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.

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Academic Articles110
  • Zhang, H., Anoop, K., Huang, C., Sadr, R., Gupte, R., Dai, J., & Han, A. (2022). A circular gradient-width crossflow microfluidic platform for high-efficiency blood plasma separation. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 354, 131180-131180.
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  • Kim, S., Richardson, L., Radnaa, E., Chen, Z., Rusyn, I., Menon, R., & Han, A. (2022). Molecular mechanisms of environmental toxin cadmium at the feto-maternal interface investigated using an organ-on-chip (FMi-OOC) model. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 422, 126759-126759.
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  • Rogers, R. E., Haskell, A., White, B. P., Dalal, S., Lopez, M., Tahan, D., ... Kaunas, R. (2021). A Scalable System for Generation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived from Induced Pluripotent Cells Employing Bioreactors and Degradable Microcarriers. Stem Cells Translational Medicine. 10(12), 1650-1665.
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  • Radnaa, E., Urrabaz-Garza, R., Elrod, N. D., de Castro Silva, M., Pyles, R., Han, A., & Menon, R. (2021). Generation and characterization of human Fetal membrane and Decidual cell lines for reproductive biology experiments. Biology of Reproduction.
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  • Purnima Kotu, S., 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. 129-142. CRC Press.
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  • Park, J., Kim, S., Li, J., & Han, A. (2015). Multi-compartment NeuronGlia Coculture Microsystem. Neuromethods. Biffi, E. (Eds.), Neuromethods. 149-159. Springer New York.
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  • Park, J., Kim, S., Li, J., & Han, A. (2014). Axon length quantification microfluidic culture platform for growth and regeneration study.. Methods Mol Biol. Murray, A. J. (Eds.), Methods in Molecular Biology. 85-95. Springer New York.
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  • Hou, H., Li, L., Cho, Y., de Figueiredo, P., & Han, A. (2011). Microfabricated Microbial Fuel Cell Arrays. Recent Advances in Microbiology. 1-12. Apple Academic Press.
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  • Londe, G., Han, A., & Cho, H. J. (2008). MEMS for Nanotechnology: Top-down Perspective. Seal, S. (Eds.), Functional Nanostructures. 107-167. Springer New York.
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Conference Papers73
  • Tantengco, O., Richardson, L., Radnaa, E., Kammala, A. K., Kechichian, T., Ganguly, E., ... Menon, R. (2022). Cervix-on-a-chip for investigating ascending Ureaplasma parvum infection in pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 226(1), S12-S13.
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  • Richardson, L., Kammala, A. K., Kim, S., Han, A., & Menon, R. (2022). Novel Bench-To-Bedside Tools: Feto-Maternal Interface Organ-On-Chip’s. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 226(1), S712-S712.
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  • Kammala, A. K., Richardson, L., Kim, S., Costantine, M. M., Taylor, R., Han, A., & Menon, R. (2022). Testing Pharmacokinetics and Efficacy of Pravastatin Using Feto-Maternal Interface Organ-On-Chips. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 226(1), S496-S496.
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  • Kim, S., Richardson, L., Radnaa, E., Chen, Z., Rusyn, I., Menon, R., & Han, A. (2021). Determining the Impact of Environmental Toxin Cadmium at the Feto-Maternal Interface Using an Organ-on-Chip (FMi-OOC) Device.. REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES. 28(SUPPL 1), 111A-111A.
  • Tantengco, O., Richardson, L., Medina, P. M., Han, A., & Menon, R. (2021). Cervical epithelial organ-on-chip: a platform to study cellular remodeling of the cervix. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY. 224(2), S408-S408.
Repository Documents / Preprints1
  • Jiang, Y., Zhang, H., Wippold, J. A., Gupta, J., Dai, J., de Figueiredo, P., Leibowitz, J. L., & Han, A. (2020). Sub-second heat inactivation of coronavirus.
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Texas A&M University; Electrical Engineering; 3128 TAMU
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