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.
- Embedded passivated-electrode insulator-based dielectrophoresis (EπDEP)
- Improved performance of micro-fabricated preconcentrators using silica nanoparticles as a surface template
- Width-modulated microgas chromatography separation columns with silica nanoparticles stationary phase
- 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).