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Publications

Publications starting from August 2020 (Start of CSU Long Beach).
Please refer to Google Scholar 
page for the prior publications. 

Pre-Prints (contributed to Arxiv)

 

[P3] Microfluidics for Hydrodynamics Investigations of Sand Dollar Larvae

Wesley A Chen, Bryant A Lopez, Haley B Obenshain, Moses Villeda, Brian T Le, Brenda AAB Ametepe, Ariana Lee, Douglas A Pace*, Siavash Ahrar* (*co-pi) 
arXiv preprint arXiv:2401.00056 (Link)
 

[P2] HUVECs-encapsulation via Millimeter-sized Alginate Droplets
Khanh Tran#, Brenda A.A.B. Ametepe#,, Erika L. Gomez #,, Daniel Ramos#,, Clare Kim#,, Ga-Young Kelly Suh, Siavash Ahrar*, Perla Ayala* (*co-pi) 
arXiv preprint arXiv: 2309.08012 (Link)

 

[P1] Microfluidics Generation of Millimeter-sized Matrigel Droplets
Cory Arnold *#Gabriela Pena Carmona *#David A. Quiroz *#Chung X. Thai #Brenda A.A.B. Ametepe #I-Hung Khoo ^Melinda G. SimonPerla Ayala ^Siavash Ahrar
arXiv preprint arXiv: 2305.19261 (Link)
 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles - Starting CSULB

[J5] Orthogonal-view Microscope for the Biomechanics Investigations of Aquatic Organisms

Brian T Le*#, Katherine M Auer*#, David A Lopez*#, Justin P Shum*#, Brian Suarsana*#, Ga-Young Kelly Suh^, Per Niklas Hedde, Siavash Ahrar 

HardwareX (2024): e00533. (Link)
arXiv preprint arXiv:2307.13079v1
(Link)
 

[J4] Structured Modules to Promote Students’ Readiness for Capstone Projects

GYK Suh ^, S Ahrar (equal contributions) Biomedical Engineering Education, 1-6 (Link)

[J3] SPIM-Flow: An Integrated Light Sheet and Microfluidics Platform for Hydrodynamic Studies of Hydra

PN Hedde*, BT Le#, EL Gomez#, L Duong, RE Steele, S Ahrar* Biology 12 (1), 116 (Link)
 

[J2] Pneumatic Computers for Embedded Control of Microfluidics 
S Ahrar, M Raje, IC Lee, EE Hui,
Science Advances 9 (22), eadg020, (
Link),

arXiv (Link)
 

[J1] Trace Matrix: A Framing Tool to Improve Communication and Debugging in Remote Instrumentation Lab Courses S Ahrar, D Li, JD Towles, RD Venook, Biomedical Engineering Education 1, pages 195–200 (2021) (Link)

Conference Presentations and Abstracts

ERN 2024: 

[C15]  Stereolithographic 3D Printing Approaches for Next Generation Valved Microfluidics

Ogochukwu Ozonevo#, Marcus Mallabo#,  Chung Thai, Siavash Ahrar, Elliot Hui 

Washington DC, 2024
 

[C14] Next Generation Pneumatic Digital Logic for Embedded Control of Lab-on-a-Chip
Marcus Mallabo#, Ogochukwu Ozonevo#, Chung Thai, Siavash Ahrar, Elliot Hui 

Washington DC, 2024

SICB 2024: 

[C13] Investigating ciliary-mediated hydrodynamics of sand dollar larvae via millifluidics

SICB 2024, Seattle, WA, 2024

Bryant Lopez#*, Haley Obenshain#*, Wesley Chen#*, Ariana Lee, Douglas A. Pace^*, Siavash Ahrar*

SCR 2023:

[C12] Pneumatic Digital Logic to Control Next-Generation Soft Robots

SoCal Robotics 2023, Irvine, CA, 2023 
Michael Richardso
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#Siavash Ahrar (Podium Presentation)

BMES 2023:

[C11] Towards a Field-Deployable Orthogonal View Microscope (GLUB-Scope)

​Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2023 (accepted - to be presented)

Katherine M. Auer #*, Brian T. Le  #*, David Lopez #*, Justin Shum #*Brian B. Suarsana #*Ga-Young
Kelly Suh
 ^, Per Niklas Hedde, Siavash Ahrar 
(Podium Presentation)

[C10] Uniform Production of Millimeter Sized Alginate Microbeads via Microfluidics

​Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2023 (accepted - to be presented)

Khanh Tran #, Brenda Ametepe #, Erika Gomez #, Daniel Ramos #, Clare Kim #, Perla Ayala ^, and  Siavash Ahrar

(PA and SA - are CoPI)

[C9]  Flow-Milli: Millimeter Sized Matrigel Droplets for 3D Cell Cultures

​Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2023 (accepted - to be presented)
Cory Arnold #*, Gabriela E. Pena Carmona #*, David Quiroz#*, Melinda Simon, Perla Ayala ^, and Siavash Ahrar

(PA and SA - are CoPI)


BEEC 2023:

[C8]  Structure Lab Modules to Achieve Students' Readiness for Capstone Projects

G Suh^*, and S Ahrar * (Best Presentation Award)

CSUPERB 2023:
[C7] Millimeter Sized Droplet Generators
Chung Thai #, Brenda Ametepe #, Melinda Simon, Perla Ayala ^, Siavash Ahrar 

SICB 2023: 
[C6] Towards Understanding the Biomechanical World of Hydra via SPIM-Flow
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin TX, 2023 PN Hedde, BT Le #, EL Gomez #, RE Steele, S Ahrar (Podium Presentation)

ABRCMS 2022:

[C5] Millifluidic Platforms for Cultivation and Biomechanical Studies of Dendraster Excentricus (*Co PI)

Moses Villeda #, Brenda Ametepe #, Douglas A. Pace^*, Siavash Ahrar*

BMES 2022: 

[C4] Rapid and Frugal Prototyping of Millifluidic Droplet Generators
Biomedical EngineeringSociety Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX, 2022 Chung Thai #, Perla Ayala ^, Siavash Ahrar 

 

[C3] Towards Understanding the Biomechanical World of Hydra via SPIM-Flow
Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX, 2022 
PN Hedde, EL Gomez #, RE Steele, S Ahrar

(Podium Presentation)
 

[C2] Millifluidic Platforms for Cultivation and Biomechanical Studies of Dendraster Excentricus (*Co PI)

Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX, 2022

Moses Villeda #, Brenda Ametepe #, Douglas A. Pace^*, Siavash Ahrar*

[C1] Experiential Pedagogy: Learn by Building in Millifluidics

Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio TX, 2022
Chung Thai #, Drew Ramos #, Thaotho Nguyen #, Christian Hernandez #, Kunaal Sarhaya #, Siavash Ahrar


Key:
CSULB students are highlighted with #,

Equal contributions are highlighted with  *,

CSULB faculty are highlighted with ^.

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