Leidong Mao, Ph.D.
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Georgia
“Ferrohydrodynamic cell separation”
Wednesday, July 17
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
EBB, CHOA Room
Abstract: Manipulating micron sized objects in magnetic liquids in a continuous flow through so-called “ferrohydrodynamics” is a relatively new research field. It has resulted in label-free manipulation techniques in microfluidic systems and exciting applications such as circulating tumor cells (CTCs) enrichment. It is the goal of this talk to introduce the fundamental principles of ferrohydrodynamics and its recent applications in microfluidic enrichment of CTCs developed in my lab. The theoretical background of two commonly used specificities of manipulation in magnetic liquids will be discussed, including the size and contrast of magnetic property. Pros and cons of commonly used media of magnetic liquids including paramagnetic salt solutions and ferrofluids will be introduced. Details of CTCs enrichment application will also be discussed.
Biography: Leidong Mao is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from Yale University. He is interested in developing new microfluidic technologies for biological or biomedical applications such as cancer cell isolation and understanding the biological clock.
Hosted by the Biomicrofluidics Seminar Committee
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