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Stine, Justin

Stine, Justin

Assistant Research Scientist
A. James Clark School of Engineering
Clark School of Engineering at USMSM - 44219 Airport Road, California, MD 20619

Justin Stine is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Clark School of Engineering at USMSM MATRIX Lab.

In this role, he will oversee research operations on professional and educational levels.

Dr. Stine received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2023 from the University of Maryland, College Park from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He received his B.A. degrees in Physics and Mathematics in 2014 from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, MD, and received his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2019 from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Design and development of autonomous microsystems for sensing applications, including  wireless sensing platforms for healthcare monitoring in the gastrointestinal tract, bioprocess monitoring in industrial bioreactors, and environmental monitoring of water quality.

MEMS, electrochemical sensing, microsystems, closed-loop sensing.

J. M. Stine, K. Ruland, L. A. Beardslee, J. A. Levy, S. Botasini, H. Abianeh, and R. Ghodssi, "Miniaturized Capsule System for Real-time Electrochemical Detection of H2S in the Gastrointestinal Tract," Advanced Healthcare Materials, submitted August 2023.

S. N. Overton, J. Han, M. A. Straker, J. A. Levy, J. M. Stine, T. Ho, J. Herberholz, and R. Ghodssi, “Serotonin Sensing Technologies to Promote Understanding of the Gut-Brian Axis,” IEEE Sensors Letters, Special Issue: Sensor Technologies to Improve Our Understanding of Complex Behavior, submitted July 2023.

M. A. Straker, J. A. Levy, J. M. Stine, V. Borbash, L. A. Beardslee, and R. Ghodssi, "Freestanding Region-Responsive Bilayer for Functional Packaging of Ingestible Devices," Microsystems and Nanoengineering, 61 (9), May 2023, doi: 10.1038/s41378-023-00536-w.

J. Han, J. M. Stine, A. A. Chapin, and R. Ghodssi, "A Portable Electrochemical Sensing Platform for Serotonin Detection Based on Surface-Modified Carbon Fiber Microelectrode," Analytical Methods, vol. 15, No. 9, pp. 1089-1242, January 2023, doi: org/10.1039/D2AY01627C.

J. A. Levy, M. A. Straker, J. M. Stine, L. A. Beardslee, V. Borbash, and R. Ghodssi, "Thermomechanical Soft Actuator for Targeted Delivery of Anchoring Drug Deposits to the GI Tract," Advanced Materials Technologies, 8 (2), No. 2201365, December 2022, doi: org/10.1002/admt.202201365.

R. C. Huiszoon, J. Han, S. Chu, J. M. Stine, L. A. Beardslee and R. Ghodssi, "Integrated System for Bacterial Detection and Biofilm Treatment on Indwelling Urinary Catheters," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 68, No. 11, pp. 3241-3249, November 2021, doi: 10.1109/TBME.2021.3066995.

J. M. Stine, L. A. Beardslee, S. Chu, S. Liu, D. Motabar, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "Wireless Sensor-Integrated Platform for Localized Dissolved Oxygen Sensing in Bioreactors," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, "Special Proceeding," vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 713-719, October 2020, doi: 10.1109/JMEMS.2020.2999089.

J. M. Stine, L. A. Beardslee, R. M. Sathyam, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "Electrochemical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor-Integrated Platform for Wireless In Situ Bioprocess Monitoring," Sensors Actuators B Chem., vol. 320, pp. 128381, May 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.snb.2020.128381.

G. E. Banis, L. A. Beardslee, J. M. Stine, R. M. Sathyam, and R. Ghodssi, "Capacitive Sensing of Triglyceride Film Reactions to Duodenal Contents with Gastrointestinal Targeting Capsule System," Lab on a Chip, vol. 20, pp. 2020-2032, April 2020, doi: 10.1039/d0lc00133c.

L. A. Beardslee, G. E. Banis, S. Chu, S. Liu, A. A. Chapin, J. M. Stine, P. Jay Pasricha, and R. Ghodssi, "Ingestible Sensors and Sensing Systems for Minimally Invasive Diagnosis and Monitoring: The Next Frontier in Minimally Invasive Screening," ACS SENSORS, vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 891-910, March 2020, doi: 10.1021/acssensors.9b02263.

G. E. Banis, L. A. Beardslee, J. M. Stine, R. M. Sathyam, and R. Ghodssi, "Gastrointestinal Targeted Sampling and Sensing via Embedded Packaging of Integrated Capsule System," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 219-225, April 2019, doi: 10.1109/JMEMS.2019.2897246.

Clark School Research Nominated for “Invention of the Year”

Localized Drug Delivery from Ingestible Devices is nominated as a 2023 finalist

Ingestible Capsule Technology Research on Front Cover of Journal

University of Maryland researchers published in Advanced Healthcare Materials

Governor’s Cabinet Meeting Features Peek into Southern Maryland Research and Collaboration

Governor Wes Moore and Lt. Governor Aruna Miller tour SMART Building and MATRIX Lab; learn about partnerships

Gut Health Monitoring Gas Sensors Added to Ingestible Capsule Technology

New capabilities described in paper published in high-impact journal

New ‘FRRB’ packaging technology may solve an ingestible capsule challenge

The innovation, which protects fragile components, has been published in the Nature journal Microsystems & Nanoengineering.

MSAL’s work on serotonin characterization and detection results in two journal covers

Research is leading to better detection models and portable sensing devices.

Dropping an anchor for better GI tract disease treatment

UMD's new spring actuator, microneedle innovations bring therapeutic ingestible capsules for GI tract diseases closer to reality.

Undergrads and research experiences: Win! Win! Win!

Exposure to research gives undergraduate students the chance to experience career possibilities.

Biofilm-fighting catheter insert research named 'featured article' in IEEE TBME

The research by Reza Ghodssi's research group also has led to a patent application.

Seven Students Win 2021 Dean's Research Awards

From fabricated human tissue to Wifi beamed from space, awards recognize cutting-edge research

Biofilm-fighting system for urinary catheters proves effective in simulated environment

The integrated system uses electricity impedance to monitor biofilm and treats it through the bioelectric effect.

Rapidly evolving ‘smart marble’ sensors hold promise for monitoring pharmaceutical industry bioreactors and beyond

Size of the neutrally buoyant bPods has dropped from ‘baseball’ to ‘golf ball’ to ‘cherry’ in just three years.

Ingestible device research advances, enters new phase

New NSF funding, Lab on a Chip paper for Ghodssi group developing minimally invasive medical devices.

Spurring research group creativity in the time of COVID-19

Student-faculty teams that write review articles for journals reap multiple benefits.

Institute Hosts AMBIC December Conference, Unveils New Research

AMBIC Industry Board members and other researchers convened to discuss new and ongoing projects.

Raising the Bar on Precision

The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot has performed better at cutting soft tissue and stitching it up than experienced surgeons.

17 Clark School Students Earn NSF Fellowships

Program recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported fields. Number of undergrad recipients doubles.

Hoyer Honors UM Solar Decathlon Team

Praise for team entered into the Congressional Record.