Professor Lee's promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure was officially approved by the Board of Trustees of NJIT on June 6, 2019. The promotion is effective with the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. 

The lab is currently looking for highly qualified PHD students for nano biochip research and nano graphene-based catalyst research. Anyone who is interested in the PHD positions and can be available soon (Summer or Fall 2019), please send an email to the PI with a full CV and any other supporting materials (publications, papers, transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL scores, etc) if available.


1. Nano biochip research: The position will do the research with the following activities.

- microfluidic channel fabrication and complex flow characterization including biomimicking fluid and blood flow, with specific biomarkers. 

- self-separation micro- and nano-structures fabrication and their flow characterization

- nanocircuit fabrication and integration on microfluidic biochip sensor for biomarker detections. 

- biomarker characterization: flow dynamics and electrochemical characterization. 


2. Nano graphene-based electrochemical catalysts.

- electrochemical catalyst study for various applications including fuel cells, batteries, sensors, etc.

- non-PGM catalysts: synthesis and characterization (physical, chemical, electrochemical)

- graphene-based catalysts: synthesis and characterization (physical, chemical, electrochemical)


More information can be found on PROJECTS or PUBLICATIONS column. 

Contact; Dr. Eon Soo Lee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Principal Investigator, Advanced Energy Systems and Microdevices Laboratory

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Professor Lee is Listed in NJBIZ: Vanguard Series: Leaders in Higher Education, 2018


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The Lab's two PHD graduates are planning to move on a new journey for the future:

- Bharath Babu Nunna, PHD (2018, NJIT) is going to join as a Postdoc at Harvard University in 2019. The innovative research by him on nano biochip featured by multiplex sensing with plasma self-separation mechanism is highly recognized and got many national and international innovation awards in various meetings and conferences on the future of point-of-care diagnostic technologies. 

- Shiqiang "Simon" Zhuang, PHD (2017, NJIT) is going to join as a new faculty (tenure-track Associate Professor) at Jinan University (a leading university in the southeast of China) in 2019. The pioneered research by him on nitrogen-doped graphene catalysts modified with metal organic framework (called "N-G/MOF"), synthesized by a new approach, called "nano high energy wet (NHEW) ball milling methods", has been highly recognized in leading journals in carbon and energy materials. 


An article on Dr. Lee's QED finalist selection on biochip research including Dr. Arinzeh at NJIT who got the award from the finalist. The 11 finalist was selected in July 2017 from 54 invited innovations that were screened from initial applicants, and competed for 3 Awards to the December Final Presentation since August. 

Link below:

Welcome! Dr. Steven Schachter (Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Chief Academic Officer at CIMIT) visited NJIT campus to give a plenary talk at NJIT President's Forum on Nov. 16, 2017, and had a discussion with Dr. Lee on his biochip research for innovations. This interaction was a continuation of the discussion made at HI-POCT2017 (NIH, Bethesda, MD, Nov 8, 2017) conference showcase, where Dr. Lee's biochip won the Best Design Award. 

Our biochip won the Best Design Award in IEEE-NIH 2017 Special Topics Conference on Health Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies (HI-POCT2017), held at NIH Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD (Nov. 6-8, 2017).

This focused conference featured a lot of renowned speakers including Dr. George Whitesides (Professor at Harvard University, and Member of AAAS, NAS, NAE), Dr. Steven Schachter (Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Chief Academic Officer at CIMIT),...


Mr. Bharath Babu Nunna successfully defended his PHD Dissertation Proposal on DEC. 11, 2017. His proposed PHD dissertation is



Mr. Zhuang successfully defended his PHD Dissertation on Nov. 30, 2017. His PHD dissertation is the study on                                                "NITROGEN-DOPED GRAPHENE CATALYSTS WITH METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORK FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTIONS"


Debdyuti Mandal has successfully defended his Master's Thesis on ' Innovative Interdigitated Electrodes based-biosensing for the biomarker detection' on November 16, 2017.

Our biochip research was selected to the final round of University City Science Center - QED funding program ($200,000 per Award). At the final round, only a few proposals will be finally selected for funding out of 11 finalists who were already screened from the initial round out of 54 participants. 

The QED program is composed of multiple steps to the final round presentation from the inital white-paper submission. 

The QED program announcement: 

Our biochip research won New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) Innovation Award on 2017 cycle. The Innovation Grant Award is focused on the technology development of biochips for simple and fast disease detection and diagnosis.

Award announcement: 


Dr. Eon Soo Lee was elected a full member of Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Honor Society), Full Membership since October 2017.

Our biochip research won NSF Innovation Corps Program Grant Award on Summer 2016. The Innovation Grant Award is focused on the technology development and the commercialization study to develop biochips for simple and fast disease detection and diagnosis.

Award announcement: 

NSF I-Corps is the core program activity within NSF for technology transfer to commercialization. 



S. Zhuang, CATL 415, AEI 16, New modified nitrogen-doped graphene (N-G)/metal organic framework (MOF) derived microporous catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction, 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC, 8/20-8/24/2017.


2017 ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Reston, VA, 6/13-15/2017, 2715475.


Shiqiang Zhuang was elected a member of Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Honor Society), Full Membership since 6/1/2017.

S. Zhuang, 2017 Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, NJIT, 4/19/2017.

2017 Annual Symposium of the Catalysis Society of Metro NY, 3/22/2017, Exxon Mobile.

S. Zhuang, NJIT 2016 Research Centers and Laboratories Showcase, 11/17/2016.

ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 11/11-11/17/16, IMECE2016-68831.

S. Zhuang, 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Day, 11/1/2016.

S. Zhuang, A01-0109 and A01-0114, 229th Electrochemical Society Meeting, 5/29-6/2/2016.

2016 NSLS-II and CFN Users Meeting, 5/23-5/25/2016.

S. Zhuang, 2016 Dana Knox Student Research Showcase 4/20/2016.

S. Zhuang, The 4th Annual NJIT Innovation Day, 4/15/2016.

Shiqiang Zhuang, Best Presentation Awardees at 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA. (3/13/2016)

S. Zhuang, 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, 3/13/2016-2425505.

Platinum group metal-based (PGM) catalysts are widely applied in many electrochemical systems, such as PEM fuel cells or metal-air batteries, because of their excellent catalytic performance. However, due to the high raw material cost of PGM catalyst, there have been strong needs to reduce the material cost of electrochemical systems by developing non-platinum group metal (non-PGM) catalysts to replace PGM catalysts. In recent years nitrogen doped-graphene (N-G) has become one of the promising non-PGM catalysts.

S. Zhuang, First NJIT Research Centers and Laboratories showcase, 11/16/2015.

S. Zhuang, The XI Annual Graduate Students Research Day, 10/28/2015.

S. Zhuang, POWERENERGY2015-49602 and POWERENERGY2015-49909, ASME 13th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, San Diego, California, USA, 6/28-7/2/2015, two oral presentations.

Poster presentation: ASME 13th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, San Diego, California, USA, June 28-July 2, 2015, POWERENERGY2015-49600.

In recent years, people attach high attention to the energy problem owing to the energy shortage of the world. Since the price of energy resources significantly increases, it is a necessary requirement to develop new alternative sources of energy to replace non-renewable energy resources. Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology is one of the promising fields of clean and sustainable power, which is based on direct conversion of fuel into electricity.

S. Zhuang, The Dana Knox Student Research Showcase, 4/29/2015.

S. Zhuang, 2014 NJIT Research Day,10/30/2014.