Leidong Mao

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering – Yale University 2008
  • M.Phil in Electrical Engineering – Yale University 2005
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering – Yale University 2002
  • B.S. in Materials Science – Fudan University 2001

In the Lab

The mission of Mao lab is two fold. For research, our goal is to exploit the science of magnetism and behavior of ferrofluids to design better solutions for biomedical research. Our expertise in this area includes nanoscale magnetism, micro/nano-technology, microfluidics, cancer diagnostics, stroke treatment strategies, and lab-on-a-chip systems for single cell studies. For education, our goal is to integrate interdisciplinary research and classroom instruction for effective teaching and student mentoring. Examples include research experiences for undergraduates (REU) program, undergraduate nanotechnology curriculum development, and K-12 teachers and students outreach.

Research Interest

  • Microfluidics/lab-on-chip systems
  • Cancer diagnostics (circulating tumor cells)
  • Single cell measurement


  • Publications by Leidong Mao may be found at PubMed.