Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2019 expected
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, UCI, 2017
B.S., Bioengineering - Biotechnology, UC San Diego, 2013
Wearable and point-of-care (POC) platforms for health monitoring
Lancy Lin is a doctoral candidate in Dr. Michelle Khine’s laboratory in the School of Engineering at UCI. Her research focuses primarily on wearable and point-of-care (POC) health monitors using low-cost, rapid fabrication techniques. She currently investigates metal thin film electronics and self-driven microfluidics to develop devices that characterize biological signals like respiratory rate and changes in sweat analyte concentrations. She also enjoys educational outreach via the 100 Tiny Hands initiative and plans STEM activities to engage students of various social-economic backgrounds.
Why is science communication important to you personally?
When I have a scientific question, research helps me find the answer. This is my drive for conducting research as a graduate student. However, it is equally important to inform and educate the public about interesting and useful science facts. Effective science communication is innate to spreading knowledge that benefits society and public policy. It is also an essential skill to interest younger populations in science and engage them to enter STEM fields.