Welcome to the website of Professor Masoud Agah's research group at Virginia Tech. Research at VT MEMS Lab currently centers on the development of three-dimensional micromachining techniques, micro gas analyzers for environmental and healthcare applications, biochips for cell analysis, cancer diagnosis, and cancer treatment monitoring, and biochips for pathogen detection in water.
- Probing the Mechanics of Adherent and Suspended Breast Cancer Cells with AFM and Microfluidics
- Biomechanical profile of cancer stem-like/tumor-initiating cells derived from a progressive ovarian cancer model.
- A micro-discharge photoionization detector for micro-gas chromatography
- The recent work of VT MEMS lab on 3D MEMS fabrication and its utilization for pathogen detection in the proposed 3D-PiDEP technology has been featured on VT website and VT daily news.
- Drs. Agah and Pruden received a grant from NSF to develop new dielectrophoresis chips (3D-PiDEP) for pathogen enrichment.
- Our work on 3D Polymer micromachining and the recent NSF award to utilize the technology for cell enrichment has been featured in several news outlets (newswise, sciencedaily, nationalusai).