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Full name: 
Albert B Frazier
Job title: 
Professor
Technical Interest Groups: Bioengineering, Microelectronics/Microsystems
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/894-2030
Fax: 
404.894.4700
Office: 
MiRC 223

Bruno Frazier received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Auburn University in 1986 and 1987, respectively. From 1987 to 1990 he worked for Intergraph Corporation as a video graphics custom circuit designer for the unix-based computer aided graphics systems. From 1990 through 1993, he was in the graduate program at the Georgia Institute of Technology with an emphasis in microsystems and specifically in micromachining. In December 1993 he received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. From March 1994 to July 1995, he worked as a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, Dr. Frazier focused on the development of integrated hygrometers and integrated transformer technologies.

From August 1995 to August 1999, he held a joint faculty position as a professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering at the University of Utah. While there, he published the seminal work on microfluidic systems for cellular analysis and nano-particle separations.

In September 1999, he joined the electrical and computer engineering faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology. While at Georgia Tech, he has published work in several areas including advanced packaging technologies, magnetic separation systems, dielectrophoretic separation systems, integrated detection systems for microfluidic separations, integrated analytical systems for neural cultures, and microneedle technologies.

Research interests: 
  • Micromachining, MEMS, Microsystems Technology

  • Integrated Bio Detection Systems (Optical, Electrical, Acoustic)

  • Microsystems Fabrication Technologies

  • Biomedical Microsystems

Distinctions: 
  • SPIE International Conference on Micro Fluidic Devices and Systems, General Co-Chairman, Santa Clara, CA, Sept. 1999

  • Plenary Lecture, International Symposium on Mechatronics and Human Science, Nagoya, Japan, October 1997

  • Plenary Lecture, Tenth International Symposium on Micromechatronics and Human Science, Nagoya, Japan, November 1999.

  • Plenary Lecture, BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology World 2000, Columbus, Ohio, September 2000.

  • Journal of Mechatronics, Associate Editor for Micromachining in the United States, Oct. 1997-2015.

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Associate Editor for Micromachining, 1995-1997.

  • International Conference on Solid State Sensors and Actuators, Technical Program Committee, June 2001.

  • ECE Bioengineering Technical Interest Group, Chairman, 2002 – 2004, 2009 – 2014

  • ECE Microsystems Technical Interest Group, Chairman, 2004 – 2009

  • Plenary Lecture, Korean Microelectromechanical Systems Conference, April 2005, Jeju, Korea.

  • Georgia Tech Outstanding Professional Education Award 2007

  • Chairman: National Institutes of Health P41 Site Visit Review Panel, March 2015

  • Selected as Faculty Advisor for the student club, Gold Standard Club, 2013 - Present

  • Scientific Advisory Board Member: CBMM for Precision Medicine, 2014 - Present

S. Kim, Y. Jung, A.B. Frazier, and D. Giddens, “Continuous Flow Cell Separation from Human Peripheral Blood Using Dielectrophoresis and Numerical Analysis”, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 26-29, Sunriver, Oregon, June 2013.

Y. Jung, Y. Choi, K-H Han, and A.B. Frazier, “Six-Stage Cascade Paramagnetic Mode Magnetophoretic Separation System for Human Blood Samples”, Journal of Biomedical MicroDevices, 12(4) 637-645 (2010).

Y. Cho, H. Kim, A.B. Frazier, G. Chen, D.M. Shin, and A. Han, “Whole Cell Impedance Analysis for Highly and Poorly Metastatic Cancer Cells”,  Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 18(4) 808-817 (2009).

S.I. Han, Y. Jung, K.H. Han, and A.B. Frazier, ”On-Chip Integratable Elastomeric Dome Valves for Glass Microfluidic Systems”, Sensors and Materials, 20(1) 35-43 (2008).

K-H. Han, and A.B. Frazier, “Lateral-Driven Continuous Dielectrophoretic Microseparators for Blood Cells suspended in a Highly Conductive Medium”, Lab-on-a-Chip, 8(1) 1079-1086 (2008).

K.H. Han, R. McConnell, C. Easley, J. Bienvenue, J. Ferrance, J. Landers, and A.B. Frazier, “An Active Microfluidic System Interface Technology”, Sensors and Actuators B, 122(1) 337-346 (2007).

Y. Yoon, M. McClain, L. Rowe, B. Frazier, M. Allen, “Three-Dimensional MEMS Microfluidic System for In Vitro Brain Slice Perfusion”, Biomedical Microdevices, 9(1) 7-13 (2007).

S.K. Ravula, J.D. Glass, and A.B. Frazier, “Spatiotemporal Localization of DRG Neurons During Vincristine-Induced Axonal Degeneration” NeuroScience Letters, 415(1) 34-39 (2007).

L. Rowe, M. Almasri, K. Lee, N. Fogleman, G.J. Brewer, Y. Nam, B.B. Wheeler, and A.B. Frazier, “An Active 3-D Microscaffold System with Fluid Perfusion for Culturing in Vitro Neuronal Networks”, Lab-on-a-Chip, 7(4) 475-482 (2007).

A. Han and A.B. Frazier, “Quantification of the Heterogeneity in Breast Cancer Cell Lines Using Whole Cell Impedance Spectroscopy”, Clinical Cancer Research, 13(1) 139-143 (2007).

S.K. Ravula, M.A. McClain, M.S. Wang, J.D. Glass, and A.B. Frazier, “A Multielectrode Microcompartment Platform for Signal Transduction in the Nervous System”, Chemical Biology, Date Accepted: May 2007.

E.D. Moss, A. Han, and A.B. Frazier, “A Fabrication Technology for Multi-layer Polymer-based Microsystems with Integrated Fluidic and Electrical Functionality”, Sensors and Actuators B, 121(2) 689-697 (2007).

L. Rowe, M. Almasri, K. Lee, N. Fogleman, G.J. Brewer, Y. Nam, B.B. Wheeler, and A.B. Frazier, “An Active 3-D Microscaffold System with Fluid Perfusion for Culturing in Vitro Neuronal Networks”, Chemical Biology, Date Accepted: May 2007.

Last revised December 1, 2017