Our Collaborators

Dr. Hong Jiao is the president and the founder.  Dr. Jiao founded HJ Science & Technology, Inc. to commercialize miniature microfluidics and “lab-on-a-chip” based portable analyzers for environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics and analytical chemistry markets. Through numerous NASA-, DOE- and DOD-funded grants and contracts, Dr. Jiao has over 12 years of research and development experience in the areas of analytical chemistry, microfluidics, “lab-on-a-chip”, and optical miniaturization instrumentation.  In addition, Dr. Jiao has an extensive experience in gas sensing and laser spectroscopy with over 15 years of overall industrial experience.  Dr. Jiao has a Ph.D. in physics from MIT, M.S. in applied physics from Caltech, and B.S. in engineering physics from UC Berkeley.​

Georgia Institute of Technology

We are working with Professor Amanda Stockton's group in the department of chemistry to develop a penetrator-compatible technology capable of detecting key organic molecules, biomarkers, and indicators of habitability on primary astrobiological targets including icy moons like Europa and Enceladus.  

University of California, Berkeley

We are working in collaboration with Professor Richard Mathies' group in the department of chemistry to develop a portable platform for identification and analysis of microbial species and microbial populations.  

​Joint BioEnergy Institute

We are working in collaboration with the Joint BioEnergy Institute to develop capabilities for automated metabolic engineering and screening of cyanobacteria. Metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria and other microbial species presents significant opportunities for production of resources such as fuels, biopolymers, and medicine.


Clemson University

HJ Science & Technology, Inc. and Clemson University are conducting a joint venture to demonstrate the feasibility of a mobile "lab-on-a-robot" platform capable of in-situ, high throughput, and simultaneous identification and characterization of universal classes of ions, molecules, and biomolecules for NASA planetary and small body surface chemistry studies. Read More

Texas Tech University

We are working in collaboration with Texas Tech University to develop a portable microfluidic platform for detection and identification of trichloroethylene and other organochloride groundwater contaminants.