Prof. Tingrui Pan received B.E. degree in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) and M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, M.S.E.E. degree and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.  In 2006, Prof. Pan joined in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Micro-Nano Innovations (MiNI) Laboratory (  He also co-directs Center for Nano and Micro Manufacturing (CNM²) (, a shared-use nanofabrication facility for microelectronics and life sciences.  His current research interests include microfluidics, nanomaterials, bio-nano-interface, bioelectricity, lab-on-a-chip, digital chemistry, mobile health and regenerative medicine.  He has authored and co-authored more than eighty refereed journal and conference publications and held more than fifteen US patents/patent applications.  Prof. Pan currently serves on the editorial board of Annals of Biomedical Engineering, a flagship journal of the biomedical engineering society and co-chairs the US Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies (uCAN), a US student design competition in micro-nanotechnologies.  He was a recipient of NSF CAREER Award and Xerox Foundation Award, and a co-recipient of NSF EFRI Award.  In 2009, He founded an UC Davis international education initiative – Global Research and Education in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) Program (  In 2011, Dr. Pan received the Outstanding Junior Faculty Career Award and the Outstanding Service Award from UC Davis College of Engineering and Extension, respectively.