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Assistant Professor

Lin Du

Lin Du is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University and NeuroTech institute. She started her lab in 2023 to develop implantable MEMS technology, DNA self-assembly nanotechnology, and their transformative applications within the realm of medical systems. Lin joined OSU and NeurotTech Institute after conducting her postdoctoral research at University of California, Berkeley with Prof. Grigory Tikhomirov where she works on a rapid and cost-efficient point of care sepsis diagnostic platform integrating DNA self-assembly and semiconduction manufacturing techniques. Lin Received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of Prof. Mark G. Allen. 

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Research Assistant

Michael Terveer  

Michael Terveer is an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  He is a part of the Honors Program and will be graduating with Latin, Engineering, and Research Honors in May 2024.  Michael’s research interests include technology, electronics, and robotics, specifically those related to medical devices and applications.  He has experience in several medical and engineering disciplines.

Michael’s current research is with the NeuroTech Institute, collaborating with Dr. Timothy Lucas MD, PhD, MHCI and several other scientists of the creation and generation of novel neurotechnology devices and therapeutics.  His current efforts are with implantable sensors and neuron/muscle stimulations for integration with brain computer interface and sensory reanimation technology.  Michael’s areas of focus include but are not limited to computer-aided design, additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping and testing, machining, and software/hardware/firmware development.

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Research Assistant

Peixiang Kong

Peixiang Kong is a current Master of Science student studying Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Ohio State University. While his study focuses on analog and mixed-signal VLSI design, he also has project experience in embedded systems. He joined Prof. Du’s lab in 2024 and is more than interested in the intersection between biomedical engineering and electrical engineering. Peixiang received his dual-bachelor's degrees in Materials Science at Duke University and Duke Kunshan University. Apart from advanced ECE knowledge, he also has solid background in semiconductor materials.


Research Assistant

Chamyukthan SampathKumar

Chamyukthan SampathKumar is a current graduate student at The Ohio State University studying Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) specializing in Semiconductor and Circuit design. He will be completing his graduate degree in 2025. He is interested in the intersection of electrical systems and biology. His undergraduate degree was completed in ECE with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. Chamyukthan’s research interests include electrical material testing, flex electronics, analog / digital IC, and electronic component design. He also has a strong background in semiconductor devices and materials. Chamyukthan’s previous projects include a portable pH testing kit, a sleep study device, and a flexible skin temperature sensor.


Chamyukthan’s current research is in Professor Lin Du’s lab, working on testing and prototyping MEMS based device. Concurrently, he is researching on another team that works on testing and creating flexible based skin temperature sensor


Research Assistant

Michael Watters

Michael Watters is an undergraduate student at The Ohio State University studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. He is a part of Ohio State’s Honors & Scholars Program as a STEM Exploration and Engagement Scholar. Michael’s research interests include neuroprosthetics, medical device design, robotics, and artificial intelligence. He has previously worked with the United Nations Academic Impact’s Millennium Fellowship as an Emerging Technologist in the class of 2023.

Michael’s current research in Dr. Du’s lab is modeling and simulating implantable sensors. In the future, Michael aims to work on improving prosthetics to enhance the quality of life for veterans and people with disabilities.

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