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
- Abt, V., Gringel, F., Han, A., Neubauer, P., & Birkholz, M. (2020). Separation, Characterization, and Handling of Microalgae by Dielectrophoresis. MICROORGANISMS. 8(4), 540-540.
- Yigit, S., Wang, H., Han, S., Cho, Y., & Han, A. (2020). Acoustofluidic microdevice for precise control of pressure nodal positions. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 24(7), 52.
- Xin, S., Dai, J., Gregory, C. A., Han, A., & Alge, D. L. (2020). Creating Physicochemical Gradients in Modular Microporous Annealed Particle Hydrogels via a Microfluidic Method. Advanced Functional Materials. 30(6), 1907102-1907102.
- Wippold, J. A., Huang, C., Stratis-Cullum, D., & Han, A. (2020). Enhancing droplet transition capabilities using sloped microfluidic channel geometry for stable droplet operation. BIOMEDICAL MICRODEVICES. 22(1), 15.
- Wippold, J. A., Wang, H., Tingling, J., Leibowitz, J. L., de Figueiredo, P., & Han, A. (2020). PRESCIENT: platform for the rapid evaluation of antibody success using integrated microfluidics enabled technology. Lab on a Chip - Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology. 20(9), 1628-1638.
- 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 (Clifton, N.J.). 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Xin, S., Dai, J., Han, A., & Alge, D. (2019). A microfluidic method for creating poly(Ethylene glycol) gradient microgel scaffolds to modulate human mesenchymal stem cell behavior. Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials and the Annual International Biomaterials Symposium. 40, 399.
- Huang, C., Wang, H., De Figueiredo, P., & Han, A. (2019). Automatic Membrane-Based Microfluidic Platform for Investigating the Emergence of Pathogenicity. 00, 2239-2242.
- Song-I, H., Huang, C., Kim, H. S., Han, A., & IEEE, .. (2019). IN-DROPLET CELL MANIPULATION BASED ON DIELECTROPHORETIC POLARITY. MEMS 2010: 23RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICRO ELECTRO MECHANICAL SYSTEMS, TECHNICAL DIGEST. 35-38.
- Huang, C., Han, S., & Han, A. (2019). In-Droplet Cell Separation Based on Different Dielectrophoretic Response. 00, 492-495.
- 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)