Prof. Dr. Ghulam Destgeer
Academic Career and Research Areas
Destgeer's (*1990) research focuses on the development of miniaturized microfluidic 'lab on a chip' platforms for efficient manipulation of micro-objects, including cells, particles, droplets, and microorganisms, using MHz-frequency acoustic waves. Another research focus revolves around the development of newly envisioned 'lab on a particle' technology to fabricate 3D, multi-material, amphiphilic, shape-coded particles, and utilize them to spontaneously form 100s of particle-templated drops for single cell/molecule analysis within seconds.
Ghulam Destgeer studied mechanical engineering at GIK Institute, Pakistan (2010), and obtained his MS and PhD degrees in the field of acousto-microfluidics from KAIST, South Korea (2018). He conducted his postdoctoral research in the Di Carlo Lab at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In November 2020, he joined TranslaTUM as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he leads the research group “Control and Manipulation of Microscale Living Objects”.
- Brain Korea 21 Plus Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSF, South Korea (2018)
- Brain Korea 21 Plus Best Researcher Award, NSF, South Korea (2017)
- Best Paper Award, The Korean Society of Visualization (2016)
- Best Paper Award, ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference (2015)
- Best Paper Award, The Korean Society of Visualization (2014)
Key Publications (all publications)
G.Destgeer,* M.Ouyang,* C-Y.Wu and D.D.Carlo: "Fabrication of 3D concentric amphiphilic microparticles to form uniform nanoliter reaction volumes for amplified affinity assays". Lab on a Chip. 2020; 20: 3503-3514.Abstract
H.Ahmed, G.Destgeer, J.Park, J.H.Jung and H.J.Sung: "Vertical Hydrodynamic Focusing and Continuous Acoustofluidic Separation of Particles via Upward Migration". Advanced Science. 2018; 5 (2): 1700285.Abstract
G.Destgeer, H.Cho, B.H.Ha, J.H.Jung, J.Park and H.J.Sung: "Acoustofluidic Particle Manipulation inside a Sessile Droplet: Four Distinct Modes of Particle Concentration". Lab on a Chip. 2016; Vol.16: pp.660-667.Abstract
G.Destgeer, B.H.Ha, J.Park, J.H.Jung, A.Alazzam and H.J.Sung: "Microchannel Anechoic Corner for Size-Selective Separation and Medium Exchange via Travelling Surface Acoustic Waves". Analytical Chemistry. 2015; 87 (9): pp 4627–4632.Abstract
G.Destgeer, K.H.Lee, J.H.Jung, A.Alazzam and H.J.Sung: "Continuous Separation of Particles in a PDMS Microfluidic Channel via Travelling Surface Waves (TSAW)". Lab on a Chip. 2013; Vol.13: pp.4210-4216.Abstract