06/30/2014: Congrats to Huawei and Peng for the acceptance of their papers in microTAS 2014 on microbial fuel cells and flexible metamaterials.
06/23/2014: Congratulations to Zhen Xu and Qiugu Wang for passing their Ph.D. qualifying exams.
04/28/2014: Dr. Dong gave an invited talk at the 1st International Workshop on Engineered Crops, Des Moines, Iowa.
04/02/2014: News release: "Scientists Control Plant Growth With “Greenhouse On A Chip”: Our research work on plant chips has been highlighted in NANOTEC ECT.
03/27/2014: News release: "Lab Chip Device Developed to Test Engineered Plant Traits": Our research work on plant chips has been highlighted in Science and Enterprise.
03/26/2014: News release: "Iowa State Engineer Builds Instrument to Study Effects of Genes, Environment on Plant Traits": Our plant phenotyping instrument research was featured by Iowa State News, Phys.org, dailynewsen.com, R&D Magazine, newswise.com, technobahn.com, veooz.com, etc.
03/10/2014: Huawei's work on plant phenotyping in microfluidic chips was featured on the Back Cover of the 7 April issue of the journal Lab On A Chip.
02/25/2014: A two-institution team led by Dr. Dong was awarded a NSF grant (total $697,550) for developing a high-throughput, large-scale plant phenotyping instrumentation using MEMS and microfluidics technologies. The team includes Dr. Dong (PI), Dr. Maneesha Aluru (Co-PI, Georgia Tech), and Dr. Namarata Vaswani (Co-PI, Iowa State).
12/16/2013: A team (Drs. Liang Dong, Zhiyou Wen, and Laura Jarboe) led by Dr. Dong received a seed grant from the Institute for Physical Research and Technology (IPRT) at Iowa State, to develop a lab-chip device for metabolic engineering of bacteria for bio-oil fermentation.
10/03/2013: Clinton Young joined our group as a Master student. Welcome!
09/15/2013: Dr. Dong received a grant from NSF as co-PI on a 1-million dollars project led by Dr. R. Kumar, to develop soil sensors for managing agricultural resources. Dr. Dong and his group will be responsible for developing underground automated ion sensing Lab on a Chip and will also contribute his expertise in MEMS to develop an energy harvester for powering the sensors.
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Welcome to the Laboratory for MEMS & Lab-Chips led by Dr. Liang Dong in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Our reserach interest includes Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS / NEMS), lab on a chip, microfluidics, photonics, optics, and smart materials and structures for a variety of emerging applications of biomedical science, agriculture, energy, and information.
Office: 2115 Coover Hall, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA 50011
Lab: 1046 Coover Hall, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA 50011