Professor and Canada Research Chair, Micro & Nano Engineering Systems
MS (Minnesota), PhD (Minnesota), FCSME, FEIC, FASME, FCAE, FIEEE, PEng
- Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
- Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
Office: Mechanical Building (MC), 5 King’s College Road, Room 419
+1 416 946-0549 (office)
My group designs and constructs enabling micro and nanosystems (e.g., micro-nanorobotic systems and MEMS/microfluidic devices) for automated operation at the micro and nanometer scales. We manipulate, characterize, and sense biological cells, biomolecules, and nanomaterials for both fundamental studies (e.g., molecule screen and genetics) and clinical/industrial applications (IVF, rare cell isolation, and precision instrumentation for industrial automation).
Example areas are: design and fabrication of MEMS and NEMS (micro-nanoelectromechanical systems); bioMEMS, sensors, actuators, and microfluidic devices; microrobotics and optical microscopy; nanorobotics and electron microscopy; computer vision microscopy; automation at the micro-nanometer scales; cellular biophysics and mechanobiology.
M. Moscovici, W.Y. Chien, M. Abdelgawad, and Y. Sun, “Electrical power free, low dead volume, pressure driven pumping for microfluidic applicaitons,” Biomicrofluidics, Vol. 4, pp. 046501, 2010.
Z. Lu, C. Moraes, G. Ye, C.A. Simmons, and Y. Sun, “Single cell deposition and patterning with a robotic system,” PLoS ONE, Vol. 5, e13542, 2010.
X.Y. Liu, R. Fernandes, A. Jurisicova, R. Casper, and Y. Sun, “In-situ mechanical characterization of mouse oocytes using a cell holding device,” Lab on a Chip, Vol. 10, pp. 2154, 2010.
C.H. Ru, Y. Zhang, Y. Sun, Y. Zhong, X.L. Sun, D. Hoyle, and I. Cotton, “Automated four-point probe measurement of nanowires inside a scanning electron microscope,” IEEE Trans. on Nanotechnology, DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2010.2065236, 2010.
C. Moraes, G.H. Wang, Y. Sun, and C. Simmons, “A microfabricated platform for high-throughput unconfined compression of micropatterned biomaterial arrays,” Biomaterials, Vol. 31, pp. 577-84, 2010.
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