Dan Huh Receives 2016 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award

David IssadoreDan Huh, Wilf Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, has been awarded the 2016 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award. This award recognizes the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of micro- or nanofluidics in his or her early career.

Dr. Huh's laboratory aims to develop innovative bioengineering tools and technologies using biologically inspired design principles and micro/nanoengineering approaches to improve human health and promote environmental sustainability. Huh's research focuses primarily on developing i) microengineered biomimetic models of human organs (organs-on-chips), ii) self-assembled tissue/organ scaffolds, iii) cell-based self-regulating "smart" biomedical devices, and iv) efficient biomimetic transport systems. Huh explores the use of these bioinspired engineering systems for a variety of biomedical, pharmaceutical, and environmental applications.

Dr. Huh's research has gained international recognition through numerous prestigious awards and honors including the 2015 London Design Museum Design of the Year Award, the 2015 London Design Museum Best Product Design of the Year Award, 2015 TEDx Fellow, the 2014 National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award, the 2013 NC3Rs Annual Award from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement, and Reduction of Animals in Research, the 2012 Society for Lab Automation and Screening SLAS Innovation Award, the 2011 Best Publication Award from the Society of Toxicology and the 2011 American Thoracic Society Scientific Breakthrough of the Year.

The 2016 Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award will be presented to Huh at μTAS (MicroTAS) 2016 in Dublin, Ireland, October 9 -13, 2016.

Learn more about Dr. Huh by visiting his faculty profile.