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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 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

Kenneth Ply (UCR ME Undergrad) joins the BML.

Omid's paper entitled "Fenestrated titanium microneedles for ocular drug delivery" published in Sensors and Actuators B.

Profs. L Mangolini (ME), G Aguilar (ME), E Franco (ME), S Skumar (ME), SM Mathaudhu (ME), and Rao awarded DoEd grant entitled “GAANN Fellowships in Mechanical Engineering."

Prof. Rao invited to give talk at T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope.

Shannon's paper entitled “Vascular stents with submicrometer-scale surface patterning realized via titanium deep reactive ion etching" published in Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering.

Profs. Rao and H Tsutsui (ME) awarded UCR Collaborative Seed Grant entitled “Ultrahigh throughput mechanoporation proof-of-concept study for adoptive cell transfer cancer immunotherapy”.