Dr. Pouya Rezai is an emerging researcher in the area of microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC) devices. He is the Graduate Program Director of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at York University. He received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in 2008 and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University in 2012. Dr. Rezai was an NSERC Visiting Fellow at Public Health Agency of Canada before joining York University in July 2013 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Rezai is also serving as the Associate Editor of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) bulletin.

Dr. Rezai’s research interest includes advancing micromachining and microfabrication techniques to develop LoC devices to study interactions between micro-particles, small biological substances and fluids in microenvironments. His groups has developed:
(i) LoC devices for quantitative investigation of neurobehavioral responses of bio-organisms (e.g., D. melanogaster, C. elegans, D. rerio) to electric, acoustic, or chemical cues.
(ii) Microfluidic platforms for multiplexed sorting of pathogens and microparticles in fluidic samples.
(iii) Micro-electro-mechanical sensors for measuring physical properties of polymers and carbon nano-structures.

Dr. Rezai’s passion for research is to develop integrated, automated, low-cost and high-throughput biomedical and lab-on-a-chip devices for applications in medicine, biology, materials, and environmental sciences. His research has been disseminated in various ways, among which multiple peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and presentations, book chapters, and patents can be highlighted. Read More

Research Interests

  •    Micro and Nanofabrication
  •    Micro and Nanofluidics
  •    Lab-on-Chips and Bio-Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
  •    Organisms and Organs on a Chip
  •    Particle and Cell Separation and Sorting