Kwang W. Oh, PhD

Kwang W. Oh, PhD, leads a team of researchers that is bringing the concept of “lab on a chip” closer to reality.

Researchers Help Bring Us Closer to Coin-Sized Medical Labs

Published February 6, 2018

A team of researchers led by Kwang W. Oh, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering, has fabricated a chip that uses two different types of force — capillary- and vacuum-driven — to manipulate how fluids travel in micro- and nanosized channels.

“The chip could become the basis for faster, more efficient and reliable lab on a chip devices. It puts us closer to using such devices where medical labs are lacking, such as the developing world, battlefields and even our homes.”
Associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering

Medical Lab Could Fit on Chip the Size of Small Coin

The idea — shrinking a medical lab on