Research and Educational Activities of the BioNanofluidics and Microfluidics Laboratory

Welcome to BNML (BioNanofluidics and Microfluidics Laboratory)

Hot News (뉴스)

* Prof. Kim starts his visiting associate professor position at Prof. Hur's lab, John Hopkins University at USA. (김도현 교수님이 미국 존스홉킨스대학 Hur Lab에서 연구년으로 방문부교수직을 시작하게 되었습니다..)

* The BNML is presenting another paper titled "A Microfluidic Cavitation-Microstreaming DNA Extractor" in the MicroTAS 2019 conference at Basel, Switzerland 27-31 October 2019.
(우리 연구실이 미소유체 분야 최고 권위 국제학술회의인 MicroTAS 2019에 또 하나의 논문을 발표하게 되었습니다.)

* The US patent "NONVOLATILE PROTEIN MEMORY SYSTEM WITH OPTICAL WRITE/ERASE AND ELECTRICAL READOUT CAPABILITY" (US 15/994,630) is registered. The corresponding research is supported by the Samsung Future Technology Center.
우리 연구실이 국제 특허 "광학적 쓰기/지우기와 전기적 읽기가 가능한 비휘발성 단백질 메모리 시스템"을 등록하였습니다. 해당 연구는 삼성 미래기술육성센터에서 지원을 받았습니다.

* The BNML is presenting a paper titled "Impedance-based Excitation-frequency Optimization for a Transfer-tape-supported Laser-micromachined Cavitation-microstreaming Micromixer" in the MicroTAS 2019 conference at Basel, Switzerland 27-31 October 2019.
(우리 연구실이 미소유체 분야 최고 권위 국제학술회의인 MicroTAS 2019에 논문을 발표하게 되었습니다.)

Journal "Protein Immobilization Techniques for Microfluidic Assays” in Biomicrofluidics cited more than 200 times (currently 212 by Google Scholar)!
BNML 논문 "Protein Immobilization Techniques for Microfluidic Assays”이 무려 213회 피인용 되었습니다.

**The BNML receives 3-year basic research funds from the National Research Foundation for the project titled "A contactless-conductivity biomolecular analysis platform based on supercharged bioconjugates and microfluidic mobility shift assay"
(BNML이 연구재단에서 "과급전하 생체접합체와 미소유체 이동도 편이 에세이를 이용한 비접촉식 전기전도도 생체분자 분석 플랫폼 연구"라는 연구과제를 수주하였습니다.)

Junhee is selected as a summer MEMS intern student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA.
(학사과정 이준희 학생이 미국 로즈-헐만 대학의 여름 멤스 인턴쉽 프로그램에 합격하였습니다..)

* Hyunjin receives an excellent poster award at the BioChip 2018 conference.
(석사과정 전현진 학생이 2018년도 바이오칩학회에서 우수포스터상을 수상하게 되었습니다.)

* The BNML is presenting a paper at the MEMS 2019 conference in Seoul, Korea 27-31 January 2019.
(우리 연구실이 멤스분야 최고 권위 국제학술회의인 MEMS 2019에 논문을 발표하게 되었습니다.)

* The BNML is presenting two papers in the MicroTAS 2018 conference Kaohsiung, Taiwan 11-15 November 2018.
(우리 연구실이 미소유체 분야 최고 권위 국제학술회의인 MicroTAS 2018에 논문을 두 편 발표하게 되었습니다.)

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.


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 engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering (especially bioanalytical chemistry), may apply for this position. Tuition will be fully covered by the University and stipend will be paid by the BNML. If interested, please send me your CV with a cover letter and a scanned copy of an academic transcript to Prof. Dohyun Kim with the heading "student researcher application."
현재 바이오나노미소유체연구실에서 석사/박사과정 대학원생을 모집합니다. 기계공학, 화학공학, 바이오공학, 혹은 전기공학과 전공의 학생들은 지원할 수 있습니다. 관심있는 학생들은 이메일을 보내어 면담하시기 바랍니다.


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

8/10/2019
The BNML is presenting a late-news poster titled "A Microfluidic Cavitation-Microstreaming DNA Extractor" in the MicroTAS 2019 conference at Basel, Switzerland 27-31 October 2019

7/2/2019
The BNML is presenting a paper titled "Impedance-based Excitation-frequency Optimization for a Transfer-tape-supported Laser-micromachined Cavitation-microstreaming Micromixer" in the MicroTAS 2019 conference at Basel, Switzerland 27-31 October 2019

6/1/2019
Our Journal article "Protein Immobilization Techniques for Microfluidic Assays” in Biomicrofluidics cited more than 200 times (currently 213 by Google Scholar)!.

5/16/2019
The BNML receives 3-year basic research funds from the National Research Foundation for the project titled "A contactless-conductivity biomolecular analysis platform based on supercharged bioconjugates and microfluidic mobility shift assay."

5/14/2019
Junhee is selected as a summer MEMS intern student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, USA.

2/2/2019
Minh Khang graduated for his M.S. degree and moved forward with a Ph.D. degree in Myongji. Congratulations Minh Khang!

1/30/2019
Abdi presents his PMMA laser micromachining work at the IEEE MEMS 2019 conference!

11/22/2018
So Won Moon (문소원) joins the BNML. A warm welcome to So Won!

11/12/2018
Seonhyuk and Minh Khang present posters in the MicroTAS 2018 conferenence, Kaoshiung, Taiwan!

11/8/2018
Hyunjin (현진) receives an excellent poster award at the BioChip 2018 conference!

10/29/2018
Abdi, Woongsub, and Prof. Kim's abstract to the MEMS 2019 is accepted!

10/5/2018
Hyeon Kyu Oh (오현규) joins the BNML. A warm welcome to Hyeon Kyu!

8/22/2018
Ung Seop Lee (이웅섭) graduated with a B.S. degree. Wish a great journey for his career as a BNML graduate!

7/6/2018
Prof. Kim gives a talk at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation.

7/3/2018
Minh Khang Chau, Nebiyu Getachew Arega, Jin Song, Hwajin Lee, Jintae Kim, Minsub Chung, and Dohyun Kim's abstract to MicroTAS 2018 is accepted!

7/3/2018
Seonhyeok Baek, Hakhyun Kim, Heewon Hwang, Junhee Lee, and Dohyun Kim's abstract to MicroTAS 2018 is accepted!

5/28/2018
The BNML receives 40M Won (~$40,000) from the Ministry of SMEs and Startups for a research project titled "A microfluidic DNA extraction cartridge".

4/27/2018
A paper titled "Design, Fabrication, and Performance Evaluation of a Printed-circuit-board Microfluidic Electrolytic Pump for Lab-on-a-chip Devices" is accepted to Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical (Impact Factor 2.499). Congratulations to Co-authors Hakhyun, Heewon and Seonhyeok!

4/25/2018
A patent titled "Microfluidic devices and methods for assaying a fluid sample using the same”, USPTO # 9,841,417 is registered.

3/19/2018
Jun Hee Lee (이준희) joins the BNML. Warm welcome to Jun Hee.

3/11/2018
Abdi Kaba Mirgissa (압디) from Ethiopia joins the BNML. A warm welcome to Abdi.

2/21/2018
Hyunjin Jeon (전현진) graduates with a B.S. degree and continues her education in the BNML as a graduate student!

2/21/2018
Heewon Hwang (황희원) graduates with a B.S. degree. Wish a great journey for her career as a BNML graduate!

2/13/2018
Hakhyun Kim (김학현) graduated with an M.S. degree. Wish a great journey for his career as a BNML graduate!