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Sarah Du

E (Sarah) Du, PhD

Principal Investigator

Email: edu@fau.edu

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Education

  • 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)

Awards

  • 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
Email: ddieujus@fau.edu
Research topics: sickle cell disease

Babak Mosavati

PhD Candidate, ME
Email: bmosavati2017@fau.edu
Research topics: organ-on-a-chip

Mustafa Ayanoglu  PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering  Email: mayanoglu2012@fau.edu  Research topics: Moisture absorption and mechanics of composite materials

Mustafa Ayanoglu

PhD Candidate, ME
Email: mayanoglu2012@fau.edu
Research topics: composite materials

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Samaneh Rikhtehgaran

PhD Candidate, Physics
Email: srikhtehgara2016@fau.edu
Research topics: cell biophysics

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Oladiran Oladokun

Master student, BioMedE
Email: ooladokun2020@fau.edu
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 edu@fau.edu. Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately.

Undergraduate research assistants

Interested and highly motivated students are encouraged to contact Prof. Sarah Du at edu@fau.edu 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 edu@fau.edu 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.