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Michael Schrlau

Michael Schrlau
Graduate Program Director-Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor

Phone: 585-475-2139
Office: GLE/2111

Dr. Schrlau is interested in several aspects critical to the interface of nanotechnology and biology, including nanomanufacturing, nanomanipulation, technology-biology interactions, and biomedical applications, and investigates micro/nanoscalefluid behavior and develops related micro/nanotechnologies for biological metrology.  Dr. Michael Schrlau earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of Pittsburgh in From 1998 to 2004, he worked for Kimberly-Clark Corp in roles ranging from R&D engineering to operations management.   In 2009, he earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania for his research on carbon-based biological nanoprobes.  After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Temple University, he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University as a Research Assistant Professor in November 2009, where he led the research activities of the W. M. Keck Institute.  During the same time, Dr. Schrlau was also an adjunct lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  His research appears in several high impact journals, including Nature Nanotechnoloy, ACS Nano, Small, and Nanotechnology, was featured in Nanotechnology (cover image) and ACS Nano, and has resulted in several patents.  Dr. Schrlau actively supports graduate and undergraduate research and is active in nanotechnology K-12 outreach.  He is founding director of the Nano-Bio Interface Laboratory (NBIL) at the Rochester Institute of Technology.   For more about Dr. Schrlau see his website.

Selected Publications

Orynbayeva Z, Singhal R, Vitol EA, Schrlau MG, Papazoglou E, Friedman G, Gogotsi Y.  Physiological validation of cell health upon probing with carbon nanotube endoscope and its benefit for cell interrogation.  (2011) Nanomedicine DOI:10.1016/j.nano.2011.08.008

Nui JJ, Schrlau MG, Friedman G, Gogotsi Y. Carbon nanotube-tipped endoscope for in situ intracellular surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.  (2011) Small 7:540-545.

Singhal R, Orynbayeva Z, Sundaram RVK, Niu JJ, Bhattacharyya S, Vitol E, Schrlau MG, Papazoglou E, Friedman G, Gogotsi Y.  (2011) Multifunctional nanotube-based cellular endoscopes.   Nature Nanotechnology 6:57-64.

Thompson JA, Du X, Grogan JM, Schrlau MG, Bau HH.  (2010) Polymeric microbead arrays for microfluidic applications.  J Micromech Microeng  20:115017 (8pp).

Schrlau MG, Bau HH. (2010) The application of carbon nanopipettes in bionanotechnology.  J Assoc Lab Automation 15:145-151. (Invited review article for special issue on bionanotechnology, April 2010)

Nguyen VD, Schrlau MG, Tran SBQ, Bau HH, Ko HS, Byun D. (2009) Fabrication of nanoscale nozzle for electrohydrodynamic (EHD) inkjet head and high precision patterning by drop-on-demand operation.   J Nanosci Nanotechnol  9:7298-7302.

Brailoiu E, Churamani D, Cai X, Schrlau MG, Brailoiu GC, Gao X, Hooper R, Boulware MJ, Dun NJ, Marchant JS, Patel S. (2009) Essential requirement for two-pore channel 1 in NAADP-mediated calcium signaling.  J Cell Biol  186:201-209.

Liu C, Schrlau MG, Bau HH.  (2009) Single bead-based electrochemical biosensor.  Biosens Bioelectron 25:809-814.

Schrlau MG, Bau HH. (2009) Carbon-based nanoprobes for cell biology. Microfluid Nanofluid 7:439-451.  (Invited review article)

Vitol EA, Schrlau MG, Bhattacharyya S, Ducheyne P, Bau HH, Friedman G, Gogotsi Y. (2009) Effects of deposition conditions on the structure and chemical properties of carbon nanopipettes. Chem Vapor Depos 15:204-208

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