Yuan Luo
Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Yuan Luo is currently a research assistant professor in Department of Biomedical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong in 2014 and later continued his research career at California Institute of Technology, USA from 2015-2019. His research interest mainly includes microfluidic technology for cell analysis and novel DNA data storage platform, flexible electronics for intravascular diagnosis. He has published 9 academic papers as 1st author in international renowned journals such as Theranostics, Lab on a Chip, etc., and has 4 pending US patent application. He also received the Career Development Award from American Heart Association as a start-up funding for young PI.

Research Interest:
1. Microfluidics for cell analysis and novel DNA data storage platform
2. Flexible electronics for intravascular diagnosis

2010-2014, Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
2006-2010, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
Work Experience:
2019-now:Research Assistance Professor, SUSTECH
2015-2019:Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
2014-2015:Research Associate, HKUST

Selected Publication:
1. Y. Luo, P. Abiri, X. Zhang, C.-C. Chang, A. H. Kaboodrangi, R. R. S. Packard, R. Li, A. Bui, R. Kumar, M. Woo, Z. Li, Y.-C. Tai, T. K. Hsiai “Non-Invasive Electrical Impedance Tomography for Multi-Scale Detection of Liver Fat Content”, Theranostics, 8(6), 1636, 2018.
2. R. Packard*, Y. Luo*, P. Abiri, N. Jen, O. Aksoy, W. M. Suh, Y.-C. Tai, T.K. Hsiai “3-D electrochemical impedance spectroscopy mapping of arteries to detect metabolically active but angiographically invisible atherosclerotic lesions”, Theranostics, no. 9: 2431, 2017
3. J. Ma, Y. Luo, R.R.S. Packard, T. Ma, Y. Ding, P. Abiri , Y.-C. Tai, Q. Zhou K.K. Shung, R. Li, T.K. Hsiai “transducer-guided electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to assess lipid-laden plaques”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 235, 154-161, 2016.
4. R. Packard*, Y. Luo*, X. Zhang*, T. Ma, N. Jen, J. Ma, L. L. Demer, Q. Zhou, R. Li, Y.-C. Tai, and T. K. Hsiai, “Two-point electrode array to enhance endoluminal impedance measurements of intraplaque oxidized low density lipoprotein”, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, vol. 44, 2695-2706, 2016.
5. Y. Luo, and L. Yobas, “Forces acting on a particle in a concentration gradient under an externally applied AC electric field”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 105, p. 094105, 2014.
6. Y. Luo, and L. Yobas, "Flow-through electroporation of mammalian cells in decoupled flow streams using microcapillaries", Biomicrofluidics, vol. 8, p. 052101, 2014.
7. Y. Luo*, F. Zeng*, L. Yobas, and M. Wong, "Self-formed cylindrical microcapillaries through surface migration of silicon and their application to single-cell analysis," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 23, p. 055001, 2013.
8. Y. Luo, X. Cao, P. Huang, and L. Yobas, "Microcapillary-assisted dielectrophoresis for single-particle positioning," Lab on a Chip, vol. 12, pp. 4085-4092, 2012.
9. J. Fu*, Y. Luo*, L. Yobas, and K. J. Chen, "UV‐illuminated dielectrophoresis by two‐dimensional electron gas (2DEG) in AlGaN/GaN heterojunction," physica status solidi (a), vol. 209, pp. 2223-2228, 2012.
10. Z. Cao*, Y. Luo*, Y.-F. Liu, S. Yao, and L. Yobas, "Microchannel plate electro-osmotic pump," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, vol. 13, pp. 279-288, 2012.