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Our research is published in the following journals 

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 


Applied Physics Letters 

Biomedical Microdevices 

Biosensors and Bioelectronics 

Chemical Engineering Journal 


Environmental Science and Technology 

IEEE Sensors Journal 

IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 

Journal of Applied Microbiology 

Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 

Journal of Materials Chemistry B 

Microchemical Journal 

RSC Advances


Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 

Soil Biology and Biochemistry 



[41] Lee, J.; Lim, H-J.;*Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2024) Iontolysis using an electrically excited solid source of aqueous copper ions compatible with bacterial gene quantification, Microchemical Journal, 200, pp. 110296


[40] Lee, D.; *Chua, B. (2023) Multiplexed soft candy-based sensor for salivary conductivity diagnostics with uneven wetting detection capability, Chemical Engineering Journal, 477, pp. 146949

[39] Quan, J.; Shi, X.; Kim, K. N.; *Oh, D.; *Chua, B. (2023) Electrically functional water sensing duct tape suitable for detection of indoor pinhole leakages with high spatial and temporal resolution, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 351, pp. 114145

[38] Lim, H-J.; Hong, S.; Jin, H.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2023) A multi-functional reagent suitable for 1-step rapid DNA intercalation fluorescence-based screening of total bacteria in drinking water, Chemosphere, 313, pp. 137541

[37] Lee, D.; Lee, J.; Lim, H-J.; Yoon, Y.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2023) Non-ohmic electrical fringe field selective to biofilm suitable for addressing biofouling in wastewater treatment, Chemical Engineering Journal, 454, pp. 140020


[36] Jin, H.; Lim, H-J.; Liles, M.R.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2022) Switchable inhibitory behavior of divalent magnesium ion in DNA hybridization-based gene quantification, Analyst, 147, pp. 4845-4856

[35] Lim, H-J.; Jin, H.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2022) Clustered detection of eleven phthalic acid esters by fluorescence of graphene quantum dots displaced from gold nanoparticles, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 14, pp. 4186-4196

[34] Kim, S.; Han, J-H.; Chua, B.; *Pak, J. (2022) A pH sensing pipette for cross-contamination prevention in industrial fermentation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 69, pp. 7461-7469


[33] Lee, D.; *Chua, B. (2021) Soft candy as an electronic material suitable for salivary conductivity based medical diagnostics in resource-scarce clinical settings, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 13, pp. 43984-43992 (Featured on ACS News Service Weekly PressPac, ACS C&EN, AAAS EurekAlert, Physorg, Reddit, etc)

[32] Cho, S.W.; Lim, H.-J.; *Chua, B.;*Son, A. (2021) Single-stranded DNA probe paired aptasensor with extra dye binding sites to enhance its fluorescence response in the presence of target compound, RSC Advances, 11, pp. 21796 - 21804

[31] Park, D.; Kim, D.; Lim, H.-J.; Park, C.; Chua, B.; Lee, J.; Yoon, Y.; *Son, A. (2021) Chia seed-assisted separation and detection of polyvinyl chloride microplastics in water via gas chromatography mass spectrometry, Chemosphere, 273, pp. 129599

[30] Choi, J.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2021)  Ozonation enhancement of low cost double-stranded DNA binding dye based fluorescence measurement of total bacterial load in water, RSC Advances, 11, pp. 3931 - 3941 


[29] Jin, H,; Yoon, Y.; Liles, M.R.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2020) A simple reagent-less approach using electrical discharge as a substitution for chelating agent in addressing DNA hybridization based genomic assay inhibition by divalent cations, Analyst,145, pp. 6846 - 6858 (Featured on Issue Cover)

[28] Kim, D.; Lim, H-J.; Ahn, Y-G.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2020) Development of non-equilibrium rapid replacement aptamer assay for ultra-fast detection of phthalic acid esters, Talanta, 219, pp. 121216

[27] Shao, J.; Li, K.H.H.; Son, A.;*Chua, B. (2020) Self-powered insulin patch pump with superabsorbent polymer as biodegradable battery substitute, Journal of Materials Chemistry B,  2020, 8, pp. 4210 - 4220 (Featured on Issue Cover)


[26] Lee, D.; *Chua, B. (2019) Gummy bear-based gnathodynamometer for masticatory diagnostics, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 290, pp. 80-89 (Featured on New Scientist and Chosun Ilbo)


[25] Lim, H-J.; Kim, A-R.; Yoon, M-Y.; You, Y.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2018) Development of quantum dot-aptasensor and its portable analyzer for the detection of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 121, pp. 1-9

[24] Park, M.; *Son, A.; *Chua, B. (2018) Microorganisms-ionizing respirator with reduced breathing resistance suitable for removing airborne bacteria, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 276, pp. 437-446 (Featured on The Korea Herald)

[23] Wang, X.; Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2018) The implications of fragmented genomic DNA size range on the hybridization efficiency in NanoGene assay, Sensors, 18, 2646

[22] Wang, X.; Kwon, H.; Lee, S.; Shin, H.; Chua, B.; Liles, M.R.;  Lee, M-K.; *Son, A. (2018) Vulnerability of DNA hybridization in soils is due to Mg2+ ion induced DNA aggregation, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 125, pp. 300-308

[21] Lee, E-H; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2018) Detection of cyanobacteria in eutrophic water using a portable electrocoagulator and NanoGene assay, Environmental Science and Technology, 52, pp. 1375-1385

[20] Jeon, S.; *Chua, B. (2018) Conductive polylactic acid filament for dose monitoring in syringe-less wearable infusion pump, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 258, pp. 1080-1089


[19] Lim, H-J; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2017) Detection of bisphenol A using palm-size NanoAptamer analyzer, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 94, pp. 10-18


[18] Lim, H-J; Lee, E-H; Yoon, Y.; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2016) Portable lysis apparatus for rapid single-step DNA extraction of Bacillus subtilis, Journal of Applied Microbiology, 120, pp. 379-387

[17] Lee, E-H; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2016) Detection of airborne bacteria with disposable bio-precipitator and NanoGene assay, Biosensors and Bioelectronics , 83, pp. 205-212

[16] Barrett, T.; Chua, B.; *Holmén, B.A. (2016) Sensing of airborne nanoparticles using miniaturized Whipple double condenser, IEEE Sensors Journal, 16, pp. 6990-6996


[15] Lee, E-H; Lim, H-J; *Son, A.; *Chua, B. (2015) A disposable bacterial lysis cartridge (BLC) suitable for an in situ water-borne pathogen detection system, Analyst, 140, pp. 7776-7783

[14] Lee, E-H; *Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2015) Micro corona discharge based cell lysis method suitable for inhibitor resistant bacterial sensing systems, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 216, pp. 17-23

[13] *Chua, B.; Pak, J. (2015)  Miniaturized corona flow sensor operating in drift mobility increment mode for low flow velocity measurement, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 224, pp. 65-71

[12] *Chua, B.; Logeeswaran, V.J.; Chan, M.; Park, H.; Horsley, D.A.; Tien, N.C. (2015) Wide band mechanical excitation of microcorona-driven vibrating element. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 24, pp. 224-231


[11] *Chua, B.; Son, A. (2014) Sterilization of Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria via ozone irrigation by a microfabricated corona ionizer. Biomedical Microdevices, 16, pp. 355-363

[10] *Chua, B.; Son A. (2014) Sensing absolute air pressure using micro corona discharge. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 217, pp. 49-55

[9] *Chua, B.; Cao, P. J.; Desai, S.; Tierney, M.; Tamada, J.; Jina, A. (2014) Sensing contact between microneedle array and epidermis using frequency response measurement. IEEE Sensors Journal, 14, pp 333-340

[8] *Jina, A.; Tamada, J.; Tierney, M.; McGill, S.; Desai, S.P.; Chua, B.; Chang, A.; Christiansen, M. (2014) Design, development, and evaluation of a novel microneedle array-based continuous glucose monitor. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 8, pp. 483-487 

[7] Mitchell, K.; Chua, B.; *Son, A. (2014) Development of 1st Generation in-situ pathogen detection system (Gen1-IPDS) based on NanoGene assay for near real time E. coli O157:H7 gene detection. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 54, pp 229-236


[6] *Chua, B.; Wexler, A.S.; Tien, N.C.; Niemeier, D.A.; Holmén, B.A.  (2013) Micro-corona based particle steering air filter. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 196, pp 8-15

[5] *Chua, B.; Wexler, A.S.; Tien, N.C.; Niemeier, D.A.; Holmén, B.A. (2013) Collection of liquid phase particles by microfabricated electrostatic precipitator. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 22, pp 1010-1019

[4] *Chua, B.; Desai, S.; Tierney, M.; Tamada, J.; Jina, A., (2013) Effect of microneedles shape on skin penetration and minimally invasive continuous glucose monitoring in vivo. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 203, pp 373-381


[3]*Chua, B.; Wexler, A.S.; Tien, N.C.; Niemeier, D.A.; Holmén, B.A. (2009) Electrical mobility separation of airborne   nanoparticles using integrated microfabricated corona ionizer and separator electrodes. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 18, pp 4-13

[2] *Chua, B.; Wexler, A.S.; Tien, N.C.; Niemeier, D.A.; Holmén, B.A. (2008) Design, fabrication and testing of microfabricated corona ionizer. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 17, pp 115-123

[1] *O’Shea, S; Ng, C.K.; Tan, Y.Y.; Xu, Y.; Tay, F.E.H.; Chua, B.; Tien, N.C.; Tang, X.S.; Chen, W.T. (2001) Force based displacement measurement in micromechanical devices. Applied Physics Letters, 78, pp 4031-4033

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