LNM Academic Report By Dr. Haifeng Frank Ji 2009-7-31
Chemical, Mechanical, and Electronical Approaches to Improve the Reliability and Sensitivity of Microcantilever Sensors
By： Dr. Haifeng Frank Ji
Department of Chemistry, Drexel University
Advances in the field of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and their uses now offer unique opportunities in the design of ultrasensitive analytical tools. The analytical community continues to search for cost-effective, reliable, and even portable analytical techniques that can give reliable and fast response results for a variety of chemicals and biomolecules. Microcantilevers (MCLs) have emerged as a unique platform for label-free biosensor or bioassay. This review summarizes chemical, mechanical, fabrication, and electronics approaches to increase the sensitivity and reliability of microcantilever sensors.
About Haifeng (Frank) Ji
1998-2000, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Life Science, Postdoctoral fellow;
1997-98, University of Florida, Materials, Postdoctoral associate;
1991-1996, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chemistry, PhD;
1987-1991, Sichuan University, Chemistry, BS.
2008-now, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Drexel University;
2006-2008, Associate Professor, Institute for Micromanufacturing, LA Tech University;
2003-2008, Affiliated professor, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, LA Tech University;
2000-2006, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, College of Engineering and Science, LA Tech University;
2000-2006, Assistant Professor at Institute for Micromanufacturing, LA Tech University.