable Mentions from the National Science Foundation for their accomplishments in classwork, research, and outreach.
See https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/AwardeeList.do?method=loadAwardeeList for more information.
 

Thursday, January 12, 2006
Kirby speaks at Sandia National Labs

Brian Kirby spoke on 1/12/06 in the Microfluidics Seminar Series at Sandia National labs in Livermore, CA.
 

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Nelson receives Intel undergraduate research funding

Mechanical engineering senior Wyatt Nelson was awarded a $1000 undergraduate research award from Intel for research during Spring 2006. Nelson's funding award was for his research focused on characterization of functionalized cyclic olefin polymer surfaces.
 

Thursday, November 10, 2005
Kirby speaks at Penn

Brian Kirby presented at the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics seminar series at the University of Pennsylvania on Nov 10.

 

Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Analytical Chemistry reports on fouling in microfluidic devices

Analytical Chemistry published a feature article on fouling in microfluidic devices in its 1 Nov 2005 issue.  This report includes commentary from a number of experts, including Professor Kirby.  Click on the link below to access this feature article.
See http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/article.cgi/ancham-a/0000/77/i21/pdf/1105feature_mukhop.pdf for more information.
 

Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Kirby speaks at Nanobiotechnology Center

Brian Kirby spoke at the Cornell Nanobiotechnology Center Seminar Series on Oct 18, 12-1pm, G01 Biotechnology Building.
See http://www.nbtc.cornell.edu/seminar_series.htm for more information.
 

Thursday, September 29, 2005
Kirby speaks at TU Denmark

Brian Kirby spoke at the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark on Oct 27.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Kirby speaks at Cornell Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series

Brian Kirby spoke at the Cornell Fluid Dynamics Seminar Series on Sep 27, 12:15-1:00pm, 178 Rhodes Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
See http://www.mae.cornell.edu/index.cfm/page/res/fluids/cfds.htm for more information.
 

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Nelson receives Lockheed Martin Undergraduate Research Funding

Mechanical engineering senior Wyatt Nelson was awarded a $900 undergraduate research award from Lockheed Martin for research during fall 2005. Nelson's funding award was for his research focused on measurements of electrokinetic processes in microsystems.
See /index.cfm/page/rp/zeta.htm for more information.
 

Thursday, July 07, 2005
Micro/Nanofluidics Lab enters into agreement with Sandia National Labs

The Micro/Nanofluidics lab recently entered into a two-year collaborative agreement with Sandia National Labs, Livermore, CA, to develop microsystems for physically processing bioparticles.
See /index.cfm/page/rp/dep.htm for more information.
 

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Nelson receives LIFE Undergraduate Research Award

Mechanical engineering junior Wyatt Nelson was awarded a $2500 Learning Initiatives for Future Engineers (LIFE) undergraduate research award from Cornell University for research during summer 2005. The award is given in recognition of "the excellence of [the] proposal and the promise of [the] proposed research project." Nelson's award was for his proposal entitled "Computer-controlled Device for Parallel Measurements of Electrokinetic Potential of Microfluidic Systems."
See /index.cfm/page/rp/zeta.htm for more information.
 

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Kirby Wins J.D. Watson Young Investigator Award

Assistant Professor Brian Kirby was awarded a J.D. Watson Young Investigator Award by the New York office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research. The award recognizes young faculty working in the life sciences with potential for impact on the New York State biotechnology industry. Kirby's award is accompanied by a two-year, $200,000 research grant focused on development of microfluidic devices for miniaturized protein analysis and combinatorial exploration of protein refolding protocols.
See http://www.nystar.state.ny.us/pr/05/press12-05.htm for more information.
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Kirby presents at APS meeting

Brian Kirby presented at the 2005 March APS meeting, giving a talk entitled "Electrokinetic Concentration of Charged Macromolecules In Nanoporous Media" on 3/22.
See /index.cfm/page/ri/nfluids.htm for more information.
 

Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Kirby presents at AIChE conference

Brian Kirby presented at the 2004 AIChE meeting in Austin, TX in November 2004, giving a talk entitled "Picoliter-Scale Proteomics Using An Integrated Microchip Hplc-Ms/Ms System".
See /index.cfm/page/rp/valves.htm for more information.
 

Sunday, September 26, 2004
Reichmuth, Song present at MicroTAS meeting

David Reichmuth and Simon Song, Sandia National Labs, presented their work at the MicroTAS meeting in Malmo, Sweden in September 2004.  Reichmuth presented his paper entitled "Analysis of Peptides Using an Integrated Microchip HPLC-MS/MS System", and Song presented his paper entitled "Microfluidic Architectures for Integrated Cell Lysis, Lysate Dialysis, and Cell Stimulus".
See /index.cfm/page/ri/laserufab.htm for more information.
 

Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Kirby, Shepodd, Reichmuth Win R&D 100 Award

A team of Sandia National Laboratories researchers was awarded with an R&D 100 award for its work on materials and surface develoments for high-pressure microfluidic valving systems. Brian Kirby, Tim Shepodd, and Dave Reichmuth were co-inventors and co-developers of the technology. The annual contest, sponsored by the Chicago-based trade magazine R&D Magazine, uses technical experts to help determine the best applied new technologies. One hundred winners are chosen from an international …
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