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Krenicki Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair

Dr. Ki Chon
Phone: (860) 486-4767
Email: kchon@engr.uconn.edu


Lisa Ephraim
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Phone: (860) 486-0163
E-mail: lisae@engr.uconn.edu

Jennifer Desrosiers
Financial Assistant II
Phone: (860) 486-0116
E-mail: jennd@engr.uconn.edu

Birgit Sawstrom
Admin Service Assistant III
Phone: (860) 486-5838
E-mail: birgit.sawstrom@uconn.edu


Main Office Address

Biomedical Engineering Department
A.B. Bronwell Building, Room 217
260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Phone: (860) 486-5838
Fax: (860) 486-2500

Hoshino, Kazunori

Kazunori Hoshino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests:  
Nano/micro-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS); detection, imaging and analysis of cancer cells; nano and micro scale mechanical sensing and optical imaging.
260 Glenbrook Rd Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Office Phone:   860-486-4294
Office Fax:   860-486-2500
BS University of Tokyo MS University of Tokyo Ph.D. University of Tokyo

Research Summary:

He studies nano/micro-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS) for biomedical applications. The two focus areas are: (1) Detection and analysis of cancer cells He investigates smart microfluidic systems to capture and analyze cancer cells. He developed a system that successfully separated cancer cells from clinical blood samples of patients with breast, prostate, colon, and lung cancer. (2) Nano and micro scale mechanical sensing and optical imaging. Microfabricated mechanical sensors are strong tools for biomedical analysis. He has designed, fabricated and evaluated micro-scale mechanical sensors for scanning probe microscopy, cell manipulation, and tactile sensing. He has also developed several types of micro mechanical scanners for imaging applications including hand-held confocal miscopy, optical coherence tomography (OCT), compound eye-shaped robot vision system, and ultra-high resolution full color displays. He co-authored a book titled, Molecular Sensors and Nanodevices (Elsevier 2013) and has more than 100 peer reviewed publications. He is the inventor of 6 US patents and 12 Japanese patents.

More information can be found on my website

Honors and Awards:
  • NEDO (the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan) Industrial Technology Research Grant
  • MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan) grant
  • JSPS (the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) grant
Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

  1. K. Hoshino, P.P. Joshi, G. Bhave, K.V. Sokolov, and X.J. Zhang, “Use of colloidal quantum dots as a digitally switched swept light source for gold nanoparticle based hyperspectral microscopy,” Biomedical Optics Express, 5, 1610-1615, 2014.
  2. P. Chen, Y.-Y. Huang, K. Hoshino, and X.J. Zhang, “Multiscale immunomagnetic enrichment of circulating tumor cells: from tubes to microchips,” Lab on a Chip, 14, 446-458, 2014.
  3. K. Hoshino, P. Cheng, Y.-Y Huang and X.J. Zhang, “Computational analysis of immunomagnetic rare cell separation from a particulate blood flow,” Analytical Chemistry, 84, 4292-4299, 2012.
  4. K. Hoshino, A. Gopal, M.S. Glaz, D.A. Vanden Bout, and X.J. Zhang, “Nanoscale Fluorescence Imaging with Quantum Dot Near-field Electroluminescence,” Applied Physics Letters, 101, 043118, 2012.
  5. K. Hoshino, Y.-Y. Huang, N. Lane, M. Huebschman, J.W. Uhr, E.P. Frenkel and X.J. Zhang, “Microchip-based Immunomagnetic Detection of Circulating Tumor Cell,” Lab on a Chip, 11, 3449-3457, 2011