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  • 02/27/21 - Appy defended his doctoral dissertation on "Coiling at the Protrusion Tip: Perspectives on how Cancer Cells Sense Their Surroundings". Congratulations Dr. Apratim Mukherjee!
  • 02/24/21 - Our work on Outer Membrane Structural Defects in Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium was published in the February issue of mSphere as the Editor’s Pick! Congratulations to EricAlvin and our former undergraduate researcher, Alexie for recieving this recognition!
  • 01/25/21 - Congratulations to Dr. Behkam for being awarded the John R. Jones III Faculty Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering! Here is the full article.
  • 11/02/20 -  New exciting posdoctoral position open at the Behkam Lab. Project entails mechanobiology of microbial interaction with nanostructured surfaces and its applications in engineering the surface of medical devices towards mitigating medical device-associated infection. Find advertisement here. Apply here.
  • 09/24/20 - Congratulating our 12th graduate alumnus, Carolyn Mottley, for successfully defending her M.S. thesis in Biomedical Engineering! 
  • 04/30/20 - Our manuscript on developing bacteria-based systems for enhanced cancer therapy is among the top 10% most downloaded papers published in Advanced Science! Congratulations to all the authors!
  • 03/05/20 - Dr. Behkam joins the international adviosry board of Small Structures!
  • 02/10/20 - Congratulations to Eric Leaman for acceptance of our work on statistical modeling of biohybrid microrobots in APL Bioengineering!
  • 10/12/19 - Binita Saha joins our lab. We look forward to working with you, Binita!
  • 09/27/19 - Congratulations to Apratim Mukherjee for acceptance of our work on cancer cell coiling in iScience!
  • 9/02/19 - Congratulations to Apratim Mukherjee for acceptance of our collaborative work on fibroblast chemotaxis in Lab on a Chip!
  • 07/25/19 - Lauren Berman is awarded the Davenport, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Lauren!
  • 06/28/19 - Congratulations to Eric Leaman for winning the 2nd place award in the Biotransport PhD Student Paper Competition at SB3C!
  • 04/05/19 - Dr. Behkam gives a seminar at the Department of Pharmaceutics at Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • 03/14/19 - Congratulations to Eric Leaman and alumnus Brian Geuther for acceptance of their work on “a hybrid control strategy for networks of biohybrid microrobots” in the Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics.
  • 01/21/19 - Mechanical Engineering junior, Trevor Nier, joins our lab as an undergraduate researcher, Welcome Trevor!
  • 01/14/19 - ASME Today's Tech Buzz is our bacteria-resistant coating!
  • 12/20/18 - Our bacteria-based drug delivery work was featured in several news outlets including EurekAlertPhys.OrgScienceDaily, and LabManager.
  • 12/16/18 - Thank you Roanoke Times for the coverage of our work on engineering surfaces to mitigate microbial adhesion.
  • 12/05/18 - Congratulations to lab alumni Chris Suh and Aziz Traore as well as current lab member Ying Zhan for publication of our collaborative work on enhancing intratumoral transport of nanomedicine using bacteria in Advanced Science.
  • 07/04/18 - Our paper "Hybrid centralized/decentralized control of bacteria-based bio-hybrid microrobots" was chosen as the best conference paper at the International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS 2018).
  • 05/22/18 - Hope Geiger from Southwest Virginia Community College joins our lab as an NIH B2B summer trainee, Welcome, Hope!
  • 05/17/18 - Our paper "Hybrid centralized/decentralized control of bacteria-based bio-hybrid microrobots" is a Best Conference Paper Award finalist at the International Conference on Manipulation, Automation, and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS 2018).
  • 05/09/18 - Apratim Mukherjee is awarded the Robert E. Hord, Jr., Mechanical Engineering Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Appy!
  • 04/27/18 - Dr. Behkam gives an invited seminar at the 2nd Inaugural NanoSymposium on Engineered Health, Roanoke, VA
  • 04/11/18 - Congratulations to Carolyn Mottley and lab alumni Zhou Ye and AhRam Kim for publication of our work on designing nanofiber coatings for mitigation of microbial adhesion in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
  • 03/28/18 - Congratulations to Eric Leaman and alumnus Brian Geuther for publication of our bacterial quorum sensing mdoeling work in ACS Synthetic Biology.
  • 01/26/18 - Dr. Behkam gives the MIE Distinguished Seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.
  • 01/22/18 - Dr. Behkam gives an invited seminar in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 01/16/18 - Max Baum (junior in mechanical engineering) joins our lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome, Max!
  • 12/12/17 - Apratim Mukherjee is inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Congratulations, Appy!
  • 12/01/17 - Dr. Behkam gives an invited seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • 11/16/17 - Congratulations to Zhou Ye and Apratim Mukherjee on the pulbication of our collaboration work with Dr. Nain's STEP Lab - "Cancer Protrusions on a Tightrope: Nonofiber Curvature Contrast Quantitates Single Protrusion Dynamics" in ACS Nano.
  • 11/10/17 - Ying Zhan passes the Mechanical Engineering Ph.D Qualifying exam. Keep up the good work, Ying!
  • 10/20/17 - Yiying Wang receives the David H. Jackson/Bostik Findley Inc. Award. Congratulation, Yiying!
  • 10/07/17 - Alvin Aung (sophomore in Mechanical Engineering) joins our lab as an undergraduate student volunteer. Welcome, Alvin!
  • 06/05/17 - SeungBeum Suh passes his Ph.D. oral defense. Congratulations, Dr. Suh, we wish you all the best on future endeavors!
  • 05/29/17 - Alexie Jean Jacques from the Virginia Western Community College joins our lab as a summer trainee for NSF-REU. Welcome Alexie!
  • 05/25/17 - Yiying Wang joins our lab as a BS/MS student. We are glad to have you, Yiying!
  • 04/07/17 - Apratim Mukherjee passes the Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Qualifying exam. Keep up the good work, Apratim!
  • 02/20/17 - Zhou Ye passes his doctoral oral exam. Way to go, Dr. Ye!
  • 12/9/16 - Eric Leaman defends his M.S. thesis. We knew you could do it, Eric!
  • 08/15/16 - Ying Zhan joins our lab. We look forward to working with you, Ying!
  • 05/14/16 - Carolyn Mottley graduates with an undergraduate degree in Biological Systems Engineering. Keep making us proud, Carolyn!
  • 07/8/16 - Carmen Damico successfully defended her M.S. thesis. Congratulations Carmen!
  • 06/1/16 - Congratulations to Zhou Ye for publication of Spun-wrapped alighed nanofiber (SWAN) lithography for fabrication of micro/nano-structures on 3D objects in Nanoscale.
  • 05/27/16 - Kellen Weigand (in BioEng., University of Maryland) joins our lab as a summerREU trainee, Welcome Kellen!
  • 04/05/16 - Dr. Behkam gives an invited seminar in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
  • 03/29/16 - Eric Leaman and Carmen Damico receive honorable mention for their NSF GRFP applications. Congratulations Eric and Carmen!
  • 03/28/16 -Dr. Behkam gives an invited seminar at the Virginia Tech ICTAS Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology (VTSuN)
  • 02/18/16 - Congratulations to SeungBeum Suh and alumnus Dr. Aziz Traore for publication of our bacteria chemotaxis-based nanoparticle sorting method in Lab on Chip.
  • 11/13/15--Peter Windes passes his PhD qualifying exam, Congratulations Peter!
  • 08/10/2015 - Dr. Behkam promoted to the rank of Associated Professor. Congratulations Dr. Behkam!
  • 05/25/2015 - Justin Scott (junior in Biomedical Eng., Rutgers) joins our lab as a summer trainee for NSF-REU in Biomechanics. Welcome Justin!
  • 05/25/2015 - Hajar Chohkmane (sophomore in Mechanical Eng., Northern Virginia Community College) joins our lab as a summer trainee for MAOP Bridge to the Baccalaureate Program. Welcome Hajar!
  • 05/25/2015 - Matthew Long (junior in Biomedical Eng., University of Virginia) joins our lab as a summer trainee for NSF-REU in Nanomedicine. Welcome Matthew!
  • 03/06/2015 - Carmen Damico received Virginia Tech Hord Fellowship, Congratulations Carmen!
  • 02/27/2015 - AhRam Kim successfully defended her M.S. thesis. Congratulations AhRam!
  • 02/26/2015 - Carmen Damico win first place for Undergraduate Iinterdisciplinary Research poster at IDR day 2015.
  • 01/21/2015 - Dr. Behkam wins National Science Foundation CAREER award.
  • 01/20/2015 - Carmen Damico has been admitted into Virginia Tech graduate program, Congratulations Carmen!
  • 09/02/2014 - Dr. Behkam invited to attend National Academies Keck Futures Initiative
  • 09/02/2014 - Ali Sahari successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation! Congratulations Ali!

     

     

     

  • 08/29/2014 - Dr. Behkam gives an invited seminar at Johns Hopkins University.
  • 07/09/2014 - Congratulations to Chris Suh for being awarded a Virginia Tech Hord Fellowship!

     

     

     

  • 06/11/2014 - Congratulations to our REU student Jacquline Plyler for receiving a Tau Beta-The Engineering Honors Society Scholarship!
  • 06/09/2014 - Our recent publication in biomedical microdevices is now available online.

     

     

     

  • 05/16/2014 -- Aziz Traore successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation! Congratulations Aziz!
  • 04/15/2014 -- MicroN BASE receives funding from ICTAS to pursue our self-propelled drug nano-particles project in collaboration with Prof. Tafti’s lab
  • 02/04/2014 -- Ali Sahari was selected as a finalist in the 2014 ASME NanoEngineering for Medicine & Biology (NEMB) doctoral poster competition
  • 01/22/2014 -- Undergraduate researchers Daniel Carrasco, Jon Clark, Carmen Damico, and Andrew Myers joined the lab, Welcome!
  • 01/15/2014 -- MicroN BASE Laboratory moved to Kelly Hall 140.
  • 11/06/2013 -- Dr. Behkam gave an invited seminar at the University of Tokyo.
  • 10/02/2013 -- Ali Sahari successfully passed his Ph.D. prelim! Congratulations Ali!
  • 09/25/2013 -- MicroN BASE attended BMES 2013!
  • 08/06/2013 -- Congratulations to Brian Geuther for defending his M.S. thesis!
  • 7/05/2013 --- Congratulations to Brian Geuther for publication of Quorum Sensing Based Distributed Control for Network of Mobile Sensors for IROS 2013, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan Nov. 3-7, 2013!
  • 07/03/2013 --- Congratulations to Aziz Traore for publication of his PEG-DA microfluidic device work in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering.
  • 05/18/2013 --- Congratulations to Ahram Kim and Meghan Canter for the graduating with their B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Biological Sciences.
  • 05/15/2013 --- Krishan Patel and Evan Smith Join MicroN BASE as summer REU students, welcome Krishan and Evan!
  • 05/07/2013 --- Ahram Kim, Elizabeth Heisler, and SeungBeum Chris Suh are new MicroN BASE graduate members, welcome everyone!
  • 05/02/2013 --- Congratulations to Aziz Traore for passing the Ph.D. prelim with flying colors!
  • 02/06/2013 --- Aziz Traore and Ali Sahari won the 2013 ALine, Inc., Best Paper Award at the 2013 ASME Global Congress on Nano Engineering for Medicine and Biology!
  • 02/06/2013 --- Dr. Behkam gave an invited seminar in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northeastern.
  • 09/15/2012 --- Congratulations to Mehdi Kargar for publication of our work in Soft Matter. Our work was featured on the front cover!
  • 09/04/2012 --- Congratulations to Ali Sahari and former lab member Devon Headen for publication of our invited paper in Biomedical Microdevices.
  • 08/30/2012 --- Congratulations to AhRam Kim for receiving The AMA Adhesion & Sealant Undergraduate Student Award!
  • 05/15/2012 --- Loran Steinberger joined the lab as a new undergraduate researcher, welcome Loran!
  • 04/30/2012 --- Dr. Behkam recieved the College of Engineering's Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award.
  • 02/22/2012 --- Congratulations to Mehdi Kargar was awarded the Peebles Award for Graduate Student Research in Adhesion Science
  • 01/05/2012 --- Brian Geuther joined the lab; he will be helping with the BacteriaBot project, welcome Brian!
  • 10/30/2011 --- Mehdi Kargar recieved the Honorable Mention in the Second Photo Contest of the Chemical & Engineering News
  • 08/15/2011 --- Zhou Ye joined the lab as a new Ph.D. student, welcome Zhou!