Kwang W. Oh


University at Buffalo, SUNY

Kwang W. Oh is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY-Buffalo), where he leads the Sensors and MicroActuators Learning Laboratory ( Before joining SUNY-Buffalo in 2006, he worked at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Samsung Electronics, Korea, where he developed micro PCR and LOC platforms for clinical diagnostics.

His research program in SMALL focuses on advancing microfluidic tools for high-throughput/cell study applications, such as droplet-based microfluidics, microfluidic circuits, particle/cell sorting, and cell study platform/3D model. He also explores LOC/POC applications, including vacuum-assisted portable platforms, capillary-driven platforms, centrifugal-driven platforms, and their hybrid platforms. Recent research includes building 3D phantom models integrated with microfluidic vascular or capillary networks to test biometric ultrasonic/photoacoustic sensors, wearable medical devices, and biomedical imaging.

He has (co)authored over 160 technical publications and holds 21 US patents. He was also the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2020, Meyerson Award in 2019, the Qualcomm Faculty Award in 2019, Senior Teacher of the Year Award in 2017, Lab on a Chip's Emerging Investigators in 2012, and the Samsung Electronics Honor of CEO Award in 2003. Since 2012, he has (co)chaired the Micro & Bio Fluidics and Lab-on-Chip symposium at NanoTech Conference with Dr. Edward Furlani. Currently, he serves as the Director of Graduate Studies in the EE department, and an editorial board member of Sensors, Micromachines, and Biomedical Eng. Letters.