The Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes Masoud Agah, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, for advancing micro-electomechanical systems (MEMS) technology for application to ovarian cancer detection and gas chromatography.
Agah, who directs the MEMS laboratory at Virginia Tech, is focused on determining the mechanical and electrical signatures of cells in order to recognize physical differences between normal and abnormal cells and to develop biomedical microdevices that can identify cells according to their disease stage.
His micro analytical chemistry research aims to miniaturize the capability of gas chromatography – from tabletop to palm size -- for applications environmental monitoring and breath analysis.
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