Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering | Facutly of Applied Science
Research Interests:

Project Name: Low-Cost Malaria Diagnostic listed on the Vector Control, Tools & Diagnostics page.

Research Interests:

  • Microfluidics and BioMEMS
  • Biomedical Device Design
  • Biomechanics of Cells
  • Technologies for Global Health
  • Bio-mimetic Design
  • Mechatronics
  • Low-cost Malaria Detection Device

Relevant NGDI Articles


Microfluidic analysis of cellular deformability of normal and oxidatively damaged red blood cells. Kwan JM, Guo Q, Kyluik-Price DL, Ma H, Scott MD. Am J Hematol. 2013 Aug;88(8):682-9.

Technologies for label-free separation of circulating tumor cells: from historical foundations to recent  developments. Jin C, McFaul SM, Duffy SP, Deng X, Tavassoli P, Black PC, Ma H. Lab Chip. 2014 Jan 7;14(1):32-44.


Microfluidic micropipette aspiration for measuring the deformability of single cells.  Guo Q, Park S and Ma H. Lab Chip Miniaturisation Chem Biol 2012 12(15):2687-2695.


Chromatographic behaviour of single cells in a microchannel with dynamic geometry. Ma H, Gerhardt T, and Woo S. Lab on a Chip 2011, Vol11:16:2731-2737.

Deterministic microfluidic ratchet based on the deformation of individual cells. Guo Q, McFaul SM, and Ma H. Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 2011 Vol83:5pt1:051910.