E (Sarah) Du, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering



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  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering, 2011 (Advisor: Dr. Souran Manoochehri)
  • M.S. and B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University, 2005/2002

Professional Experience

  • 8/2019 – current, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University
  • 8/2014 – 7/2019, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University
  • 4/2011 – 7/2014, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT (Advisors: Drs. Subra Suresh and Ming Dao)


  • Engineers’ Council STEM Educator Award (2019)
  • Researcher of the Year Award at the rank of Assistant Professor, FAU (2018)
  • Faculty Research Mentoring Program award, FAU (2015)
  • NIH mHealth Scholar, NIH-UCLA (2015)
  • James Harry Potter Award for outstanding performance in doctorate program, Stevens Institute of Technology (2011)

Darryl Dieujuste

PhD Candidate, ME


Research topics: smart biosensors, sickle cell disease

Babak Mosavati

PhD Candidate, ME


Research topics: organ-on-a-chip, artificial blood

Mustafa Ayanoglu

PhD Candidate, ME


Research topics: water absorption and mechanics of composites with voids

Samaneh Rikhtehgaran

PhD Candidate, Physics


Research topics: Biophysics, medical physics

Gillian Reglas

MS, Bioengineering


Research topics: biophysics of hemoglobin, artificial blood

Manal Imran

MS, Bioengineering


Research topics: biophysics of blood cells

Delaney Dobson

UG Summer Research Intern


Research topics: inkjet printed biosensors and microfluidics

Guillermo Gayoso

UG Summer Research Intern


Research topics: inkjet printed wearable biosensors

Kofi Meighan

Pine Crest School

Deeksha Kumaresh

American Heritage School

Prof. Ofelia Alvarez, M.D., Professor of Clinical; Director, Pediatric Sickle Cell Program, University of Miami

Prof. Leif A. Carlsson, Ph.D., J.M. Rubin Foundation Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Prof. Ming Dao, Ph.D., Principal Investigator & Director, Nanomechanics Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prof. Erik Engeberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Prof. Xuejin Li, Ph.D., ZJU-100 Young Professor, Zhejiang Universitty

Prof. Andrew V. Oleinikov, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University

Prof. Claudia O Rodrigues, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, University of Miami

Dr. Tim Satchwell, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol

Prof. Subra Suresh, Ph.D., Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering Emeritus, MIT; NTU President and Distinguished University Professor

Prof. Jianning Wei, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Prof. Emmanuelle Tognoli, Ph.D., Research Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Prof. Doug Hutchinson, M.D., Professor, University of Utah

Graduate Students

KNU Galpayage Dona (PhD 2020), Postdoc at Temple University

Jia Liu (PhD 2019), Postdoc at University of Connecticut

Yuhao Qiang (PhD 2019), Postdoc at MIT

Yining(Evan) Tian (MS 2019), Charpie Intelligence Tech.

Jiaran Zhou (MS 2016)

Undergraduate Students

Ladd Brown (2020 – 2021), ME, FAU

Roberson Robert (2021 Spring), NSF learn scholar, FAU

Anthony Nguyen (2021 Spring), NSF learn scholar, FAU

Napatarong (Bill) Wannaphaschaiyong (2018), ME, FAU

Lyndsey Mandelare (2016), ME, FAU

Katrina Ramsamooj (2016), Chemistry, FAU

Rachel Zhuang (2015), Biomedical engineering, University of Southern California

Michal Mian (2015- 2016), ME, FAU

Sara Zima (2015), Biology, FAU

High School Students

Eeshani Behara (2019-2020), American Heritage School

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Shaofeng Wu (2019-2020), Lecturer, Hangzhou Dianzi University

Jinrong Zhang (2018), Associate professor, Chang’an University

Fan Yang (2017-2018), PhD student, Nanjing University of Science and Technology

The Living Devices & Biosensors Lab invites highly motivated students to apply for following positions:

Graduate research assistants (RA)

To work on microfluidics and biotechnology projects that integrate engineering and life sciences at the micro/nano scale. Student with a master’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Biomedical, Bioengineering or related disciplines are preferred. Prior education/research experience in life sciences, biomaterials, mechanics, microfluidics, sensors, micro-fabrication, or electronics are big advantages. Please apply if you are admitted to FAU or a current student at FAU. To apply, please email CV and a brief research statement to Prof. Sarah Du at Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately.

Undergraduate research assistants

Interested and highly motivated students are encouraged to contact Prof. Sarah Du at regarding the opportunities of Directed Independent Research and Research Internships.

Post-Doc research associate (closed)

Requires a PhD preferably in materials science, mechanical, electrical, biomedical, bioengineering, or a related field. Experience in at least one of the following areas is required: hands-on experience in microfabrication, instrumentation, microfluidics, and biosensors. Highly motivated and responsible, with a passion in fundamental research. Must be able to work with a multidisciplinary group of students and faculty. To apply, email Prof. Sarah Du at a brief summary of research interests, CV,  three representative publications, and two references (names and contact information). Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.