His research interests are in solving grand challenge problems in the broad areas of health and energy through the use of micro/nano systems technologies. His work in these areas has focused on the development of in vivo like in vitro systems through microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies (e.g., organ-on-a-chip & microphysiological systems, developmental neurobiology models of the central nervous system, blood-brain-barrier-on-a-chip, gastrointestinal tract-on-a-chip, high throughput live cell arrays), development of high throughput single-cell physio-chemical analysis platforms, and development of microbial systems as biorefineries for bioelectricity and biofuel production while simultaneously utilizing wastewater.
He has co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF), and several other international sponsors and private companies. He currently serves as the editorial board member of the journal PLoS ONE and as an associate editor for the journal Biomedical Microdevices.
- Ph.D. in , Georgia Institute of Technology - (Atlanta, Georgia, United States) 2005
- M.S. in , University of Cincinnati - (Cincinnati, Ohio, United States) 2000
- B.S. in , Seoul National University - (Seoul, South Korea) 1997
- Jiang, Y., Zhang, H., Wippold, J. A., Gupta, J., Dai, J., Figueiredo, P., Leibowitz, J. L., & Han, A. (2021). Cover Image, Volume 118, Number 5, May 2021. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING. 118(5), i-i.
- Ouyang, Y., Chen, D., Fu, Y., Shi, W., Provin, T., Han, A., ... Zhou, J. (2021). Direct cell extraction from fresh and stored soil samples: Impact on microbial viability and community compositions. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 155, 108178-108178.
- Tantengco, O., Richardson, L. S., Medina, P., Han, A., & Menon, R. (2021). Organ‐on‐chip of the cervical epithelial layer: A platform to study normal and pathological cellular remodeling of the cervix. FASEB J. 35(4), e21463.
- Tantengco, O., Richardson, L., Medina, P. M., Han, A., & Menon, R. (2021). 649 Cervical epithelial organ-on-chip: a platform to study cellular remodeling of the cervix. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 224(2), s408-S408.
- Huang, C., Zhang, H., Han, S., & Han, A. (2021). Cell Washing and Solution Exchange in Droplet Microfluidic Systems.. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. 93(24), 8622-8630.
- Kotu, S. P., Han, S., Han, A., Mannan, S., & Jayaraman, A. (2019). Lab-on-a-Chip Model for Investigating the Effect of Biocides on Co-Culture Biofilms. Oilfield Microbiology. (pp. 129-142). CRC Press.
- Park, J., Kim, S., Li, J., & Han, A. (2015). Multi-compartment Neuron–Glia Coculture Microsystem. Neuromethods. Biffi, E. (Eds.), Microfluidic and Compartmentalized Platforms for Neurobiological Research. (pp. 149-159). Springer New York.
- Park, J., Kim, S., Li, J., & Han, A. (2014). Axon Length Quantification Microfluidic Culture Platform for Growth and Regeneration Study. Methods in Molecular Biology. Murray, A. J. (Eds.), Axon Growth and Regeneration. (pp. 85-95). Springer New York.
- Hou, H., Li, L., Cho, Y., de Figueiredo, P., & Han, A. (2011). Microfabricated Microbial Fuel Cell Arrays. Recent Advances in Microbiology. (pp. 1-12). Apple Academic Press.
- Londe, G., Han, A., & Cho, H. J. (2008). MEMS for Nanotechnology: Top-down Perspective. Seal, S. (Eds.), Functional Nanostructures. (pp. 107-167). Springer New York.
- Huang, C., Han, S., & Han, A. (2020). Droplet Solution Exchange Platform Utilizing Dielectrophoretic Force. 26TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICRO ELECTRO MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS 2013). 00, 1086-1089.
- Cheng, W. L., Sadr, R., & Han, A. (2019). A Comprehensive Study of Asymmetric Micro-Droplet Splitting in T-Junction. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME/JSME/KSME JOINT FLUIDS ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, 2019, VOL 3B.
- Huang, C., Wang, H., De Figueiredo, P., & Han, A. (2019). Automatic Membrane-Based Microfluidic Platform for Investigating the Emergence of Pathogenicity. 00, 2239-2242.
- Huang, C., Han, S., & Han, A. (2019). In-Droplet Cell Separation Based on Different Dielectrophoretic Response. 00, 492-495.
- Han, S., Huang, C., & Han, A. (2019). Measurement of Dielectric Properties of Microalgae with Different Lipid Content Using Electrorotation and Negative Dielectrophoresis Cell Trap. 00, 960-963.
- Microfluidic System With Cell-Separating Powers May Unravel How Novel Pathogens Attack Texas A&M Today November 30, 2020
- NIH awards $35.5 million to use bioengineered organ models to improve clinical trials EurekAlert! September 30, 2020
- Texas A&M researchers developing device to identify antibodies to fight COVID-19 Homeland Preparedness News June 4, 2020
- Sobahi, Nebras Mohammedkamal A (2017-12). DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH-THROUGHPUT IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY-BASED MICROFLUIDIC PLATFORM FOR DETECTING AND ANALYZING CELLS AND PARTICLES. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Buonocore, John Edward (2017-05). Microfluidics Based Neuronal Aggregate Culturing Device for High Throughput Drug Screening. (Master's Thesis)
- Erbay, Celal (2016-08). Micro/Nano Technologies for Achieving Sustainable Microbial Electrochemical Cell Systems. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Wang, Han (2015-08). Development of Acoustic Microfluidic Platforms for Separation and Analysis of Particles and Cells. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Krenek, Keith (2015-05). Microfluidic Acoustic System to Generate Aged Yeast for Cell Aging Studies. (Master's Thesis)