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Our lab has Ph.D. and Postdoc openings in flexible electronics, biosensors, and microfluidic devices. To apply, please email your CV to yi.5.zhang@uconn.edu.

10/22 Welcome Manikandan from Purdue/IIT to join our lab as a new Postdoc!

10/22 Our lab received UConn REP to develop wireless microfluidic devices!

10/22 Our collaborative work entitled “Engineered LwaCas13a with Enhanced Collateral Activity for Nucleic Acid Detection” is online in Nature Chemical Biology!

06/22 Our work on amplification-free CRISPR biosensors has been selected as a back cover in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.!

06/22 In collaboration with Dr. Ravi Nistala, we received an NIH R21 grant to develop wearable sensors for patients with chronic kidney diseases. We greatly thank NIH NIDDK for the research support!

05/22  Our work on multiplexed neurochemical monitoring has been accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry! Congratulations to Zan, Guangfu, Yang, and all co-authors!

05/2022  Our work on amplification-free CRISPR biosensors has been accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.! Congratulations to Huijie, Guangfu, Zhengyan, and the team! Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2022, e202203826

04/2022  Our work on implantable neurochemical sensors has been accepted for publication in Nano Letters! Congratulations to Guangfu and the team! acs.nanolett.2c00289

02/2022  Welcome Michael joining the group as a Research Scientist!

02/2022  Congratulations to He Sun on passing her Ph.D. general exam!

02/2022  Our work on neurotechnology has been published in Science Advances! PDF

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12/2021 Welcome new PhD student, Gavin, joining the group! Gavin will be supported by GAANN fellowship in Spring 2022.

12/2021  Congratulations to Ian on passing his master thesis defense!

09/2021 Welcome new PhD students, Xincheng, Vagif, Yingqi, Caihong and Yuxuan, joining the group!

08/2021  Our maskless aligner arrived!

07/2021  Congratulations to Zhengyan on passing his qualifying exam!

07/2021  Congratulations to Shuhong on passing his master thesis defense!

06/2021  PhD student He Sun’s paper is accepted for publication by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!ACS AMI

05/2021  PhD student Huijie’s paper is accepted for publication by ACS Sensors!PDF

05/2021  AJA sputtering  and LPKF U4 laser system arrived!

12/2020  Professor Zhang was invited to give a seminar in Polymer Program at UConn.

10/2020  New grant from NIH on the development of neural probes. We greatly thank NIH for the research support!

09/2020  Our proposal on the development of multimodal neural probes  is funded by NIH (R01). We greatly thank NIH for the research support!

09/2020  Our collaborative proposal with Dr. Gao at Rice University and Dr. Lin at Mizzou is funded by NSF (CBET). We greatly thank NSF for the research support!

08/2020  New grant from NSF ECCS on the development of wearable hybrid sensing systems. We greatly thank NSF for the research support!

01/2020 Our paper “Excitatory VTA to DH projections provide a valence signal to memory circuits” with Dr. Jelena group was accepted for publication in Nat Communications.

10/2019 Our “In vivo wireless pharmacology and optogenetics” work is published by PNAS.

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09/2019  Dr. Zhang traveled to Princeton, N.J., and delivered a presentation at Siemens Healthcare AI Center. Many Thanks Dean Loboa and Siemens’ Dorin Comaniciu, Sasa Grbic, Puneet Sharma, Eli Gibson, Ali Kamen, Tiziano Passerini and Daphne Yu. 

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09/2019 Our “In vivo wireless pharmacology and optogenetics” work is accepted by PNAS

08/2019 Dr. Zhang is invited to serve as a reviewer for a Department of Defense proposal review panel.

07/2019 Our lab hosted Mizzou Engineering High School Summer Camp.

07/2019  Our soft nerve cuff paper is published by Science Advances.

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07/2019 Prof. Zhang received  2019 BMES Career Development Award. Thanks Biomedical Engineering Society for the support.

06/2019 Our collaborative work on soft-hard interface has been accepted for publication in PNAS

06/2019 Prof. Zhang attended the 93rd ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium at Georgia Institute of Technology. Very excited to meet  friends, colleagues and advisor.

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05/2019 Our review paper of “biosnesors for kidney and hypertension management” is published by Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension. Congratulations!

04/2019 Our collaborative work is featured as back cover in the recent issue of Lab on a Chip.

04/2019 Our collaborative proposal is funded by NIH. Thanks NIH for the support.

04/2019 Prof. Zhang received Faculty Incentive Fund for traveling from the College of Engineering at Mizzou. Thanks Mizzou for the support.

04/2019 Prof. Zhang attended the 2019 NSF ENG Career Proposal Writing Workshop.

03/2019 Our optofluidic work is accepted by Science Advances. Congratulations!

03/2019 Our paper of sweat sensing for kidney disorder monitoring is published by Lab on a Chip. Congratulations!

03/2019 Prof. Zhang attended the NSF workshop on sensor systems integrated with AI and data harnessing for personalized medicine. Rewarding trip!

02/2019 Our lab received grant from the Mizzou Research Council. Congratulations!

01/2019 He Sun, Guangfu, and Huijie joined the group. Welcome!

11/2018 Prof. Zhang gave two talks “Injectable, Brain-Interfaced Optofluidic Device for Programmable Fluid Delivery and Optogenetics” and “Lab-on-Skin: Epidermal Microfluidic Device for the Capture, Storage, and Colorimetric Sensing of Sweat” at AIChE 2018 at Pittsburgh, PA.

10/2018 Zhengyan joined the group. Welcome!