Nano Sensors Group | Illinois


Lydia KwonLydia Kwon

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

As an MD/PhD student in training, I am interested in developing accessible, low-cost point-of-care technologies for the early detection of diseases and for applications in global health.

Personal Interests

Playing piano and guitar, singing, photography, biking, cooking


  • B.S., Bioengineering, University of California, Davis, 2012

Awards and Honors

  • IGERT CMMB Fellowship (2014-present)


  1. “Reconfigurable microfluidics with integrated aptasensors for monitoring intercellular communication,” Kwa, T., Zhou, Q., Gao, Y., Rahimian, A., Kwon, L., Liu, Y., Revzin, A., Lab on a Chip, 2014, 14, 1695-1704.
  2. "Review of recent advances in biosensing with photonic crystals," B.T. Cunningham, M. Zhang, Y. Zhuo, L. Kwon, and C. Race, IEEE Sensors Journal, Special Issue featuring best papers from the 2014 IEEE Sensors Conference, Accepted, April 2015.