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White, Ian

White, Ian

Associate Professor
Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
3112 A. James Clark Hall
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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2002

Disease detection, optical biosensors, ring resonators, SERS, lab-on-a-chip.

The White Research Group develops integrated microsystems for the diagnosis and study of disease at the cellular and molecular level. Using a combination of microfabrication techniques, we are implementing micro total analysis systems (uTAS) for three major research thrusts.

  1. Infectious disease detection. Using novel techniques, we aim to implement a uTAS that concentrates pathogens from large volume samples, recovers nucleic acids, and quantifies pathogens in the sample based on DNA signature biosensing.
  2. Understanding cancer metastasis. We are developing a new on-chip assay to identify and enrich highly tumorigenic cells using techniques in microfabrication, chemistry, and cancer biology.
  3. Point-of-sample chemical/biomolecule detection. We have developed novel 3D optofluidic surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) scaffolds in uTAS devices to enable low-cost portable detection of chemicals and biomolecules, including pesticides, explosives, and industrial toxins.

  • Wei W. Yu and Ian M. White, Chromatographic separation and detection of target analytes from complex samples using inkjet printed SERS substrates, Analyst, in press.
  • Katayoon Saadin, Jeffrey M. Burke, Neerav P. Patel, Rebecca E. Zubajlo, and Ian M. White, Enrichment of tumor-initiating breast cancer cells within a mammosphere-culture microdevice, Biomedical Microdevices, DOI:10.1007/s10544-013-9755-y.
  • Wei W. Yu and Ian M. White, Inkjet-Printed Paper-Based SERS Dipsticks and Swabs for Trace Chemical Detection, Analyst, 138, 1020-1025, 2013. DOI:10.1039/C2AN36116G. (outside front cover)
  • Soroush H. Yazdi and Ian M. White, Multiplexed detection of aquaculture fungicides using a pump-free optofluidic SERS microsystem, Analyst, 138, 100-103, 2013. DOI:10.1039/C2AN36232E.
  • Soroush H. Yazdi and Ian M. White, An Optofluidic SERS Microsystem for Sensitive and Repeatable On-Site Detection of Chemical Contaminants, Analytical Chemistry, 84, 7992-7998, 2012. DOI:10.1021/ac301747b.
  • Katayoon Saadin and Ian M. White, Breast cancer stem cell enrichment and isolation by mammosphere culture and its potential diagnostic applications, Expert Reviews of Molecular Diagnostics, 13, 49-60, 2013. DOI:10.1586/erm.12.117.
  • Ian M. White, Soroush H. Yazdi, and Wei W. Yu, Optofluidic SERS: synergizing photonics and microfluidics for chemical and biological analysis, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 12, 205-216, 2012. DOI:10.1007/s10404-012-0962-2
  • Wei W. Yu and Ian M. White, A simple filter-based approach to surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy for trace chemical detection, Analyst, 137, 168-173, 2012. DOI:10.1039/C2AN15947C.
  • Soroush H. Yazdi and Ian M. White, A nanoporous optofluidic microsystem for highly sensitive and repeatable SERS detection, Biomicrofluidics, 6, 014105, 2012. DOI:10.1063/1.3677369. (selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research)
  • Xudong Fan and Ian M. White, Optofluidic microsystems for chemical and biological analysis, Nature Photonics, 5, 591-597, 2011. DOI:10.1038/nphoton.2011.206.
  • I-Jane Chen and Ian M. White, High-sensitivity electrochemical enzyme-linked assay on a microfluidic interdigitated microelectrode, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 26, 4375-4381, 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.bios.2011.04.044.
  • Wei W. Yu and Ian M. White, Inkjet Printed Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Array on Cellulose Paper, Analytical Chemistry 82, 9626-9630, 2010. DOI:10.1021/ac102475k.
  • Jikun Liu, Ian M. White, and Don L. DeVoe, Nanoparticle-Functionalized Porous Polymer Monolith Detection Elements for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering, Analytical Chemistry, 83, 2119-2124, 2011. DOI:10.1021/ac102932d.
  • I. M. White and X. Fan, "On the performance quantification of resonant refractive index sensors," Optics Express 16, 1020-1028 (2008).
  • I. M. White, J. Gohring, and X. Fan, "SERS-based detection in an optofluidic ring resonator platform," Optics Express 15, 17433-17442 (2007).
  • I. M. White, J. Gohring, Y. Sun, G. Yang, S. Lacey, and X. Fan, "Versatile waveguide-coupled opto-fluidic devices based on liquid core optical ring resonators," Applied Physics Letters 94, 241104 (2007).
  • I. M. White, J. D. Suter, H. Oveys, X. Fan, T. L. Smith, J. Zhang, B. J. Koch, and M. A. Haase, "Universal coupling between metal-clad waveguides and optical ring resonators," Optics Express 15, 646-651 (2007).
  • I. M. White, H. Zhu, J. D. Suter, N. M. Hanumegowda, H. Oveys, M. Zourob, and X. Fan, "Refractometric Sensors for Lab-on-a-Chip Based on Optical Ring Resonators," IEEE Sensors Journal 7, 28-35 (2007).
  • I. M. White, H. Oveys, X. Fan, T. L. Smith, and J. Zhang, "Integrated Multiplexed Biosensors Based on Liquid Core Optical Ring Resonators and Anti-Resonant Reflecting Optical Waveguide," Applied Physics Letters 89, 191106 (2006).
  • I. M. White, H. Oveys, and X. Fan, "Increasing the enhancement of SERS with dielectric microsphere resonators," April 1 issue of Spectroscopy (2006).
  • I. M. White, H. Oveys, and X. Fan, "Liquid Core Optical Ring Resonator Sensors," Optics Letters 31, 1319-1321 (2006).

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