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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip & Microfluidics World Congress 2019

Chong Ahn's Biography



Chong Ahn, Distinguished University Research Professor, Mitchell P. Kartalia Chair Professor of BioMEMS, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Ahn is Distinguished University Research Professor and Mitchell P. Kartalia Endowed Chair Professor of BioMEMS in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati. He is currently Director of the Engineering Research Center (ERC) Clean Room and Ohio Center for Microfluidic Innovation (OCMI) at the University of Cincinnati. He has been recognized internationally as one of the pioneers in the BioMEMS, Microfluidics, Lab-on-a-Chips, and Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) clinical diagnostic fields. His research interests include the design, simulation, fabrication and characterization of BioMEMS devices, microfluidic device and systems, biosensors and biochips, lab-on-a-chips, in vitro diagnostics (IVD), and point-of-care testing clinical diagnostics or neurosurgical monitoring. He has published over ~350 journal and peer-reviewed conference proceeding papers, and chaired numerous international conferences and steering committees. He was invited as a plenary or keynote speaker from the prestigious international conferences such as uTAS, Eurosensors, APCOT, or IEEE IEDM. He served as one of the Scientific Advisory Board members of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on microfluidics and point-of-care testing diagnostics in 2016.

He has 11 issued US patents. He was the founder of Siloam Biosciences Inc. (which was acquired by Mico BioMed Inc.) in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was the awardees of the University of Cincinnati’s Emerging Entrepreneur Award (2009) and Established Entrepreneur Award (2011). He received the Scientific Leadership Award at the 4th Annual BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology World in 2003 and received the Best Journal Paper Award of the IEEE Sensors Journal in 2009. He is currently serving as an Editor of the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), Editorial Boards of Micro and Nano Systems Letters and Biochip Journal, Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, and previously served as the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM), IEEE Sensors Journal, and Small.

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A Mobile Healthcare System Based on Smartphone and Smart Lab-on-a-Chip using Microchannel Capillary Flow Assay (MCFA)

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 at 17:00

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A new mobile healthcare system using smartphone and smart lab-on-a-chip for the rapid and high sensitive detection of malaria biomarker, Plasmodium falciparum Histidine Rich Protein 2 (PfHRP2), has been developed and characterized in this work.  Chemiluminescence-based sandwich enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for PfHRP2 as the target antigen was performed on the lab-on-a-chip for high sensitive microchannel-based capillary flow assay (MCFA). A limit of detection (LoD) of 1.2 ng/ml of PfHRP2 was achieved, which is considered enough for the diagnostics of possible malaria infection.  A smartphone based self-powered portable analyzer was also developed for optical detection.   An optical detection system, which can interface with a smartphone, has been developed for the chemiluminescence detection.  The results obtained from this work envisages a new stand-alone mobile healthcare system for the rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases using a smartphone.


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