The mission of Mao lab is two fold. For research, our goal is to exploit the science of magnetism and behavior of ferrofluids to design better solutions for biomedical research. Our expertise in this area include nanoscale magnetism, micro/nano-technology, microfluidics, cancer diagnostics, stroke treatment strategies, and lab-on-a-chip systems for single cell studies.
For education, our goal is to integrate interdisciplinary research and classroom instruction for effective teaching and student mentoring. Examples include research experiences for undergraduates (REU) program, undergraduate nanotechnology curriculum development, and K-12 teachers and students outreach.