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Within the BML, we seek to develop fundamentally enabling MEMS-based process technologies, devices, and instruments that address critical needs in public health and facilitate the advancement of understanding in areas of medical relevance. We invite you to peruse our site and welcome further inquiries.

Masaru (Masa) Rao
Principal Investigator

UCR campus in winter (Image courtesy of UCR Photo Gallery)
Group photo, Spring 2014
National Academies report on graduate program quality ranks UCR Mechanical Engineering in the top 25% of all ME programs in the nation. Link

UCR Engineering & Natural Sciences programs collectively ranked 10th in the world in research impact by annual Leiden rankings. Link

Prof. Rao invited to give talk at THINFILMS 2016 conference in Oxide Thin Films, Nano- & Heterostructures Symposium.

Sami awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Prof. Rao invited to provide comments on nanopatterned antibacterial surface study performed by Prof. Albert Yee's group at UCI. Link to story.

Johnathan Carreon (UCR ME Undergrad) joins the BML.

Profs. Rao and M Shafie (LLU VA Neurology) awarded grant by UCR Center for Bioengineering Research for project entitled "Microneedle-enhanced thrombolysis for treatment of ischemic stroke."

Gerardo Ico (Nam Group, UCR BIEN) and Shannon's paper entitled "A Systematic Approach to Optimize Size-Dependent Piezoelectric and Mechanical Properties of Electrospun P(VDF-TrFE) Nanofibers for Enhanced Energy Harvesting" published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

Thuy Luu (Liu Group, UCI BME) and Shannon and Bryan's paper entitled "Micro and nano-patterned topographical cues for regulating macrophage cell shape and phenotype" published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

Prof. Rao invited to give talk at IEEE Nanomed 2015 conference in Nano/Microsystems for Clinical Diagnostics & Regeneration session.

Profs. G Aguilar (ME), Rao, JE Garay (ME), H Liu (BIEN), and L Mangolini (ME) awarded NSF grant entitled “PIRE: Synthesis of optical materials for bioapplications: Research, Education, Recruitment, and Outreach (SOMBRERO)”. Link to NSF press release. Link to UCR Today article.