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Lei Wang, biomedical engineering graduate student at Colorado State, received the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Extended Abstract/Design and Research Award at the BMES Annual Meeting in Minnesota on October 8, 2016.

Wang, working with her advisor, Professor David Dandy, has found a way to study small-scale phenomena at the submicron level. The application for which Wang is leveraging microfluidic inertial focusing is harvesting cyanobacteria, a type of microalgae. She is the first to build a platform that can manipulate, concentrate, and separate a suspension of particles this small.