Andrew Zhang and Elyse Fleck each hosted an oral presentation at the 2023 ASAIO conference!

Congratulations to Navid Shaikh and Elyse Fleck for both receiving 2022 ASAIO Oral Abstract Awards!

News, Honors, & Awards

Dr. Potkay is serving as guest editor on a special issue of the Micromachines journal on Microfluidic Artificial Organs. Click here for information.

Dr. Potkay joins the Editorial Board of Micromachines journal as a Section Editor for Biology and Biomedicine (08/2020).

Dr. Thompson's simulation work on the Pediatric MLung was selected as the cover art for the latest issue of ASAIO (03/2020). Congrats Alex! VA Researchers are Using 3D Printing to Create Prototypes of Wearable Artificial Lungs  (01/2020)

Military Times: How 3D printers are cutting down surgery times and helping vets get mobility back at VA hospitals (02/2019)

U-M LSA Biophysics | Third Year Biophysics Major, Lindsay Ma, has Work Published (11/2018)

Dr. Potkay interviewed by Fox News Toledo regarding developing 3-D printed lungs for Veterans (11/2018)

Dr. Potkay promoted to Senior Member of IEEE (10/2018)

COPD News Today: VA Researchers Working on 3D-Printed Artificial Lung for Patients with COPD, Other Pulmonary Diseases


Dr. Potkay mentioned by name as an inspiring VA employee for his 3D printed artificial lung work by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Robert Wilkie, during his annual State of the Department of Veterans Affairs address to the U.S. Senate (09/2018)

VA Research: Breathing Easier | Researchers strive to make 3D-printed artificial lung to help Vets with respiratory disease (08/2018)

3D Print Industry: Veterans Affairs investigates healing potential of 3D printed lungs (08/2018). Veterans Affairs Researchers Developing 3D Printed Artificial Lung to Help Treat COPD (08/2018).

Dr. Thompson's journal paper on a rolled-membrane microfluidic artificial lung was a finalist for the Best Paper Award of 2017 in the Biomicrofluidics journal (05/2018). Devices:Artificial inspiration (05/2018).

NewScientist:  Artificial lungs in a backpack may free people with lung failure (03/2017).

Our artificial lung work is listed as one of seven notable research accomplishments in VA history by VA Chief of Staff in VA-wide email  (11/2015).

VA Research Currents: Artificial lung design mimics nature (09/2011)

Dr. Potkay interviewed live on CNN (08/2011) Artificial Lung is Microfluidics Marvel (08/2011).

ZDNet: New artificial lung breathes like a real one (07/2011)

Dr. Potkay interviewd by Connecticut Public Radio regarding new microfluidic artificial lung technology (07/2011).

EurekAlert: Artificial lung mimics real organ's design and efficiency (07/2011). Small device works with air, pure oxygen not needed 

ChemistryWorld: No more oxygen for artificial lung  (07/2011). New lung device uses air instead of oxygen, enabling the device to be portable