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.​

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

We are currently developing fully automated systems for eDNA purification, concentration, and detection from ocean water samples in collaboration with MBARI.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

We are working in collaboration with Professor Adam Arkin's group to develop capabilities for automated metabolic engineering and screening of bacteria. Metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria and other microbial species presents significant opportunities for production of resources such as fuels, biopolymers, and medicine.