Burns Named T. C. Chang Professor of Engineering
Mark Burns has been named the T. C. Chang Professor of Engineering. Burns’ research focuses on microfluidics systems that can be used in health-related biochemical analysis. He is known for his pioneering work in developing integrated devices for the analysis of DNA.
In 1998, Burns and his colleagues were able to transform a concept – performing DNA analysis in a device the size of a child’s finger – into a reality. The results were reported in a first-authored Science publication. The work is widely recognized as the first integrated DNA analysis device, and the device is part of the permanent collection at the National Science Museum in London, England.
Endowed Professor Recognition for Mark Burns:
Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
General Motors Conference Hall, Lurie Engineering Center, 1221 Beal Ave.
Lecture Title: “Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip Systems”