Joe Fujiou Lo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Joe Fujiou Lo
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
3057 Engineering Lab Building | 4901 Evergreen Road | Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:

Bioengineering, Nano Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices

Biography and Education

Areas of Research Interests

  • Gas microfluidics for hypoxia, intermittent hypoxia applications in cells and tissue
  • Fluorescence lifetime biophotonics and microscopy
  • Nanoplasmonic high-throughput droplet microassays
  • Artificial pancreatic islets for diabetes research
  • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microoptics integration


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California

B.S., Bioengineering, University of California, at Berkeley

Selected Publications

  1. Z Zhao, MA Al-Ameen, K Duan, G Ghosh, JF Lo, “On-chip porous microgel generation for microfluidic enhanced VEGF detection,” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2015,74:305-312.
  2. R Liu, Z Zhao, L Zou, Q Fang, L Chen, A Argento, JF Lo, “Compact, non-invasive frequency domain lifetime differentiation of collagens and elastin,” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2015,
  3. Z Li, D Hi, Z Zhao, M Zhou, R Liu, JF Lo, " Balancing Diffusion and Convection in a Spiral Oxygen Gradient Modulates Fibroblast VEGF," Biomedical Microdevices 2015, 17(1): p1-9.
  4. M Nourmohammadzadeh*, JF Lo*, M Bochenek, JE Mendoza-Elias, Q Wang, Z Li, L Zeng, M Qi, DT Eddington, J Oberholzer, and Y Wang, ”Microfluidic Array with Integrated Oxygenation Control for Real-Time Live-Cell Imaging: Effect of Hypoxia on Physiology of Microencapsulated Pancreatic Islets,” Analytical Chemistry 2013, 85 (23): 11240-11249. *equal contributions.
  5. JF Lo, M Brennan, Z Merchant, L Chen, DT Eddington, LA DiPietro, “Microfluidic Wound Bandage: Localized Oxygen Modulation of Collagen Maturation,” Wound Repair and Regeneration 2013, 21(2):226-234.
  6. JF Lo, Y Wang, A Blake, G Yu, TA Harvat, H Jeon, J Oberholzer, DT Eddington, “Islet Preconditioning via Multimodal Microfluidic Modulation of Intermittent Hypoxia,” Analytical Chemistry 2012, 84 (4): 1987–1993.
  7. JF Lo, P Butte, Q Fang, SJ Chen, T Papaioannou, ES Kim, M Gundersen, L Marcu, “Multilayered MOEMS Tunable Spectrometer for Fluorescence Lifetime Detection,” Photonics Technology Letters 2010, 22(7):486-8.