An-Bang Wang’s Biography

An-Bang Wang, Professor, Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University

Professor Wang became a full professor of the Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University in 2001. In the period from 2002 to 2004, he served as the director of Optomechatronics Education Resource center, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, ROC. From 2004 to 2008, he served as the chairman of the display technology Education Program and counselor of advisory office, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, ROC. He has been honored with the 2013 Distinguished Engineering Professor Award granted by Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), Taiwan, ROC. From 2014 to 2016, he was elected as vice president of International Society of Coating Science and Technology. His current research interests include advanced coating & 3D-printing technology, microfluidic platform for biomedical and industrial applications, display & optomechatronic systems, and biomimetics.

Promoting Microfluidics From the Lab to Real Biomedical Applications

Microfluidics could bring significant advantages in the applications of chemical reaction, process control and biomedical detection. In the past fifteen years, the research topics have been shifted from different microfluidic components in our lab, including micropump, microvalve, and micromixer etc., to various integration systems, e.g., micro-multiphase flow/multiemulsion generators, microreactor, high-throughput fluid/flow properties detection, and the maskless pattern coating technology by two-phase microfluidic method, etc. Recently, special efforts were made for the extension of microfluidic applications in the life science studies and clinical diagnoses with advantages of easy use, compact size and excellent cost performance, e.g., a lab-on-a-chip with sequential control for biomedical point-of-care testing and a new extremely material- and time-saving Western blotting method that is widely used in analytical chemistry.