Gagnon, Zachary

Assistant Professor
Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering

Maryland Hall 220A
(410) 516-7170

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Gagnon Receives NSF’s Early CAREER Award

January 17, 2014

Zachary Gagnon, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to receive its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes the high level of promise and excellence in early stage scholars. The five-year grant of nearly $500,000 will support Gagnon’s work to develop inexpensive and portable biosensors for rapid, sensitive […]

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Research Areas
  • Biosensing
  • Electrokinetic Phenomena
  • Interfacial Polarization
  • Microfluids
  • 2014:  CAREER AWARD
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  Atlanta, Georgia.  November 1, 2014
  • SciX.  Reno, Nevada.  October 1, 2014
  • Dielectrophoresis, 2014.  London, England.  July 1, 2014
  • Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics.  Taipei, Taiwan.  May 1, 2014
  • "Fluidic Dielectrophoresis: Polarization, Manipulation, and Biosensing at Electrical Liquid Interfaces", American Institute of Chemical Engineers.  San Francisco.  November 1, 2013
  • SciX.  Madison, Wisconsin.  October 1, 2013
  • "Biomolecular Detection at Polarized Liquid-Liquid Interfaces".  New York City.  October 1, 2013
  • Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics.  Dalian, China.  May 1, 2013


Journal Articles
  • Lewis DM, Mavrogiannis N, Gagnon Z, Gerecht S (2018).  Microfluidic platform for the real time measurement and observation of endothelial barrier function under shear stress.  Biomicrofluidics.  12(4).
  • Crivellari F, Mavrogiannis N, Gagnon Z (2017).  Nanoparticle-based biosensing using interfacial electrokinetic transduction.  Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical.  240.
  • Mavrogiannis N, Fu X, Desmond M, McLarnon R, Gagnon ZR (2017).  Monitoring microfluidic interfacial flows using impedance spectroscopy.  Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical.  239.
  • Fu X, Mavrogiannis N, Ibo M, Crivellari F, Gagnon ZR (2017).  Microfluidic free-flow zone electrophoresis and isotachophoresis using carbon black nano-composite PDMS sidewall membranes.  Electrophoresis.  38(2).
  • Mavrogiannis N, Desmond M, Ling K, Fu X, Gagnon Z (2016).  Microfluidic mixing and analog on-chip concentration control using fluidic dielectrophoresis.  Micromachines.  7(11).
  • Ibo M, Srivastava V, Robinson DN, Gagnon ZR (2016).  Cell blebbing in confined microfluidic environments.  PLoS ONE.  11(10).
  • Baker JJ, Crivellari F, Gagnon Z, Betenbaugh MJ (2016).  Microfluidic bubbler facilitates near complete mass transfer for sustainable multiphase and microbial processing.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering.  113(9).
  • Mavrogiannis N, Ibo M, Fu X, Crivellari F, Gagnon Z (2016).  Microfluidics made easy: A robust low-cost constant pressure flow controller for engineers and cell biologists.  Biomicrofluidics.  10(3).
  • Mavrogiannis N, Crivellari F, Gagnon ZR (2016).  Label-free biomolecular detection at electrically displaced liquid interfaces using interfacial electrokinetic transduction (IET).  Biosensors and Bioelectronics.  77.
  • Fu X, Gagnon Z (2015).  Contactless microfluidic pumping using microchannelintegrated carbon black composite membranes.  Biomicrofluidics.  9(5).
  • Mavrogiannis N, Desmond M, Gagnon ZR (2015).  Fluidic dielectrophoresis: The polarization and displacement of electrical liquid interfaces.  Electrophoresis.  36(13).
  • Fu X, Mavrogiannis N, Doria S, Gagnon Z (2015).  Microfluidic pumping, routing and metering by contactless metal-based electro-osmosis.  Lab on a Chip.  15(17).
  • Gagnon Z (2015).  Microfluidic Pumping and Routing by Contactless Metal-Based Electro-osmosis.  Lab on a Chip.
  • Gagnon Z (2015).  Chemical and Biomolecular Detection at Microfluidic Electrical Liquid Interfaces.  Small.
  • Mavrogiannis N, Gagnon Z (2014).  Electrokinetic biosensing at liquid interfaces by fluidic dielectrophoresis.  Annual Meeting of the American Electrophoresis Society 2014, AES 2014 - Topical Conference at the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting.
  • Gagnon Z (2014).  Fluidic dielectrophoresis: The polarization and displacement of electrical liquid interfaces.  Electrophoresis.
  • Desmond M, Mavrogiannis N, Gagnon Z (2012).  Maxwell-Wagner polarization and frequency-dependent injection at aqueous electrical interfaces.  Physical Review Letters.  109(18).
  • Gagnon Z (2012).  Maxwell-Wagner polarization and frequency-dependent injection at aqueous electrical interfaces.  Physical Review Letters.
  • Gagnon ZR (2011).  Cellular dielectrophoresis: Applications to the characterization, manipulation, separation and patterning of cells.  Electrophoresis.  32(18).
  • Gagnon Z (2011).  Cellular dielectrophoresis: applications to the characterization, manipulation, separation and patterning of cells.  Electrophoresis.
  • Gagnon Z, Senapati S, Chang HC (2010).  Optimized DNA hybridization detection on nanocolloidal particles by dielectrophoresis.  Electrophoresis.  31(4).
  • Gagnon Z, Mazur J, Chang HC (2010).  Integrated AC electrokinetic cell separation in a closed-loop device.  Lab on a Chip.  10(6).
  • Gagnon Z, Mazur J, Chang HC (2009).  Glutaraldehyde enhanced dielectrophoretic yeast cell separation.  Biomicrofluidics.  3(4).
  • Gagnon ZR, Chang HC (2009).  Electrothermal ac electro-osmosis.  Applied Physics Letters.  94(2).
  • Gagnon ZR, Chang HC (2008).  Dielectrophoresis of ionized gas microbubbles: Dipole reversal due to diffusive double-layer polarization.  Applied Physics Letters.  93(22).
  • Gagnon ZR, Chetwani N, Chang HC (2008).  Dielectrophoretic compound drop formation due to nanodrop injection at fluid contact lines.  AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.
  • Gagnon ZR, Senapati S, Chang HC (2008).  Genetic identification of malaria with dielectrophoresis on nano-gentic beads.  AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.
  • Gagnon ZR, Senapati S, Chang HC (2008).  Dielectrophoretically induced electrothermal cell separation.  AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.
  • Gagnon Z, Senapati S, Gordon J, Chang HC (2008).  Dielectrophoretic detection and quantification of hybridized DNA molecules on nano-genetic particles.  Electrophoresis.  29(24).
  • Gagnon Z, Gordon J, Sengupta S, Chang HC (2008).  Bovine red blood cell starvation age discrimination through a glutaraldehyde-amplified dielectrophoretic approach with buffer selection and membrane cross-linking.  Electrophoresis.  29(11).
  • Gordon JE, Gagnon Z, Chang HC (2007).  Dielectrophoretic discrimination of bovine red blood cell starvation age by buffer selection and membrane cross-linking.  Biomicrofluidics.  1(4).
  • Hou DS, Gagnon Z, Chang HC (2005).  Nonlinear particle segregation instabilities in micro-vortices and burger dynamics.  AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.
  • Gagnon ZR, Chang HC (2005).  Rapid bacteria trapping using micro-fluidic vortex flow.  AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.
  • Gagnon ZR, Chang HC (2005).  A rapid micro-fluidic bacteria trap based on high-peclet momentum and particle flux coupling in vortex flows.  AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.
  • Gagnon Z, Chang HC (2005).  A wire loop design for convection-enhanced dielectrophoretic bioparticle trapping.  Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels, 2005.  PART B.
  • Yeo LY, Gagnon Z, Chang HC (2005).  AC electrospray biomaterials synthesis.  Biomaterials.  26(31).
  • Gagnon Z, Chang HC (2005).  Aligning fast alternating current electroosmotic flow fields and characteristic frequencies with dielectrophoretic traps to achieve rapid bacteria detection.  Electrophoresis.  26(19).
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