Prof. Tingrui Pan received B.Eng. degree in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) and M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, M.S.E.E. degree and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN).
In 2006, Prof. Pan joined in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Micro-Nano Innovations (MiNI) Laboratory. He also co-directs the Center for Nano and Micro Manufacturing (CNM2), a 10,000 sq ft cleanroom facility for micro and nanofabrication at UC Davis.
His latest research interests include microfluidic and soft-matter sensing, nanomaterials, nanofabrication, bioprinting, digital chemistry, mobile medicine, and wearable technologies. He has authored and co-authored more than eighty refereed journal and conference publications and held more than 15 US and international patents/patent applications. Prof. Pan currently serves on the editorial board of Annals of Biomedical Engineering, a flagship journal of the biomedical engineering society and co-chairs the US Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies (uCAN), a US student design competition in micro-nanotechnologies. He was a recipient of NSF CAREER Award and Xerox Foundation Award, and a co-recipient of NSF EFRI Award. In 2009, He founded an UC Davis international education initiative - Global Research and Education in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) Program. In 2011, Dr. Pan received the Outstanding Engineering Junior Career Faculty Award and the Outstanding Service Award from UC Davis.