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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

BML goes to MRS Spring 2016:
- Harish presents his work on ultrahigh throughput mechanoporation, performed in collaboration with the Tsutsui Group (UCR ME).
- Duncan, Vinh, & Kenny present their work on nanoporous titania growth optimization, performed in collaborarion with the Christopher Group (UCR CEE).
- Bryan & Duncan present their work on nanocrystalline Ti for biomedical microdevice applications, performed in collaboration with the Zhu (NCSU MSE) & Mathaudhu (UCR ME) Groups.

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.

Prashant Ghaiy (UCR ME Undergrad) joins the BML.

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.

Prof. Rao invited to give talk at City of Hope - UC Riverside Biomedical Research Initiative Workshop.

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.