11/12/2014: Dr. Azahar Ali joined our group as a postdoc research associate. Welcome!
08/16/2014: Xinran Wang, Tianyu Wang, and Shawana Tabassum joined our group as Ph.D. students. Tianyu and Shawana will be co-advised by Dr. Dong and Dr. Kumar. Welcome!
08/16/2014: Philip Alarcon and Zhong Zhang joined our group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!
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).
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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