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Prabhu Arumugam Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Micromanufacturing

Dr. Prabhu Arumugam is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University.  Professor Arumugam received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India, in 1995. He received his Master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas (UofA) at Fayetteville, in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Microelectronics and Photonics from UofA in 2005. He performed postdoctoral training at the University Affiliated Research Center at NASA Ames Research Center. Prior to joining Louisiana Tech, he was a Research Scientist at Advanced Diamond Technologies (a spin-off from Argonne National Laboratory), Eloret Corporation and SFC Fluidics. He received the Outstanding Mentor award for contributions to the development of STEM workforce from Higher Education Internship Program, NASA Ames.

Graduate Students

Gaurab Dutta

Gaurab Dutta (Ph.D. candidate, Major: Micro- and Nanoscale Systems, Engineering)

Gaurab received his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology on 2008. He worked in industry for 5 years before joining LA Tech. He did a summer project on the growth of ZnO nanowires at Surface Physics Division at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India. His current research is to develop a diamond electrochemical microsensor for chronic monitoring of neurochemicals.


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Haocheng Yin (Ph.D. candidate, Major: Micro- and Nanoscale Systems, Engineering)

Haocheng developed new micro fabrication processes using anodic aluminum oxide for DNA hairpin bio sensor. He designed a new wet etch process to fabricate ultra-small (<10 micron) anodic aluminum oxide patterns. His current project is to design, micro fabricate and characterize high-aspect ratio electrochemical probes.


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An-Yi Chang (Ph.D. candidate, Major: Micro- and Nanoscale Systems, Engineering)

An-Yi Chang received his M.S. Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. His research emphasis was on biological microfluidics. Particularly, designing microfluidics to study cell reactions in microenvironments. His current project is on developing microfluidics for on-chip biosensing and single cell analysis.




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Chao Tan (M.S. candidate, Major: Molecular Science & Nanotechnology)

Chao Tan received his bachelor in Science & Engineering of composite material from Donghua University. His research interest is to study the electrochemical properties of carbon nanofiber electrodes for electrochemical detection of bio analytes.