Research Opportunity in Singapore

Lab alumni and new Assistant Professor James Kwan is looking for outstanding postdoc candidates to join his laboratory in Singapore.  Please follow the link below:

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/CurrentOpenings/ResearchOpenings/SCBE/Pages/Doctorate-degree-in-Chemical-Engineering%2c-Biomedical-Engineering.aspx

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New Langmuir paper

This paper reports the outstanding work of Tim Segers, Michel Versluis and coworkers of the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente in the Netherlands.  I was honored to play a small role on this watershed study, which successfully achieved high-production microfluidic generation of lipid-coated microbubbles.  Surprising results include Ostwald ripening to a programmable stable diameter and modification of the shell elasticity with multiple sonication bursts.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27006083

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Congrats to Dr. Kang-Ho Song!

Kang-Ho Song successfully defended his PhD!  He is finishing some work at NIH, but plans to attend the graduation ceremony in May.  We look forward to giving him a proper send-off party!!!

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Congrats to James Kwan!

Congratulations to James Kwan on his new position as Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at NTU Singapore.

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Book Chapter – Ultrasonics

This book chapter gives an overview of rational design for lipid-coated microbubbles and nanodrops:

http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/978-981-287-470-2_26-1.pdf

rational design

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Elastography Review

A collaboration with Corey Neu and Virginia Ferguson for this review article on elastography:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26790865

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Book Chapter – Nanotheranostics

This chapter describes the theory of plasmonic nanoparticle induced heating to induce microbubble resonance:

http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/9789814713535_0006

nanotheranostics

 

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Research Opportunity

Dr. Shashank Sirsi (lab alumnus, and now Assistant Professor of BME at UT Dallas) is looking for enthusiastic research assistants and graduate students to start immediately.  Dr. Sirsi is an outstanding young investigator with very innovative ideas, and the new UT Dallas/Southwestern MC group (including Dr. Robert Mattrey and Dr. Kenneth Hoyt) and is set to become a center of excellence in ultrasound imaging and theranostics.  Please contact Dr. Sirsi directly at:

shashank.sirsi@utdallas.edu

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New Biomaterials Paper

Congratulations to the Ulster and Oxford team for yet another excellent oxygen sonodynamic therapy paper:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142961215009370

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New Sonoporation Paper

Congratulations to Kang-Ho Song and Alex Fan, as well as our collaborators at UCCS and AMC on this publication in Theranostics.

http://www.thno.org/v05p1419.htm

We developed a novel high-throughput sonoporation device.  The study shows the effect of microbubble size on in vitro cell sonoporation, death and lysis, and the use of sequential sonoporations to improve efficiency beyond the prior 50% limit.

KHS sonoporation device

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