We won the Outstanding Student Poster Award at MEMS 2024!

Our presentation at the 37th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2024,  21-25 January 2024, Austin, Texas) won the Outstanding Student Poster Award. The IEEE MEMS conference is one of the premier annual events in the MEMS field.

Venkat Kidambi was among the 4 awardees selected out of 659 submitted abstracts. Congratulations, Venkat!


Awarded paper:

Venkatanathan Kidambi, Yuji Tomizawa, Manav Surti, Mitchell Modarelli, Kazunori Hoshino, “Single-Cellular Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Live 3d Organoids Under Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy,” Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, pp. 330-333, Austin, Texas, 2024.1.21-25.

Dr. Kazunori Hoshino Awarded an NSF Grant

Professor Kazunori Hoshino (PI) received a new NSF grant (NSF #2223957) with a total of $790,267.00 for three years (Start Date: Oct 1, 2022). The project is entitled “A light-sheet microscopy (LSM)-based, spatially-resolved 3D dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) instrument for developmental biology and physiology.” He will work with Professor Jianjun Sun (Co-PI) of Physiology and Neurobiology to create a new microscope system and study the growth and the development of live tissues and organs of Drosophila, zebrafish, and mouse.

Dr. Kazunori Hoshino received NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Kazunori Hoshino received an NSF CAREER award (NSF #1942518) for his project titled “CAREER: Biomechanical Signatures in Vertebrate Embryonic Development.” The project aims to investigate a novel biomechanical method to quantitatively assess the status of tissue differentiation and organ formation in key developmental stages of vertebrate embryos. The project starts from July 1, 2020, and the total amount of the award is $500,000 for five years.

UConn Faculty Members Win Prestigious Research Awards

Molecular Sensors and Nanodevices 2nd Edition published from Elsevier

Dr. Kazunori Hoshino published a new book “Molecular Sensors and Nanodevices, 2nd Edition” from Elsevier (Published Date: 23rd November 2018).

The book is designed to be used as a foundational text, aimed at graduates, advanced undergraduates, early-career engineers and clinicians.


Dr. Kazunori Hoshino Awarded an NSF Grant

Professor Kazunori Hoshino (PI) received a new grant from the NSF for $360,000 (Start Date: July 1, 2018). The project is entitled “Micro/mesoscale elastography based on real-time 3D tomography and cantilever force sensing.” He will work with Professor Guoan Zheng (Co-PI) to study a micro/mesoscale robotic manipulation system based on quantitative and reliable information obtained from force sensing and 3D imaging.