March 14, 2016

Lab News


10/2022 Halloween celebration!

08/2022 Welcome Carolina Colon, Anthony Compton, Mehdia Ali to the lab!


11/2021 Congratulations to Katie Young for successfully defending her doctoral thesis.

08/2021 Welcome Steven Swingle, graduate student in our lab!


07/2021 Congratulations to Nick Stone for successfully defending his doctoral thesis. He will be joining Dr Budd Tucker’s Lab at University of Iowa as a post-doctoral researcher.

05/21 Congratulations to Katily Ramirez for successfully defending her doctoral thesis. She will be joining Alcon as a Scientist.


Congratulations to Anna Liu on successfully defending her doctoral thesis.


Dr Sulchek was recently pinched by Buzz!


Postdoctoral position open in microfluidics and biomechanical cell sorting. Salary will be determined by experience. Please email with a cv and a brief statement of your interest in this project.


Lin Fan and Dan Potter published an article in RSI and Lin won the SAIC undergraduate student paper competition as a result! Check out the paper in Review of Scientific Instruments.

Dr. Sulchek was recognized with the “2012 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award“. Visit our classes, including MEMS Fabrication and Capstone, and checkout some of our outreach efforts in conjunction with Dunwoody High School and Project Impact.

Dr. Sulchek was recognized with the “2012 Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award” and got to fulfill a childhood desire to visit Lockheed. Saw the C130 line, with the new RR engines with 6 composite propeller blades, and the F35 midsection line. We are happy that students from Capstone ME4182 can contribute to some of these projects!

Craig Forest and I were able to visit the $1Billion dollar Kia Manufacturing Plant in West Point, Ga. We rode around on golf carts and witnessed massive presses stamp out steel body parts, giant robots whirl around metal and zap it from all sides, and lines of men and women assembling the more delicate parts the rate of 1 car every 52 seconds. A wonderful treat.

Jen successfully defends her thesis and marks the first student to graduate from the group. Nicely done, Jen!

Article in the Whistle discussing undergraduate research at Georgia Tech.

Congrats to my Capstone (ME4182) teams!

3 of which were featured in the top 5 in the Spring Expo, team RoboWrapper, which was featured on CNET, and team MDAP which won it all.

Thumbs up to Jen, Kipp, and Dan for their recent publication in Langmuir describing their creation a new form of Janus particle.

Visit Medtronic in Puerto Rico

After presenting at the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference,  we visited a manufacturing plant of Medtronic, including the clean room where they make the implantable neuropump. Very cool!


03/13 Dr. Sulchek was recognized with the “2012 Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award”! We get to fulfill a childhood desire to visit Lockheed!

03/01 Dr. Sulchek was recognized with the “2012 CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award”!

02/10 Dr. Sulchek was recognized with the Petit Institute “Above and Beyond” award.


04/08 Congrats to Caitlin on winning the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from Georgia Tech

04/01 Congrats to Dr. Sulchek on winning the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award


10/25 Congrats to Natalie and Baret on winning the Petit Undergrad Research Scholarship.

10/06~09 Dr. Sulchek, Billy and Patricia attendeded and presented at the BMES 2010 Conference Austin TX

08/30 Dr. Sulchek got PIED! see video

07/21 Congrats to Kipp who recieved the Cell and Tissue Engineering (CTEng) training grant from NIH

06/14 Congrats to Dr. Sulchek, Billy and Patricia whose abstracts were accepted by Biomedical Engineering Society Conference

05/19 Congratulations to BBL on winning the Gates Foundation Grant (see links below)

GaTech Daily Digest:

Gates Foundation Press Release:

05/17 Congrats to Kipp and Damien whose article is accpeted by the “REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS”

Integration of AFM in a microfluidic liquid cell for aqueous imaging and force microscopy

05/12-15 Dr. Sulchek gave an invited talk at the 3rd AFM BioMed Conference, Red Island Croatia

2/09 Kipp and Patricia participate Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference (gtRIC 2010). Kipp is the top 10 finalist of the innovation award.

2/04 Dr. Sulchek is on air with Politely Distruptive Radio (Atlanta AM 1690).

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1/28 Lab website is online.