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Farewell Toby!

Congratulations to Toby Mea for obtaining his PhD in Chemical Engineering. His work focused on developing novel 3D printing functional inks and processes. All the best in your future endeavors. 

Farewell Agnes!

Congratulations to Agnes for starting a new position as a postdoctoral scholar at the M.I.N.D Institute at UC Davis Health. We will miss you! To quote her, "this is not a final goodbye since I would love to be around and work some more on our projects."

Check out our dendrite growth article featured in STLE

Wan Lab research on the "Suppression of Dendrite Growth by Cross Flow in Microfluidics" (doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abf6941) was featured in the magazine Tribology & Lubrication Technology (TLT) that is published by the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers ( Check out the article below which highlights new technologies and innovations of interest to the lubricant industry! 

Our paper on suppressing dendrite growth made the headline on the office of science homepage

“A Fluid Solution to Dendrite Growth in Lithium Metal Batteries” has been posted as a University Research News headline on the Office of Science homepage University and Stakeholder News! Read more about the article on egghead here:…

Beach Day at Velocity Island Park

 Summer group outing at Velocity Isalnd Park. Great day to swim in this warm weather!

Beautiful view of the beach.

Group photo at the beach. Pictured from left to right: Brianna, Agnes, Toby, Dr. Wan, Hansol, Yunju 

Swimming and playing with the beach ball

 Hansol and Dr. Wan relaxing in the shade


Congratulations Toby Mea for Publishing in PNAS

Congratulations Toby Mea for Publishing in PNAS. Learn more about his work, On-demand modulation of 3D-printed elastomers using programmable droplet inclusions, here. Below is more information about the field & inspiration behind the work.

Congratulations Yunju Chang for Publishing in ACS I&EC

Congratulations Yunju Chang for publishing a paper in ACS I&EC. Learn about her work, "Deformation-Based Droplet Separation in Microfluidics". Check out her work here.


Citation: Chang, Yunju, et al. "Deformation-based droplet separation in microfluidics." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2019).

Picnic Day at Folsom Lake

First group outing at Folsom Lake with fun games, dogs, and lots of sun! 

Group Photo at the lake!

Polymer and Takumi meet eachother for the first time

A serious game of dutch blitz

Hansol and Toby admiring the view

Four New Lab Members

We warmly welcome four new additions to the Wan Lab. Yaojun Guo and Brianna Urbina will be joining as PhD students. Kyla Leacox and Muhimbo Karanzigi will be joining as undergraduate researchers. 

New Students join the Wan Lab!

The Wan Lab has recruited three new undergraduate students and one PhD student! Welcome Hansol Ku, Vaishali Prabhu, Muhimbo Karangizi, and Ziqiu Zhang. 

Dr. Wan received a NSF Grant

Dr. Wan received a NSF grant to study the dynamics of microbubbles and droplets in microfluidic channels