David is a Lecturer in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Melbourne. His research interests are in developing systems for advanced bioprinting, using novel micromanipulation methods to span the length scales from the single-cell environment to the macro-scale structure.
David has expertise in integrated actuation methods in microfluidic systems, with applications for pattering and sorting of microspecimens. He is engaged in collaborations across four continents.
Ongoing Research Projects Include:
3D Bioprinting - Engineering the single cell microenvironment
Bioprocess Engineering - High throughput micro-scale separations science
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A deep learning approach for designed diffraction-based acoustic patterning in microchanne..
Massively Multiplexed Submicron Particle Patterning in Acoustically Driven Oscillating Nan..
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Diffraction-based acoustic manipulation in microchannels enables continuous particle and bacteria focusing.
Citsabehsan Devendran, Kyungyong Choi, Jongyoon Han, Ye Ai, Adrian Neild, David J Collins
Journal article | 2020 | Lab on a Chip
Acoustic fields have shown wide utility for micromanipulation, though their implementation in microfluidic devices often requires ..
A deep learning approach for designed diffraction-based acoustic patterning in microchannels.
Samuel J Raymond, David J Collins, Richard O'Rorke, Mahnoush Tayebi, Ye Ai, John Williams
Journal article | 2020 | Scientific Reports
Acoustic waves can be used to accurately position cells and particles and are appropriate for this activity owing to their biocomp..
Massively Multiplexed Submicron Particle Patterning in Acoustically Driven Oscillating Nanocavities
Mahnoush Tayebi, Richard O'Rorke, Him Cheng Wong, Hong Yee Low, Jongyoon Han, David J Collins, Ye Ai
Journal article | 2020 | Small
Nanoacoustic fields are a promising method for particle actuation at the nanoscale, though THz frequencies are typically required ..
Slowness curve surface acoustic wave transducers for optimized acoustic streaming
Richard O'Rorke, Andreas Winkler, David Collins, Ye Ai
Journal article | 2020 | RSC Advances
Adjusting focused IDT curvature according to the substrate slowness curve permits better focusing for enhanced acoustofluidic micr..
Acoustic fields and microfluidic patterning around embedded micro-structures subject to surface acoustic waves
David J Collins, Richard O'Rorke, Adrian Neild, Jongyoon Han, Ye Ai
Journal article | 2019 | Soft Matter
Recent research has shown that interactions between acoustic waves and microfluidic channels can generate microscale interference ..
Detachable Acoustophoretic System for Fluorescence-Activated Sorting at the Single-Droplet Level.
Peixian Li, Zhichao Ma, Yinning Zhou, David J Collins, Zhenfeng Wang, Ye Ai
Journal article | 2019 | Analytical Chemistry
Droplet-based single-cell sequencing has emerged as a very powerful tool to study the cellular heterogeneity in diseased tissues f..
Surface acoustic wave diffraction driven mechanisms in microfluidic systems.
Armaghan Fakhfouri, Citsabehsan Devendran, Thomas Albrecht, David J Collins, Andreas Winkler, Hagen Schmidt, Adrian Neild
Journal article | 2018 | Lab on a Chip
Acoustic forces arising from high-frequency surface acoustic waves (SAW) underpin an exciting range of promising techniques for no..
UTAP - Unique Topologies for Acoustic Propagation: Designing Algorithmic Waveguides for Sensing in Interactive Malleable Interfaces
Jan Rod, David Collins, Daniel Wessolek, Thavishi Illandara, Ye Ai, Hyowon Lee, Suranga Nanayakkara
Conference Proceedings | 2017 | Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction - TEI '17
Using nano-mechanics and surface acoustic wave (SAW) for disease monitoring and diagnostics at a cellular level in red blood cells
Ninnuja Sivanantha, Charles Ma, David J Collins, Muhsincan Sesen, Jason Brenker, Ross L Coppel, Adrian Neild, Tuncay Alan
Conference Proceedings | 2015 | Physics Procedia
Arc Decra Fellow - Biomedical Engineering
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Doctor of Philosophy, Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Engineering
University of Melbourne