Archive for December, 2016
We are very pleased to announce our newest Associate Editor – Joel Voldman!
Joel is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. His research is at the intersection of biology and microtechnology, applying microfabrication technology to illuminate biological systems, especially at the cellular level. His group develops technologies that enhance or enable the acquisition of information from cells. Joel’s work builds upon various disciplines: electrical engineering, microfabrication, bioengineering, surface science, fluid mechanics and mass transport. He takes a quantitative approach to designing technology, using both analytical and numerical modelling to gain fundamental understanding of the technologies. You can find out more about Joel’s research on his homepage. Joel adds “Having been a reader of and contributor to Lab on a Chip since its inception, I am looking forward to helping the journal and the microfluidics community to publish the best microfluidics research here.”
Joel will be handling papers from 1 January 2017, so submit your best work to him!
Read Joel’s recent Lab on a Chip paper which was also featured in Chemistry World:
Monitoring sepsis using electrical cell profiling
Javier Prieto, Hao-Wei Su, Han Wei Hou, Miguel Pinilla Vera, Bruce Levy, Rebecca Baron, Jongyoon Han and Joel Voldman
Lab Chip, 2016, 16, 4333-4340
Abraham (Abe) Lee is the William J. Link Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department with an appointment also in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California, Irvine in the USA. He also serves as the Director of the “Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics” (CADMIM), an NSF I/UCRC currently with more than 10 industrial members. Over his career, Abe has developed a series of lab-on-a-chip devices for biomedical and biotechnological applications. His current research focuses on the development of active integrated microfluidics and droplet microfluidic platforms for the following applications: point-of-care and molecular diagnostics, “smart” theranostic microparticles for early detection and treatment, sample preparation for cell sorting and enrichment, single cell processing and analysis, and organ-on-chip devices for drug screening. His research has also contributed to the founding of several start-up companies.
Abe takes on the he role from Professor George Whitesides, our previous Editor-in-Chief to whom we are extremely grateful for his vision and leadership throughout a period of continued success for the journal. Abe was the first Lab on a Chip Associate Editor who started handling papers in 2011 and now we look forward to working with him as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal towards an even more dynamic and exciting future for Lab on a Chip! Abe adds “I am humbled and honoured to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief for Lab on a Chip. Now in its 16th year, Lab on a Chip is built on the pioneering visions of “giants of miniaturization”, most notably the founding Managing Editor Harp Minhas and Editor-in-Chief Andreas Manz, followed by George Whitesides’ leadership the last 5 years. The journal has soundly established itself as the leading journal for micro- and nano-scale science and technologies towards the ultimate goal of miniaturizing, accelerating and automating chemical and biological laboratory processes on a “chip-scale” platform. As I assume my new position and announce our new scope, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a most fulfilling New Year in 2017. ” More details on the revised scope of Lab on a Chip are on the journal webpage.