Publications and Patents

Book Chapters:
1. L. Que, Thermal Actuation, in Comprehensive Microsystems, Y. Gianchandani, O. Tabata, H. Zappe (Editors in Chief), Volume 2, pp. 69-100. Amsterdam: Elsevier 2008
2. L. Que and Y. B. Gianchandani, MOEMS Actuation and Sensing, in Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems, M. E. Motamedi (Editor), pp. 121-210, SPIE–Optical Engineering PRESS, 2005

 

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications (J: Journal, C: Conference):
[J47] P. Pathak and L. Que, "A CNT thin film FET biosensor," JNN (Under review)
[C46] Y. Tseng and L. Que, "Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotube-based hybrid nanomaterial for energy application," Accepted
[J45] H. Yin, X. Li and L. Que, "Fabrication and characterization of the arrayed aluminum oxide thin film micropatterns on glass substrate," Microelectronic Engineering (revision)
[J44] X. Li, H. Yin and L. Que, "Nanostructured aluminum oxide-based fluorescence immunosensor," Biomedical Microdevices (revision)
[J43] W. Cheng, Y. He, A. Chang and L. Que, "A microfluidic chip for controlled release of drugs from microcapsules," Biomicrofluidics 7, 064102 (2013)
[J42] Y. He, S. Vasiraju and L. Que, "Hybrid nanomaterial-based nanofluids for micropower generation," RSC Adv., 2014, 4(5), 2433-2439
[C41] X. Li, H. Yin and L. Que, "A microfluidic nanostructured fluorescence sensor for biomolecular binding detection," Proc. IEEE Sensors Conference, pp.625-628, 2013
[C40] Y. He, S. Vasiraju and L. Que, "A fluidic microenergy generator enabled by hybrid nanomaterial nanofluids," Proc. IEEE Sensors Conference, pp.1420-1423, 2013
[C39] X. Li, H. Yin, T. Wang and L. Que, "Optical characterization of micropatterned anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) using UV light for its fluorescence applications," Proc. IEEE Sensors Conference, pp.1208-1211, 2013
[C38] W. Cheng, Y. He and L. Que, "Controlled drug release in a microfluidic device with droplet merging and storage functions," Proc. IEEE Sensors Conference, pp.1815-1818, 2013
[J37] Y. He, X. Li and L. Que, "A transparent nanostructured optical biosensor," Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 10, 767-774 (2014)
[J36] Y. Tseng, Y. He and L. Que, "Ultrasensitive thin film infrared sensors enabled by hybrid nanomaterial," Analyst, 138, 3053-3057(2013)
[J35] X. Li, Y. He and L. Que, "Fluorescence detection and imaging of biomolecules using the micropatterned nanostructured aluminum oxide," Langmuir, 2013, 29 (7), pp 2439-2445
[C34] Y. Tseng, Y. He, S. Vasiraju, Z. Gong, W. Cheng, W. Chen and L. Que, "Using nanomaterials for local temperature enhancement for thermoelectric microgenerators," Proceeding of Power MEMS, pp. 235-238, 2012
[C33] P. Dahal, P. Pathak, S. Yadav, Z. Gong and L. Que, "Liquid energy harvesting device using carbon nanotube thin film," Proceeding of Power MEMS, pp. 303-306, 2012
[J32] Y. Tseng, Y. He, S. Lakshmanan, C. Yang, W. Chen and L. Que, "Optical and thermal response of single-walled carbon nanotubes-copper sulfide nanoparticles hybrid nanomaterials," Nanotechnology, 23 (2012) 455708 (online on October 22, 2012)
[J31] X. Li, Y. He, T. Zhang and L. Que, "Aluminum oxide nanostructure-based substrates for fluorescence enhancement," Optics Express, Vol. 20, No. 19, pp. 21272-21277 (2012)
[C30] Y. He, W. Cheng, Y. Zhao, Y. Lvov and L. Que, "Controlled release of drugs with nanostructured capsules in microdroplets," Proc. of IEEE SENSORS, pp.781-784, 2012
[J29] T. Zhang, Y. He, J. Wei and L. Que, "Nanostructured optical microchips for cancer biomarker detection," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 38 (2012), pp. 382-388 (online on June 26, 2012)
[J28] Z. Gong, Y. He, A. Tseng, C. O'Neal and L. Que, "A micromachined carbon nanotube film cantilever-based energy cell," Nanotechnology, 23 (2012) 335401 (online on July 31, 2012)
[J27] Y. He, X. Li and L. Que, "Fabrication and characterization of lithographically patterned and optically transparent anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) nanostructure thin film," Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN), Vol. 12, No. 10, 7915-7921 (2012)
[C26] X. Li, Y. He, T. Zhang, T. Lee and L. Que, "Lithographically patterned anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) nanostructures for fluorescence enhancement," Proceeding of IEEE NANO 2012, pp. 1-4, 2012
[C25] Z. Gong, A. Tseng, Y. He, C. O'Neal and L. Que, "Energy scavenging microdevices enabled by carbon nanotube film," Proceeding of IEEE NANO 2012
[J24] Z. Gong, A. Tseng, Y. He, and L. Que, "Studies of self-reciprocating characteristic of carbon nanotube film-based cantilevers under light and thermal radiation," Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN), Vol. 12, No. 1, 350-355 (2012)
[J23] T. Zhang, P. Pathak, S. Karandikar, R. Giorno, and L. Que, "A polymer nanostructured Fabry-Perot interferometer based biosensor," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 30, 128 (2011) (published online on 09/06/2011)
[J22] P. Pathak, H. Zhao, Z. Gong, T. Zhang, F. Nie, K. Cui, Z. Wang, S. Wong and L. Que, "Real-time monitoring of cell viability using direct electrical measurement with a patch-clamp microchip," Biomedical Microdevices, V. 13, No. 5, 949 (2011) (published online on 06/23/2011)
[C21] Z. Gong, V. Kotipalli, Y. He, J. Soman, C. O'Neal and L. Que, “Fabrication of carbon nanotube film-piezoelectric (CNF-PZT) microcantilevers for energy harvesting application,” 2-page abstract in Proceeding of EIPBN 2011 (oral presentation)
[C20] Y. He, X. Zhang, P. Dahal, A. Koirala, Z. Gong, A. Gunasekaran, Y. Lvov and L. Que, “Nanocomposite-beam based microresonator fabricated by combining microlithography and layer-by-layer nanoassembly,” 2-page abstract in Proceeding of EIPBN 2011 (poster presentation)
[J19] S. Penmetsa, K. Nagrajan, Z. Gong, D. Mills, and L. Que, “Biological Cell Controllable Patch-Clamp Microchip,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 263702 (2010) (also selected for the January 1, 2011 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research)
[J18] Z. Gong, H. Zhao, T. Zhang, F. Nie, P. Pathak, K. Cui, Z. Wang, S. Wong and L. Que, “Drug Effects Analysis on Cells Using a High Throughput Microfluidic Chip,” Biomedical Microdevices, V. 13, No. 1, 215 (2011) (published online on 10/27/2010)
[J17] V. Kotipalli, Z. Gong, P. Pathak, T. Zhang, Y. He, S. Yadav and L. Que, “Light and Thermal Energy Cell Based on Carbon Nanotube Films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 124102 (2010) (also selected for the September 27, 2010 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology)
[J16] T. Zhang, Z. Gong, R. Giorno, L. Que, “A Nanostructured Fabry-Perot Interferometer,” Optics Express,Vol. 18, No. 19, pp.20282-20288 (2010) (highlighted as a newsbreak "Polymer uFPI beats semiconductor-based design for biosensing" in Laser Focus World Magazine in November 2010)
[J15] T.  Zhang, S. Talla, Z. Gong, S. Karandikar, R. Giorno, L. Que, “Biochemical Sensing with A Polymer-Based Micromachined Fabry-Perot Sensor,” Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 17, pp.18394-18400 (2010)
[C14] P. Pathak, H. Zhao, Z. Gong, F. Nie, T. Zhang, S. Wong, L. Que, “Real-Time Tagless Monitoring of Cell Viability Using Patch-Clamp Microdevices,” Proc. of IEEE Sensors, pp.2482-2485, 2010
[C13]  V. Kotipalli, Z. Gong, Y. He, S. Yadav, S. Penmetsa, J. Wei, L. Que, “Carbon Nanotube Film-Based Cantilever for Light and Thermal Energy Harvesting,” Proc. of IEEE Sensors, pp.1165-1168, 2010
[C12] T. Zhang, S. Karandikar, Z. Gong, R. Giorno, L. Que, “Label-Free Biosensing Using A Nanostructured Fabry-Perot Interferometer,” Proc. of IEEE Sensors, pp.2065-2068, 2010
[C11] Z. Gong, S. Karandikar, X. Zhang, V. Kotipalli, Y. Lvov, L. Que, “Composite Nanomaterial Thin Film-Based Biosensors,” Proc. of IEEE Sensors, pp.29-32, 2010
[C10] Z. Gong, F. Nie, T. Zhang, P. Pathak, Z. Wang, H. Zhao, S. Wong, L. Que, “High Throughput Analysis of Drug Effects on Single Breast Cancer Cells Using Droplet-Microfluidic Devices,” Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on MEMS, pp. 1015-1018, 2010
[C9] T. Zhang, Z. Gong, R. Giorno, L. Que, "Signal Sensitivity and Intensity Enhancement for A Polymer-Based Fabry-Perot Interferometer with Embedded Nanostructures in Its Cavity", Proc. of 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators & Microsystems (Transducers'09), pp. 2310-2313, 2009
[C8] S. Penmetsa, K. Nagrajan, Z. Gong, D. Mills, L. Que, "A Patch-Clamp Device with Cell sorting and Positioning Function", Proc. of 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators & Microsystems (Transducers'09), pp. 81-84, 2009
[C7] Z. Gong, S. Penmesta, Z. Zheng, Y. Lvov, L. Que, "Encapsulation of Microparticles and Biomolecules Based on Layer-by-Layer Nanoassembly Techniques with Microfluidics Droplet Devices", Proc. of 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators & Microsystems (Transducers' 09), pp. 1043-1046, 2009
[C6] T. Zhang, Z. Gong, L. Que, "A White-Light Source Operated Polymer-Based Micromachined Fabry-Perot Chemo/Biosensor",Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on NEMS, pp. 177-180, 2009
[C5] Z. Gong, K. Nagrajan, S.Penmetsa, D. Mills, L. Que, "A Patch-Clamp Device with Integrated Actuators for Cell Selection and Positioning", Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on NEMS, pp. 278-281, 2009
[C4] S. Madisetti, Z. Zheng, Z. Gong, S. Penmetsa, Y. Lvov, L. Que, "Layer-by-Layer Nanoscale-Coating of Microparticles with A Droplet Microfluidic Device", Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on NEMS, pp. 440-443, 2009
[C3] S. Penmetsa, T. Zhang, Z. Gong, T. Lee, L. Que, "Design and Modeling of A Tunable Optical Antenna Enabled by A Micromachined Actuator", Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on NEMS, pp. 172-176, 2009
[J2] B. Mitra, C. Wilson, L. Que, P. Selvaganapathy, and Y. B. Gianchandani, "Microfluidic Discharge-Based Optical Sources for Detection of Biochemical," Lab-on-a-Chip, pp.60-65, 2006
[J1] K. Udeshi, K. Liao, L. Que, Y. Gianchandani, and A. Galvanauskas, “Programmable Optical Wave Form Shaper on A Microchip," Applied Physics Letters, 89, 031120, 2006 (also selected for the August 7, 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology)

 

Presentations (P):
[P4] S. Talla, J. Wang, R. Giorno, L. Que, "A Disposable Antibody-Based MEMS Optical Biosensor", presented at Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology (CBD S&T) Conference on 16-20 November 2009, Dallas, TX
[P3] Z. Gong, V. Kotipalli, C. O'Neal, L. Que, "A Piezoelectric Photovoltaic Micropower Generation (PPVMG) Chip", Invited presentation at Lockheed Martin Special Symposium, NSTI-Nanotech 2009, Houston, TX
[P2] Z. Gong, X. Zhang, P. Dahal, Y. He, Y. Lvov and L. Que, "Fabrication of micro and nanodevices using nanocomposite materials by combining layer-by-layer nanoassembly and optical lithography," Materials Science & Technology 2010, Houston, TX
[P1] V. Kotipalli, P. Pathak, T. Zhang, Z. Gong, J. Ypya and L. Que, "Optical and thermal characterization of carbon nanotube film for energy harvesting applications," Materials Science & Technology 2010, Houston, TX

 

Selected Patents:
8. Dynamic plasmonics-enabled signal enhancement. Application # 20080285039.
7. Raman system on a chip. US Patent 7,505,128.
6. Vertically aligned silicon nanowire actuators and switches. Patent pending.
5. Collection probe for use in a Raman spectrometer system and methods of making and using the same. US Patent 7,411,670
4. A battery-operated, wavelength-tunable, optical source for fluorescent detection of biochemicals. US Patent 7,142,303
3. Micromechanical phase-shifting gate optical modulator. US Patent 6,337,718
2. Latching mechanism for MEMS actuator and method of fabrication. US Patent 6,549,107
1. Two-dimensional tunable filter array for a matrix of integrated fiber optic input-output light channels. US Patent 6,449,410