Kazunori Hoshino, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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
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.
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