Welcome to Dr. Gao's Microfluidics Lab!

Our research focuses on gas/liquid interface engineering, micro/nano technologies, and biomedical applications. We seek to engineer revolutionary micro/nano systems for addressing the problems in biological and biomedical research related to healthcare.


Y. Gao, M. Wu, Y. Lin, and J. Xu, Trapping and control of bubbles in various microfluidic applications, Lab on a Chip, 2020, 20, 4512-4527 Link

Y. Gao, M. Wu, B. I. Gaynes, R. S. Dieter, and J. Xu, Study of ultrasound thrombolysis using acoustic bubbles in a microfluidic device, Lab on a Chip, 2021, 21, 3707-3714 Link

Y. Gao, M. Wu, Y. Lin, W. Zhao, and J. Xu, Acoustic bubble-based bidirectional micropump, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2020, 24, 29 Link

Y. Gao, M. Wu, Y. Lin, and J. Xu, Acoustic Microfluidic Separation Techniques and Bioapplications: A Review, Micromachines, 2020, 11(10), 921 Link

Y. Lin, C. Gao, Y. Gao, M. Wu, A.A Yazdi, and J. Xu, Acoustofluidic micromixer on lab-on-a-foil devices, Sensors and Actuators B, 2019, 287, 312-319 Link

Y. Lin, Y, Gao, M. Wu, R. Zhou, D. Chung, G. Piso and J. Xu, Acoustofluidic stick-and-play micropump built on foil for single-cell trapping, Lab on a Chip, 2019, 19, 3045-3053 Link

Y. Gao, M. Wu, and J. Xu, Acoustic Bubble for Spheroid Trapping, Rotation and Culture: A Tumor-on-a-Chip Platform (ABSTRACT platform), Lab on a Chip, 2022, 22, 805-813 Link

AC electroosmosis micromixing on a lab-on-a-foil microfluidic device, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 359 (2022): 131611 Link

Acoustic bubbles trapped by pillar arrays for controllable cell co-culture

In final preparation.

Acoustic bubbles for selective cell seeding within a 3D microfluidic scaffold

We thank the sponsors who supported these research works!