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.


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

Health Technology and Engineering Institute (Tech4Health) is a new institute at NYU Grossman School of Medicine (NYUGSOM), one of the foremost medical schools in the United States (recently ranked No. 4 by ‘U.S. News & World Report’). Our mission is to design technologies to improve human health. We serve as a hub for the development of new enabling technologies that will advance basic biomedical discovery and clinical care.

Located on a newly renovated floor on the NYUGSOM superblock on 1st Avenue, Tech4Health is home to a diverse and rapidly growing group of investigators committed to the development of new tools and technologies for monitoring, modulating, and analyzing bio-signals. Tech4Health core staff includes faculty, students, and a cadre of professional engineers. We work closely with clinical and research departments around NYUGSOM, as well as with faculty at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering.


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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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