Matthew Estes
  • Graduate Research Assistant (M.S./Ph.D.)
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
    PO Box 210077
    University of Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0030
  • Tel: (513) 309-6516
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  • Matt received his BachelorĄ¯s degree in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003, with emphasis on tissue engineering, bioinformatics, bioMEMS, and biorobotics. While there he started a RoboCup team, worked for two years with NASA, and completed projects on MEMS-based DNA detection and hemocompatibility.

Research Interests

  • Cell Detection
  • Neurochemical detection
  • Protein Detection
  • DNA detection
  • uTAS (micro-total-analysis-system)

Social Works

  • Vice President, UC chapter of EMBS (2004 - present)
  • Volunteer, Camp Washington ChildrenĄ¯s Program (2004)
  • Volunteer, Whiz Kids Tutoring (2006 – present)

Honor and Awards

  • NSF Project STEP Fellowship (2005-2006)
  • Graduate Research Assistant: UC (2003 - present)
  • University Graduate Scholarship: UC (2003 - 2006)
  • Third Place, NASA HEDS-UP design competiton (2001)
  • Undergraduate Nuclear Engineering Scholarship: UCB (1999-2000)


  • M.D. Estes, J. Do, and C.H. Ahn, "On-chip cell separator using magnetic bead-based enrichment and depletion of various cell surface markers," Biomedical Microdevices, accepted, 10.1007/s10544-008-9257-5.
  • M.D. Estes, C.H. Ahn, "Microparticle-assisted continuous 2-dimensional gradients of therapeutic agents in microchannel for drug tests," Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Micro Total Analysis Systems (micro-TAS 2008), pp. 736-738, 2008.
  • M.D. Estes, J. Do, C.H. Ahn, "Integrated positive and negative cell separation on an on-chip magnetic cell sorting system," Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Micro Total Analysis Systems (micro-TAS 2007), pp. 1420-1422, 2007.