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.
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)
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.