Congratulations to our undergraduate student Blake received Herff College of Engineering Scholarship!   -02/2024

Congratulations to our undergraduate student Omar is selected as outstanding junior student!   -02/2024

Welcome PhD student Renjie Ning join our lab!   -01/2024

Omar is selected to represent the UofM at the Posters at the Capitol in Nashville, congratulations!  -11/2023

Congratulations to our undergraduate student Blake for winning 1st place at the at the Works in Progress Symposium! -11/2023 

Dr. Gao has received a Community of Research Scholars (CoRS) grant ($5k) from the Division of Research and Innovation, University of Memphis  -11/2023 

Dr. Gao gave a seminar at University of Buffalo on "Acoustic bubbles in microfluidics for various biomedical applications" -10/2023 

Dr. Gao serve as a guest editor for a special issue of Micromachine "Recent Advances in Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip Platform in North America and Europe". This special issue is now open for submission. -9/2023 

Dr. Gao (with PI Dr. Daniel Foti, Co-PI Dr. Amir Hadadzadeh) has received a grant from the Office of Naval Research for a project "Cavitation Erosion: Model to Full Scale". -6/2023 

Congratulations to our PhD student Jonathan for winning 2nd place at the 35th Student Research Forum of UofM ! -4/2023 

Dr. Gao presented a talk on "Acoustic bubbles for cell pattering" at APS March Meeting. -3/2023 

Welcome undergraduate students Omar Alyousef and Blake Acree join our lab! -2/2023 

Dr. Gao has received Technology Development and Innovation Grant Award ($15k) from FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis. -12/2022 

Dr. Gao has received UIC Graduate College’s annual Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award for her doctoral dissertation entitled “Acoustic Bubbles in Microfluidics for Biological and Biomedical Applications.” This award reward outstanding doctoral dissertation in each of the Graduate College’s four divisions. -12/2022 

 Dr. Gao has received a Community of Research Scholars (CoRS) grant ($2.5k) from the Division of Research and Innovation, University of Memphis  -11/2022 

Welcome Undergraduate student Ross Jenner join our lab!   -10/2022

Dr. Gao presented a invited talk on "Acoustic bubbles: a promising tool for various biomedical applications" at the Department of Physics and Material Science, University of Memphis.   -9/2022 

Welcome PhD student Jonathan C Faulkner and undergraduate student Jordan C Worth join our lab!   -8/2022 

Dr. Gao joins the University of Memphis and founded Microfluidics Lab   -8/2022 

Dr. Gao joins the editorial board of “Frontiers in Lab on a Chip Technologies”    -6/2022 

Yuan Gao has received 2022 College of Engineering Exceptional Research Promise Award. This is a monetary award of $500 given by the college to recognize the research excellence of our graduate students, as measured by scholarly activities: impactful research through refereed publications, and other research-focused activities.    -5/2022 

Yuan Gao has received Second Runner-Up in the 2022 UIC Three Minute Thesis Competition    -3/2022 

Yuan Gao has received an Award for Graduate Research/the Deiss Award in Biomedical Graduate Research! The award is intended to recognize outstanding researchers among UIC graduate students. The recipients represent the excellence of our programs and students, and they will make outstanding contributions to learning and society. The award comes with $1,500 grant to enhance the quality of the recepients’ research, and to assist in their progress toward completion of the advanced degree.  -5/2021 

Yuan Gao has received a $500 research grant from Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid program. This program is highly competitive with only 12-15% funding rate. The fund will support Yuan for her project “Acoustic microfluidic pump for portable medical devices”.  -01/2019