Mary Amasia, PhD

Mary Amasia, PhD
Post-Doctoral Researcher
automated diagnostic systems, biosensor detection, microfabrication

Mary Amasia has a PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from Columbia University. 

With an extensive experience in leading international multi-team collaborations with industrial partners; 7 years experience in the design, fabrication, and validation of polymer meso- and microfluidic systems; Industrial R&D experience in biopharmaceutical and environmental consulting companies; Cross-functional engineering skills in product development and systems integration of automated environmental testing devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs).

Since 2015, Mary has been developing her research at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, where she headed team efforts in the product development of a low-cost high-throughput DNA sequencing instrument as part of an international collaboration with academic and industrial partners; Established the fabrication and characterization technology infrastructure required for a new group research focus; Designed, fabricated and characterized integrated fluidic devices for medical diagnostics and biomedical applications, including cell-based HIV diagnostics, hematology analysis, and nucleic acid analysis systems.

Amasia, M., "Select text, figure, and review/editing contributions", Fundamentals of Microfabrication and Nanotechnology, 4th Edition: Boca Raton, London, New York, and Washington D.C., 2011.
Amasia, M., M. Cozzens, and M. Cozzens, "Vapor-tight Ice Valving in Centrifugal Microfluidics for PCR Applications", Proceedings of Micro-Total analysis systems, 2011, Seattle, USA, 2011.
Amasia, M., M. Cozzens, and M. Madou, "Automated Centrifugal Microfluidic system for rapid PCR amplification of Bacillus anthracis", MicroNanoTech, November 15, 2010, Montreux, Switzerland, Montreux, Switzerland, 11/2010.
Amasia, M., "CD Microfluidics for Molecular Diagnostics", Advances in Microbial Diagnostic Microarrays, March 17, 2010, Teramo, Italy., 03/2010.
Amasia, M., J. Siegrist, and M. Madou, "Large-volume Centrifugal Microfluidic device for Whole Blood Sample Preparation", Proceedings of Micro-Total Analysis Systems, October 5, 2010, Groningen, Netherlands, 2010.