Research and Educational Activities of the BioNanofluidics and Microfluidics Laboratory

Welcome to BNML (BioNanofluidics and Microfluidics Laboratory)

Graduate Student Position(s) Available (대학원생 모집)

The BNML is currently seeking talented, active, and enthusiastic M.S. and Ph.D. students from all over the world. The student whose background is mechanical/chemical/electrical/bioengineering, may apply for this position. Tuitions will be covered by Myongji University and stipend will be paid by the BNML. If interested, please send me a cover letter, CV, copies of recent publications, and academic transcripts to Prof. Dohyun Kim with the heading "Graduate student researcher application".
현재 명지대학교 바이오나노미소유체연구실(BNML)에서 석사/박사과정 대학원생을 모집합니다. 기계공학, 화학공학, 바이오공학, 혹은 전기공학과 전공자중 미세유체공학에 관심있는 학생은 지원할 수 있습니다. 관심있는 학생들은 이메일을 보내주기 바랍니다.

Hot News (뉴스)

BNML receives a prestigious research grant from the Samsung Science and Technology Foundation. (BNML이 삼성 미래기술육성센터에서 연구과제를 수주하였습니다.)

BNML receives a 5-year intermediate research grant from the National Research Foundation for the project titled "Ultra-rapid microfluidic nucleic-acid preparation and amplification based on sharp-edge acoustic streaming and photothermal temperature cycling"
(BNML이 연구재단에서 "샤프에지 음향흐름과 광열효과 온도사이클링을 이용한 초고속 미소유체 핵산 전처리 및 증폭 연구"라는 총기간 5년, 총 연구비 5억의 중견 연구과제를 수주하였습니다.)

* The paper "Quantitative Determination of 3D-printing and Surface-treatment Conditions for Directprinted Microfluidic Devices" is is just accepted to the BioChip Journal (IF 3.494). The research was funded by Nattional Research Foundation. .
우리 연구실의 SCI 논문 "Quantitative Determination of 3D-printing and Surface-treatment Conditions for Directprinted Microfluidic Devices"가 Biochip Journal에 게재 승인이 되었습니다. 해당 연구는 한국 연구재단에서 지원을 받았습니다.

* The paper "Zinc-finger-protein-based Microfluidic Electrophoretic Mobility Reversal Assay for Quantitative Double-stranded DNA Analysis" is selected as a cover article of the BioChip Journal (IF 3.494, December Issue). This work is an outcome of the international collaboration with WKU (USA) and Hongik University. The research was funded by KETEP and NRF.
우리 연구실의 SCI 논문 "Zinc-finger-protein-based Microfluidic Electrophoretic Mobility Reversal Assay for Quantitative Double-stranded DNA Analysis"가 Biochip Journal의 표지논문으로 선정되었습니다. 해당 연구는 미국 WKU대학과 한국 홍익대와의 국제공동연구의 결과입니다. 해당 연구는 한국에너지기술평가원과 연구재단에서 지원을 받았습니다.

* The US patent "PROTEIN MEMORY CELL AND PROTEIN MEMORY SYSTEM" (US 11,152,082) is registered. The corresponding research is supported by the Samsung Future Technology Center.
국제 특허 (미국) "단백질 메모리 셀 및 단백질 메모리 시스템"가을 등록되었습니다. 해당 연구는 삼성 미래기술육성센터에서 지원을 받았습니다.

* The paper "Cavitation-microstreaming-based Lysis and DNA Extraction using a Laser-machined Polycarbonate Microfluidic Chip " is just accepted to the journal Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (IF 7.460). The research was funded by Ministry of SMEs and Startups and NRF.
우리 연구실이 SCI저널 Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (IF 7.460) 에 "Cavitation-microstreaming-based Lysis and DNA Extraction using a Laser-machined Polycarbonate Microfluidic Chip " 제목의 논문을 게재하게 되었습니다. 해당 연구는 중소기업벤쳐부에와 연구재단에서 지원을 받았습니다.

Our Research Themes (연구주제)

Our lab is mainly interested in (1) a microfluidic/nanofluidic device, virtually a network of micro/nanoscale fluidic components, and (2) application of microfluidic and nanofluidic device to analyze biomolecules such as proteins, peptide, RNA, and DNA, which are crucial in assessing physiological state of a human. We are also working on (3) individual microscale fluidic components including a micropump, microvalve, micromixer, and microscale dialyzer, (4) novel microfabrication techniques such as micro 3D printing, laser machining, and hot embossing for plastic-based microfluidic/nanofluidic devices. Lastly, we are keen to explore (5) interesting micro/nanoscale physicochemical phenomena that are not observable in conventional macroscale fluidic systems including electrokinetics and microscale heat transfer. Ultimately, we are pursuing microanalytical systems or lab-on-a-chip (LOC) that can determine clinically and biologically essential biomolecules accurately, rapidly, and reliably - so that they can replace bulky, expensive, material-consuming, but essential analytical instruments in research or clinical laboratory.


우리 연구실은 (1) 마이크로스케일의 유체기계 네트워크로 구성된 미소유체/나노유체 디바이스의 설계 및 제작, (2) 사람의 건강상태를 진단할 수 있는 단백질, 펩티드, DNA, RNA 등 생체분자를 분석하는데 있어서 미소유체/나노유체 디바이스의 응용분야, (3) 마이크로 펌프, 마이크로 밸브, 마이크로믹서, 마이크로투석기 등 다양한 마이크로스케일의 유체기계의 설계 및 제작, (4) 3D 프린팅, 레이저머시닝, 핫임보싱과 같은 플라스틱 기반의 첨단 마이크로가공기술에 주로 관심을 가지고 다양한 연구를 수행하고 있습니다. 또한 일반적인 스케일에서는 관찰할 수 없으나 마이크로스케일에서 관찰가능한 물리화학적 현상 예를 들어 전현상, 마이크로열전달 현상 등에 대한 연구도 같이 수행하고 있습니다. 궁극적으로는 이러한 요소기술을 기반으로 의학적으로 혹은 생물학적으로 중요한 생체분자를 정확, 신속, 안정적으로 검출할 수 있는 마이크로 스케일의 분석기기, 즉 랩온어칩(LOC)을 개발하여 현재 의학, 생물학, 약학, 생화학 등 다양한 분야에서 사용되는 고가의 부피가 크고 많은 시료를 소비하는 기존의 분석장비를 대체하고자 합니다.



Where is the BNML located?

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Myongji University
#237 Engineering I
116 Myongji-ro, Cheoin-gu, Yongin
Gyeonggi-do 17058
South Korea
Tel: (+82) 31-339-1425


NEWS

11/24/2022
Yeji Yang (영양예지), a 3rd-year undergraduate student, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to her.

11/11/2022
BNML present three papers in the KSME Conference 2022 Fall: "Adhesive Bonding of 3D-printed Microfluidic Chip and PMMA Coverslip", "3D-printed Sharp-edge Acoustic Microfluidic Mixer", and "Fabrication and Characterization of Ultra-Thin PDMS Membrane Using Polystyrene Petri Dish".

5/30/2022
Jin Tae Kim (김진태), a 3rd-year undergraduate student, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to him.

4/19/2022
Jayoung Koo (구자영), a 1st year part-time graduate student, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to him.

4/4/2022
Bo Seok Heo (허보석), a 3rd year undergraduate student, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to him.

3/31/2022
The BNML receives a 3-year research grant from Samsung Science and Technology Foundation.

2/23/2022
The BNML receives a 5-year intermediate-level research grant from the National Research Foundation.

1/24/2022
Heeyeon Kim (김희연), a 4th year undergraduate student, joined the BNML Warm welcome to her.

1/23/2022
BNML publishes the paper "Quantitative Determination of 3D-printing and Surface-treatment Conditions for Directprinted Microfluidic Devices" to Biochip Journal (IF 3.494).

10/25/2021
BNML publishes the paper "Zinc-finger-protein-based Microfluidic Electrophoretic Mobility Reversal Assay for Quantitative Double-stranded DNA Analysis" to Biochip Journal (IF 3.494).

10/22/2021
BNML publishes the registered international patent PROTEIN MEMORY CELL AND PROTEIN MEMORY SYSTEM" (US 11,152,082).

7/27/2021
BNML publishes the paper "Cavitation-microstreaming-based Lysis and DNA Extraction using a Laser-machined Polycarbonate Microfluidic Chip " to Sensors and Actuators A: Chemical (IF 7.460).

6/16/2021
BNML presents two posters in the Biochip 2021 Spring Conference: "Cavitation-microstreaming-based Microfluidic Lysis and DNA-extraction Device" and "Quantitative Determination of 3D-printing and Surface-treatment Conditions for Direct-printed Microfluidic Devices."

5/31/2021
Haseul Lee (이하슬), a 3rd year undergraduate student, joined the BNML Warm welcome to her.

5/27/2021
The BNML receives a 1-year basic research fund from the National Research Foundation for the project titled "Acoustic microstreaming micromixer based on ultra-thin elastomeric membrane oscillator"

3/30/2021
The paper "­­Excitation-frequency determination based on electromechanical impedance spectroscopy for a Laser-microfabricated cavitation microstreaming micromixer" is just accepted to the journal Sensors and Actuators A: Physical (IF 2.904). The research was funded by Ministry of SMEs and Startups.

3/18/2021
An academiy-industry project based on our microfluidic technology is supported by the Mobile Division of Samsung Electronics.

3/3/2021
The paper "Inertial Microfluidics Enabling Clinical Research" is publihsed in the journal Micromachines (IF 2.523).This is an outcome of collaborated efforts with Hur Lab from Johns Hopkins University, USA.

2/6/2021
Jeonghwan Youn (윤전환), a 4th year undergraduate student, joined the BNML. Warm welcome to him.

1/10/2021
A master's student Hyunjin and an undergraduate student Hyeonkyu at the BNML finally graduated! Wish a great endeavor for them.