Jason Riordon, PhD
My PhD thesis at the University of Ottawa focused on the design, fabrication and characterization of microfluidic volume sensors. I demonstrated lab-on-chip devices capable of measuring individual cell volumetric growth at high resolution, and sorting cells at high purity.
Since joining Prof. Sinton’s Energy and Fluids research group in 2014, I have advanced microfluidic projects geared towards global challenges in energy and health. My expertise is in the design & development of lab-on-chip micro/nano-fluidic systems.
Most recently, my focus has been on exploring opportunities in applying deep learning methodologies to microfluidics, to (i) enhance data analysis and (ii) enable AI-augmented microfluidic design.
Yihe Wang, PhD
Yihe received her BSc in Applied Chemistry from China University of Petroleum (East China) in 2008 and her MSc in Chemistry from Zhejiang University in 2011. Then, she pursued her PhD degree in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto, where her research focused on developing microfluidic platforms for cell encapsulation in biomimetic hydrogels.
In July 2017, Yihe joined the Sinton group as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for male fertility. Her current research is to develop microfluidic platforms for high quality sperm cell selection for assisted reproductive technologies.