Sarah Du

E (Sarah) Du, PhD

Principal Investigator



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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

  • 4/2022 – current, Co-director, Center for SMART Health
  • 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)


  • Researcher of the Year Award at the rank of Associate Professor, FAU (2022)
  • 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)

Research Assistants

Darryl Dieujuste

Darryl Dieujuste

PhD Candidate, ME
Research topics: sickle cell disease

Babak Mosavati

PhD Candidate, ME
Research topics: organ-on-a-chip

Mustafa Ayanoglu  PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering  Email:  Research topics: Moisture absorption and mechanics of composite materials

Mustafa Ayanoglu

PhD Candidate, ME
Research topics: composite materials


Samaneh Rikhtehgaran

PhD Candidate, Physics
Research topics: cell biophysics

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Oladiran Oladokun

Master student, BioMedE
Research topics: biomechanics of malaria

High School Student

  • Diya Jain, Pine Crest School

High School Student

  • Deeksha Kumaresh, American Heritage School

Join us

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.