Over the last decade, flexible analytical devices have received considerable attention in both academia and industry. Compared to conventional analytical devices which are generally made from rigid materials, such as silicon, glass and plastics, flexible devices offer several unique advantages, such as simplified fabrication, lower costs, enhanced portability and disposability and compliance to curved or deforming surfaces. For these reasons, flexible analytical devices are well suited for many diagnostic applications, including wearable and in vivo sensing, and point-of-care testing for disease detection and health monitoring.
This special issue showcases a comprehensive review and exciting original research on topics ranging from wearable sensors for human motion monitoring and disease diagnosis, flexible electrochemical sensor arrays for human cell culture monitoring, paper-based sensors and immunoassays for diagnostic testing, a paper-based biological solar cell for power generation and storage and a 3D printing strategy for rapid prototyping of flexible microfluidic devices.
Hideaki Tsutsui is associate professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2001, a M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2003, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009. He then conducted postdoctoral research during 2009-2011 at the Center for Cell Control and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA.
Tsutsui's current research interests include low-cost medical and agricultural biosensors, and macro- and micro-fluidic tools for cell-based biomanufacturing. He is a recipient of a Grand Challenges Explorations Phase I Award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2012), a UCR Regents' Faculty Fellowship (2013), a Regents' Faculty Development Award (2017), and an NSF CAREER Award (2017).
Peter B. Lillehoj is an associate professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, and holds the Shankle Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Rice University. He received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 2006 from Johns Hopkins University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008 and 2011, respectively.
From 2012-2019, Lillehoj was a faculty member in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Michigan State University. He was the director of the Integrated Microsystems Laboratory which conducts interdisciplinary research to develop medical microtechnologies for point-of-care testing and global health. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2014, Wellcome Trust Innovator Award in 2019, IEEE New Innovator in NANOMED Award in 2019 and two Grand Challenges Explorations grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He currently is serving as an Editorial Board member for scientific reports.
Advancements in Biomedical Micro/Nano Tools and Technology, Eric Pei-Yu Chiou, PhD and Hideaki Tsutsui, PhD, Journal of Laboratory Automation 2013 18:6, 425-426
Engineered Micromechanical Cues Affecting Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Regulations and Fate, Daniel Nampe and Hideaki Tsutsui, Journal of Laboratory Automation 2013 18:6, 482-493
Distance and Microsphere Aggregation-Based DNA Detection in a Paper-Based Microfluidic Device, Brent Kalish, Jianhou Zhang, Hilary Edema, James Luong, Jenna Roper, Chad Beaudette, Richard Echodu, and Hideaki Tsutsui, SLAS TECHNOLOGY: Translating Life Sciences Innovation 2019 10.1177/2472630319887680
In Planta Microsphere-Based Lateral Flow Leaf Biosensor in Maize, Jessica T. Wen, Carlos Castro, and Hideaki Tsutsui, Journal of Laboratory Automation 2014 20:4, 500-505
Polydiacetylene-Coated Sensor Strip for Immunochromatic Detection of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. fastidiosa, Jessica T. Wen, Polrit Viravathana, Brian Ingel, Caroline Roper, and Hideaki Tsutsui, SLAS TECHNOLOGY: Translating Life Sciences Innovation 2017 22:4, 406-412
New Developments in Global Health Technologies, Peter B. Lillehoj, PhD, Journal of Laboratory Automation 2014 19:3, 223-224
Rapid, Electrical Impedance Detection of Bacterial Pathogens Using Immobilized Antimicrobial Peptides, Peter B. Lillehoj, Christopher W. Kaplan, Jian He, Wenyuan Shi, and Chih-Ming Ho, Journal of Laboratory Automation 2013 19:1, 42-49
Electrochemical Detection in Stacked Paper Networks, Xiyuan Liu and Peter B. Lillehoj, Journal of Laboratory Automation 2015 20:4, 506-510
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January 20, 2020