Jie Xu

    Email Address: jiexu@uic.edu
    College: Engineering Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
    Secondary Department: Bioengineering
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 3051 ERF Phone: 3123551788
    Webpage: http://xu.uic.edu
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Engineering at micro- and nano-level is a key to solving today’s global challenges. Just like the miniaturization of electronic chips at the end of last century, today’s mechanical engineers are following the same road map towards lab on a chip – tiny fluid processors.

    Our research focus is on exploring micro interfacial sciences and creating revolutionary micro/nanofluidic systems to address pressing problems involving health, energy and environment.

    Example research projects include 1) acoustic microfluidics for gene/drug delivery; 2) low-cost paper-based microfluidics for disease and food hazard detection; 3) microfluidic microbial fuel cells for clean energy and waste treatment.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Passionate, creative and committed. 10 hours minimum work hours during Fall and Spring semesters. 20 hours minimum for summer students. Preferred course taken: Fluid Mechanics.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The student will be expected to conduct high-quality research via literature study, designing and performing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, presenting results in professional conferences, and publishing scientific journal papers. The student will also be able to apply for various grants/awards and attend competitions at international/national/local levels. Especially, we welcome FWS eligible students to apply for the Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award (CURA).

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