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Ernest W. Thiele Lectureship presents Samuel K. Sia, Microfluidics for 3D tissue engineering and personal health diagnostics

Start:

12/1/2015 at 3:30PM

End:

12/1/2015 at 4:30PM

Location:

Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

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Edward Maginn

Edward Maginn

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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Keough-Hesburgh Chair of Engineering
College of Engineering Keough-Hesburgh Chair of Engineering
The research in our group focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of the link between the physical properties of materials and their chemical constitution. Much of our work is devoted to applications related to energy and the environment. The main tool we use is molecular simulation. In ...
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I will discuss the use of microfluidic techniques for two different applications: controlling 3D microenvironments of cells and tissues, and for developing low-cost point-of-care diagnostics for use in U.S. and in developing countries.

A number of microfluidic techniques have been developed in our group for controlling the 3D microenvironments of cells and tissues to high resolution.  These techniques are useful for studying microvascularization in a number of organ systems, and for engineering implantable devices. 

In the second half of the talk, I will discuss the development of lab-on-a-chip devices for personal health in the U.S., and for diagnosing diseases for global health.  I will discuss our lab's current efforts, in conjunction with partners in industry, public health, and local governments, to develop new rapid diagnostic tests for use in sub-Saharan Africa.

Seminar Speaker:

Dr. Samuel K. Sia

Dr. Samuel K. Sia

Columbia University

Samuel Sia, an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, has developed novel technologies for microfluidics-based methods for point-of-care diagnostics, both in an academic and industry setting (as a founder and chair of scientific advisory board of Claros Diagnostics, a startup company that has recently garnered European regulatory approval for a diagnostics product). Dr. Sia’s work in global health diagnostics, specifically, has garnered coverage from Nature, Science, JAMA, Washington Post, BBC, NPR, Voice of America, Science News, Popular Science, Chemical and Engineering News, and MIT Technology Review. Sia is using the powerful techniques of microfluidics to build low-cost handheld devices for performing sophisticated medical tests on a small microchip. His lab-on-a-chip device has been tested in Rwanda to collect and analyze blood tests at a patient’s bedside to diagnose infectious diseases. Dr. Sia has a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta, and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University. Dr. Sia completed a Postdoctoral program in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University.

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Seminar Sponsors:

Thiele Lectureship

The Thiele Lectureship was established in 1986 to honor Dr. Thiele's association with Notre Dame's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The Lectureship is intended to recognize outstanding research contributions by a younger member of the chemical engineering profession. This lecture occurs annually each fall. Previous lecturers in the series are listed below. Learn more about Dr. Thiele here.

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Thiele Lectureship

The Thiele Lectureship was established in 1986 to honor Dr. Thiele's association with Notre Dame's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The Lectureship is intended to recognize outstanding research contributions by a younger member of the chemical engineering profession. This lecture occurs annually each fall. Previous lecturers in the series are listed below. Learn more about Dr. Thiele here.