Principal Investigator
Sindy K.Y. Tang, Ph.D.
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University


We are a group of experimentalists dedicated to solving problems at the interface of engineering, soft matter, and biology! The tool we use is microfluidics. Applications of our work include biochemical sensing and diagnostics, water and energy sustainability.

Open Position. We are seeking a joint NIST-Stanford postdoctoral fellow to help develop millimeter-scale cryofluidic systems for working with and handling functional biomaterials (i.e., cells, cultures, environmental samples). Ideal candidate should be able to work independently, and also with a diverse team of scientists, engineers, and designers to rapidly prototype and iterate on the design and testing of integrated systems (i.e., build a 'box', test a 'box', debug and repeat). Expertise and prior experience in working with fluids in low temperature systems (e.g.,-80C) and interfacing low temperature fluidic systems to other mechanical and electronic systems strongly desired. US citizenship required.

Please contact Sindy Tang (Mechanical Engineering, and Drew Endy (Bioengineering, if available and interested along with 1) your CV, 2) a statement describing why you are interested and qualified for the position, and 3) a list of names and contact information of references.

More info can be found here.

We acknowledge support from the following sponsors:


Thanks to Physics of Fluids for highlighting our recent work on PIV in drops!

Our nanoparticle technology for stabilizing water-in-fluorinated oil emulsions has been licensed! Stay tuned for more info for where and when you can buy it!

Congrats to Ya for a successful PhD defense!

Ya and Jian Wei represented the group and gave talks at APS DFD!

We will be at uTAS 2017! Sindy will be giving a keynote talk, and Luke & Fengjiao will be presenting posters!

Congrats to Ming, Minkyu and Maggie graduating class of 2017!

Congrats to Fengjiao and Luke for being selected to present at the ME Conference, and to Luke for getting the 2nd place in oral presentation!

Congrats to Minkyu for a successful PhD defense!

Congrats to Ming for a successful PhD defense!

Our lab hosted a booth at the Bay Area Science Festival at AT&T Park!

Congrats to Ya and Chia for having their paper on Spatiotemporal periodicity of dislocation dynamics in a two-dimensional microfluidic crystal flowing in a tapered channel accepted at PNAS! Our work is also featured on Stanford news, Stanford Daily, Science Daily, and Futurity!

Our lab is part of the newly awarded $24 mil NSF Science and Technology Center for Cellular Construction! Our project is to develop a "Living Bioreactor"!

Congrats to Luke for being selected to be a fellow of the NIH Biotechnology Training Program!

Group social! We escaped the room (almost!)

Group drip painting at the beach!

We got awarded an NSF grant to study single-cell wound-healing using microfluidics-based microsurgery with UCSF!

Sindy gave an invited talk at the Microfluidics Gordon Research Conference!

Sindy received the prestigious NSF CAREER award!

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