Research

KURABAYASHI GROUP

Laboratory for Microsystems Technology and Science

Research Mission

Microsystems technology provides technical foundations essential for a wide variety of fields in the 21st century. Its potential applications include inertia sensing, wireless/optical telecommunications, biomedical instrumentation, and lab-on-a-chip devices. In recent years, it has been shown that microsystems technology holds promise to fill the gaps between emerging nanotechnology and sensor/actuator applications. Integration of nanostructures into a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) across multiple dimensional scales ranging from a few nanometers to several micro/millimeters is the key to open up new unexplored microsystems research frontiers . Our major goal at University of Michigan is to develop new scientific knowledge and methodologies that lead to advancements of biosensing, environmental monitoring, astrobiological instrumentation, cancer diagnosis through combining polymer materials science, biomolecular nanotechnology, and micro/nanofabrication.

Current Research Projects

  1. Microsystems for Fluorescent Spectroscopy of Cells
  2. Biomolecular Motor Nanotechnology/BioMEMS Immunoassay
  3. Vapor Thermal Modulation for 2D Gas Chromatography
  4. Micro-instrumentation for Colon Cancer Molecular Imaging

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