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Bio-Engineering Lab

Health Technology and Engineering Institute (Tech4Health)

at New York University Grossman School of Medicine

In an era of precision medicine and big data, we have powerful computational technology to store/process data, but still lack tools to collect and control biosignals with compatible high throughput, high resolution and deep reach. The research goal of our lab is to build new paradigms of nanotechnology for biological and biomedical applications from macro to nano scale, by developing novel and aggressively miniaturized mechanical and optical probes to manipulate biological input and output signals.

We gratefully acknowledge support from the following organizations:

  • The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health

  • The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institutes of Health

 Open positions 

Multiple openings for postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students. Please check the Opening for more info.

 Upcoming presentations and invited talks 

2024 MRS spring meeting, Seattle, WA.

META 2024, Toyama, Japan.

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Research Overview

By borrowing nanolithographic technology from the semiconductor industry, our lab creates designer biomaterials and metasurfaces with unprecedented precision and functionality. Integrating these nanoengineered 2D surfaces on a series of functional platforms (e.g., 3D structures, soft materials, active MEMS/NEMS), it will foster innovations for broad applications, in a dynamic and tunable fashion.
In particular, our lab aims to bridge multidisciplinary knowledge and expertise, in order to develop next generation technologies to improve human health, with special focus on the following three thrusts:
I. Designer meta-optics for bioimaging and optical systems (tissue/organ level)
II. Designer biomaterials for mechanobiology (cell level)
III. Single-molecule investigation and biosensing (molecular level)

Tech4Health Institute

The Tech4Health Institute, NYU Langone Health’s Institute for Health Technology and Engineering, is NYU Langone’s research and development hub for new biomedical instruments and technologies. As part of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, one of the foremost medical schools in the United States (ranked No. 2 by ‘U.S. News & World Report’), the institute connect engineers and physical scientists with clinicians and life scientists to address key unsolved problems and unmet needs in biomedicine. 

The Tech4health Institute is located at 433 First Avenue, part of the NYU Langone superblock in Midtown Manhattan. With state-of-the-art facilities and an advanced rapid-response engineering team, we aim to invent and build advanced devices and technologies for monitoring, modulating, and analyzing bio-signals. 

The lab PI, Prof. Haogang Cai is also affiliated with Department of Radiology and Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Contact Us

Thanks for your interest in our research. Get in touch with us for any questions or comments regarding our work and publications.

Interested in joining the lab? Please check the current openings here. We welcome all inquiries.

433 1st Ave, 10th floor

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