University of California, Global Research Experience in Advanced Technologies, USA
Professor Tingrui Pan received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and both the M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. In 2006, Prof. Pan joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis as an Assistant Professor. His current research interests include innovative micro-nanofabrication technologies, nature-inspired micro-nano electromechanical systems and novel bioinstrumentations for ophthalmic diagnosis and therapeutics. He has authored and co-authored more than thirty refereed journal and conference publications and held several US patent applications. He currently serves on the Editor Board of Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Pan is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award and Xerox Foundation Award, and a co-recipient of NSF EFRI Award. He founds an UC Davis international education initiative – Global Research Experience in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) Program. He also co-chairs the International Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies (iCAN) in North America.
The development of integrated lab-on-a-chip systems, surface microfluidics, polymer micro-nanofabrication, bio-inspired surfaces and multifunctional biomaterials. Leading an active research laboratory, Micro-Nano Innovations Laboratory (MiNI Lab), equipped with micro-nanofabrication equipment, Dr. Pan has been extending the power of nanofabrication and microfluidics to a variety of biomedical applications, including a) diagnosis and therapy of ocular diseases, b) ultrahigh-throughput biochemical screening c) tissue/cell engineering, d) point-of-care diagnosis e) bio-sensing and manipulation and f) regenerative medicine.