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Dr. Roger Lo

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, 2008
  • M.E. Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, 2002
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1997

Research Interests

Microfluidics; 3D Printing; Open-source Instrumentation; Electrophoresis; Immunoassays; Laboratory Automation; High-throughput Separation Technology; Microreactor Technology

 

Academic and Professional Experiences

  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, CA. 08/2015-Present.
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, CA. 06/2016-Present.
  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, CA. 08/2009-08/2015.
  • Part-time Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, CA. 09/2008-08/2009.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, CA. 07/2008-08/2009

Publications

  • Jang, L. K. and Lo, R. C., “Spreadsheet procedure for simulating setpoint tracking in SISO
    by dynamic matrix control”, Chemical Engineering Education. v49 n3 p175-183, Summer
    2015
  • Lo, R. C., Bhatia, H., Venkatraman, R., and Jang, L. K., “Microfluidics @ the Beach:
    Introduction of Microfluidics Technology to the ChE Curriculum at Cal State Long Beach”, Chemical Engineering Education. v49 n2 p111-117, Spring 2015
  • Jang, L. K. and Lo, R. C., “Developing a straightforward tuning method for weak acid or weak base neutralization control system”, Chemical Engineering & Process Techniques. Vol. 2, pp 1023, 2014
  • Lo, R. C., “Application of microfluidics in chemical engineering”, Chemical Engineering & Process Techniques. Vol. 1, pp 1002, 2013
  • Farahani, B. H., Rahai, H. R., Lo, R. C., and Faraji, S., “Experimental investigations of the effects of a humid air system and an exhaust scrubber on diesel emissions”, 2013 I-NUF 5th METRANS Urban Freight Conference Proceedings, 2013
  • Lo, R. C., “Application of microfluidics in bioprocesses”, Journal of Bioprocessing and Biotechniques. Vol. 2, pp e109, 2012
  • Lo, R. C. and Joffe, A., “Influence of DNA-dye complex stability on separation resolution in microchip electrophoresis”, Bioanalysis, Vol. 4, pp 693-701, 2012
  • Lo, R. C., Joffe, A.,Truong, T., and Dinh,O.H,“Microfluidics @ the Beach: An inexpensive imaging system for microfluidics labs”. 2012 PSW ASEE Conference Proceedings, pp 147-152, 2012
  • Riveros, T. A., Lo, R. C., Salgado, M., Carmona, H., and Gomez, F. A., “Microchip capillary electrophoresis to study the binding of ligands to teicoplanin derivatized on magnetic beads”, Capillary Electrophoresis and Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis, Garcia, C. D. and Carrilho, E., Eds. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp 359-365, 2013
  • Truong, T., Ferguson, S. W., Lo, R. C., “Microfluidics @ the Beach: Introduction of microfluidics technology to the chemical engineering curriculum at CSULB”. 2011 ASEE Conference Proceedings, AC 2011-1943, 2011.
  • Mendez, S., Ko, Y.-F., Lo, R. C., Bahr, D., and Cheng, K., “Preliminary studies of natural fiber composites for use in wind turbine blades”, SAMPE 2011 Conference Proceedings, 1398, 2011
  • Liu, X., Lo, R. C., Gomez, F. A., “Facile fabrication of an enzyme microreactor using magnetic microbeads”. NSTI-Nanotech 2010. Vol. 3, pp 141-144, 2010
  • Riveros, T. A., Lo, R. C., Liu, X., Valdez, A, Lozano, M., and Gomez, F. A. “The use of magnetic beads in microfluidic binding assays and on-chip enzymatic microreactions”. American Laboratory. pp 11-19, 2010
  • Goldberg, M. D., Lo, R. C., Abele, S., Macka, M., and Gomez, F. A. “Development of microfluidic chips for heterogeneous receptor-ligand interaction studies”. Analytical Chemistry. Vol. 81, pp 5095-5098, 2009
  • Sariikhanikhorami, M., Lo, R. C., and Gomez, F. A. “Use of magnetic beads to study the interaction of ristocetin with peptides and bacteria”. Bioanalysis. Vol. 1, pp 721-727, 2009
  • Liu, X. J., Lo, R. C., and Gomez, F. A. “Fabrication of a microfluidic enzyme reactor utilizing magnetic beads”. Electrophoresis. Vol. 30, pp 2129-2133, 2009
  • Lo, R. C. and Ugaz, V. M. “Microchip gel electrophoresis of DNA with integrated whole- column detection”. Lab on a Chip Technologies and Applications, Avi Rasooly and Keith E. Herold, Editors. Horizon Scientific Press, Norwich, UK. 2009
  • Lo, R. C. and Ugaz, V. M. “Microchip DNA electrophoresis with automated whole-gel scanning detection”. Lab on a Chip. Vol. 8, pp 2135-2145, 2008
  • Lo, R. C. and Ugaz, V. M. “Separation performance of single-stranded DNA electrophoresis in photopolymerized crosslinked polyacrylamide gels”. Electrophoresis. Vol. 27, pp 373- 386, 2006
  • Ugaz, V. M., Elms, R. D., Lo, R. C., Shaikh, F. A. and Burns, M. A. “Microfabricated electrophoresis systems for DNA sequencing and genotyping applications: current technology and future directions”. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A. Vol. 362, pp 1105-1129, 2004
  • Lin, S.-C., Lin, K.-G., Lo, C.-C., and Lin, Y.-M. “Enhanced biosurfactant production by a Bacillus licheniformis mutant”. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. Vol. 23, pp 267-273, 1998
  • Lo, C.-C. and Lin, S.-C. “The dispersion of oil from oil sludge by a biosurfactant”. Journal of Chinese Colloid and Interface Society. Vol. 20, pp 117-124, 1997

 

Conference Presentations

  • 28th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, Garden Grove, CA, January 2016
    Poster: “Extraction of polyphenols and antioxidants from avocado seeds and skins”
    Jang, L. K., Lo,    R. C., Lee, Y., Phan, N., and Cherngchaosil, L.
  • 2014 ASEE Zone IV Conference, Long Beach, CA, April 2014
    Presentation: “Internet-based system for undergraduate process control lab”
    Jang, L. K. and Lo, R. C.
  • 2014 ASEE Zone IV Conference, Long Beach, CA, April 2014
    Presentation: “A difficult topic made easy: Developing a straightforward tuning method for weak acid/base neutralization control system”
    Jang, L., Lo, R. C., and Mushonga, S.
  • 25th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium, Anaheim, CA, January 2013 Poster: “Droplet-based microfluidics for high-throughput chemical kinetics studies” Braun, K., Fhur, A., Lo, R. C., and Mendez, S.
  • AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011
    Poster: “Developing a miniaturized assay for label-free, high-throughput biomolecule analysis”
    Joffe, A., Truong, T., Ferguson, W. S., and Lo, R. C.
  • AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011
    Poster: “Droplet-based microfluidics for high-throughput studies of enzyme catalyzed reactions”
    Mendez, S., Cheng, K., and Lo, R. C.
  • AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011
    Poster: “Chemical and mechanical analysis of green composites materials made from natural fibers of hemp, flax, and hay”
    Cheng, K., Bahr, D., Lo, R. C., and Mendez, S.
  • 118th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2011 Presentation: “Microfluidics @ the Beach: Introduction of microfluidics technology to the chemical engineering curriculum at CSULB”
    Lo, R. C.*, Troung, T., Ferguson, W., and Joffe, A.
  • SAMPE 2011 Conference, Long Beach, CA, May 2011
    Presentation: “Preliminary studies of natural fiber composites for use in wind turbine blades” Mendez, S., Ko, Y.-F., Lo, R. C., Bahr, D., and Cheng, K.
  • SCURC 2011, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2011
    Poster: “Facile fabrication of microfluidic chips for UV absorbance-based detection”, Joffe, A. and Lo, R. C.
  • SCURC 2011, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2011
    Presentation: “Chemical and mechanical analysis of green composites made from fibers of hemp, flax, and hay”,
    Bahr, D., Cheng, K., Chiang, J., Mendez, S., Lo, R. C., Ko, Y.-F., and Bahr, B.
  • SCURC 2011, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2011
    Poster: “Creation and development of high-throughput microfluidics to study enzyme catalyzed reactions”,
    Cheng, K., Chiang, Jay, Nazmi, A., Mendez, S., and Lo, R. C.
  • AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November, 2010
    Poster: “Microfluidic organic synthesis system with automated two-dimensional UV absorbance imaging detection for online process optimization”,
    Ferguson, S. W. and Lo, R. C.
  • CSU Biotechnology Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, January 2009
    Poster: “Study of the interaction of ristocetin with peptides using magnetic beads coupled with fluorescence microscopy”,
    Lo, R. C., Sariikhanikhorami, M., and Gomez, F. A.
  • LabAutomation 2007 Conference, Palm Springs, CA, January 2007 Poster: “An automated rapid whole-gel scanning system for microfluidic gel electrophoresis”,
    Lo, R. C. and Ugaz V. M.
  • 23rd Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, Houston, TX, February 2006
    Presentation: “Fast characterization of separation performance in single-stranded DNA electrophoresis using a portable microfluidic device”,
    Lo, R. C. and Ugaz V. M.
  • MSB’2006 (20th International Symposium on Microscale Bioseparations), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January, 2006
    Poster: “Rapid characterization of sieving gels for DNA electrophoresis using microfluidic devices”,
    Lo, R. C. and Ugaz, V. M.
  • AIChEAnnual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, Nov., 2005
    Presentation: “A microfluidic platform for rapid screening of separation performance in gel matrices for DNA electrophoresis”,
    Lo, R. C. and Ugaz, V. M.
  • American Physical Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 2005
    Poster: “Using measurements of mobility, diffusion, and dispersion to predict separation resolution in DNA electrophoresis”,
    Lo, R. C. and Ugaz, V. M.
  • American Physical Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, March 2004
    Poster: “Diffusion, dispersion, and mobility of single-stranded DNA in polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis”,
    Lo, R. C. and Ugaz, V. M.

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society for Engineering Education

Synergistic Activities

  • Editorial Board Member, Chemical Engineering & Process Techniques, JSciMed Central, 2013-Present
  • Peer Reviewer, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Elsevier, 2011-Present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Bioprocessing and Biotechniques, OMICS Publishing
    Group, 2010-Present
  • Peer Reviewer, Bioanalysis, Future Science Ltd., 2010-Present
  • Member in College of Engineering Research Advisory Committee, California State
    University, Long Beach, 2010-Present
  • Member in Biomedical Engineering Committee, California State University, Long Beach, 2009-Present.