Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Office Information:

4307 Engineering Building III
Raleigh, NC 27695
NC State University
(919) 515-1049

150A MacNider Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
UNC Chapel Hill
(919) 843-5830


2018, Honorary Doctor of Science, Furman University
2014, Honorary Doctorate, Agricultural University of Athens
2000, D.Sc., for Biosensor Technology, Oxford University
1977 D.Phil.. Biochemistry, Oxford University
1972 B.S. Biology-Chemistry, Furman University

2018, Chair, 28th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors, Miami
2017-2018, North Carolina State University Innovator of the Year
2017, Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry, ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry
2017, National Inventors Hall of Fame
2012, Presidential Rank of Meritorious Senior Professional, awarded by President Barack H. Obama
2005, National Academy of Engineering, Bioengineering Section, Councillor 2014-2017
2003, Presidential Rank of Distinguished Senior Professional, awarded by President George W. Bush
2003. Christopher Columbus Foundation Homeland Security Award (Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Field)
Elected Fellow: SPIE, AIMBE, AAAS, National Academy of Inventors



Research and Publications:

Research Area:  Biomedical Microdevices
Secondary Research Area:  Regenerative Medicine
Research Interests:  microfluidics, tissue on chip, optical analytical devices, biosensors, nanotechnology

Su, T., K. Huang, M.A. Daniele, M. Hensley, A.T. Young, J. Tang, T. Allen, A. Vandergriff, P. Erb, F.S. Ligler, and K. Cheng (2018) Cardiac stem cell patch integrated with microengineered blood vessels promotes cardiomyocyte proliferation and neovascularization after acute myocardial infarction. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, in press.
Sexton, K.B. and F.S. Ligler (2018) Strategies to close the gender gap in invention and technology commercialization. Technology and Innovation 19, 701-706.
Chen, Z., J. Wang, W. Sun, E. Archibong, A.R. Kahkoska, X. Zhang, Y. Lu, F.S. Ligler, J.B. Buse, and Z. Gu (2018) Synthetic beta cells for fusion-mediated dynamic insulin secretion. Nat. Chem. Biol. 14, 86-93.
Wang, J., Y. Zhang, E. Archibong, F.S. Ligler, and Z. Gu (2017) Leveraging H2O2 levels for biomedical applications. Adv. Biosys. 1, 1700084.
DiVito, K.A., M.A. Daniele, S.A. Roberts, F.S. Ligler, and A.A. Adams (2017) Microfabricated blood vessels undergo neoangiogenesis. Biomaterials 138, 142-152. (Additional information published in Data-in-Brief 14, 156-162.)
Cummins, B.M., R. Chinthapatla, F.S. Ligler, and G.M.Walker (2017) Time-dependent model for fluid flow in porous materials with multiple pore sizes. Anal.Chem. 89, 4377-4381.
Cummins, B.M., R. Chinthapatla, B. Lenin, F.S. Ligler, and G.M. Walker (2017) Modular pumps as programmable hydraulic batteries for microfluidic devices. Technology 5, 21-30.
Yu, J., C. Qian, Y. Zhang, Z. Cui, Y. Zhu, Q. Shen, F.S. Ligler, J.B. Buse, and Z.Gu (2017) Hypoxia and H2O2 dual-sensitive vesicles for enhanced glucose-responsive insulin delivery. Nano Lett. 17, 733-739.
Pacardo, D.B., F.S. Ligler, and Z. Gu (2017) Dual wavelength-triggered gold nanorods for anti-cancer treatment. Methods Mol.Biol. 1570, 195-208.
For a completed list of publications and patents, click here.