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Christine Trinkle, Ph.D.

Lighthouse Beacon Foundation Scholar, Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering


277 Ralph G. Anderson Building


2014 – present: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

2008 – 2014: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky


University of California, Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. 2008

University of Kentucky, Mechanical Engineering, MSME 2003

University of Kentucky, Mechanical Engineering, BSME 2001


S. Torabi, Z. Cai, J.T. Pham, C.A. Trinkle. “Hydrophobic Surface Patterning with Soft,
Wax-Infused Micro-Stamps.” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 615: 494-500, 2022.

R. Paudel, C.A. Trinkle, C.M. Waters, L.E. Robinson, E. Cassity, J.L. Sturgill, R. Broad-
dus, P.E. Morris. “Mechanical Power: A New Concept in Mechanical Ventilation.” The
American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 362(6): 537-545, 2021.

K. Davis, A. Sebastian, B. Ahern, C.A. Trinkle, J. Satin, A. Abdel-Latif, B.J. Berron. “In-
creased Retention of Cardiac Cells to Glass Substrate through Streptavidin-Biotin Affinity.”
ACS Omega, 6 (27): 17523-17530, 2021.

R. Xu, X. Zhou, S. Wang, C.A. Trinkle. “Tumor Organoid Models in Precision Medicine
and Investigating Cancer-Stromal Interactions.” Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 281 (107668),

N. Ge, R. Xu, C.A. Trinkle. “Grayscale Surface Patterning Using Electrophoretic Motion
Through a Heterogeneous Hydrogel Material.” Electrophoresis, 41: 1160-1169, 2020.

S. Torabi, L. Li, J. Grabau, M. Sands, B.J. Berron, R. Xu, C.A. Trinkle. “Cassie-Baxter
surfaces for reversible, barrier-free integration of microfluidics and 3D cell culture.” Langmuir,
35 (32): 10299–10308, 2019.

H. Li, L.S. Stephens, C.A. Trinkle. “Creation of Film-Free Freestanding 3D Microstruc-
tures by Aligned Mask Micromolding.” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 28
(8), 2018.

W.E. Martin, N. Ge, B.R. Srijanto, E. Furnish, C.P. Collier, C.A. Trinkle, and C.I.
Richards. “Real time sensing of single ligand delivery with nanoaperture integrated microflu-
idic devices.” ACS Omega, 2 (17), 2017.

G. Xiong, T.J. Flynn, C.A. Trinkle, and R. Xu. “Development of an ex vivo breast cancer
lung colonization model utilizing decellularized lung matrix.” Integrative Biology, 7(12):1518-
25, 2015.

J. Zhu, G. Xiong, C.A. Trinkle, and R. Xu. “Integrated Extracellular Matrix Signaling in
Mammary Gland Development and Breast Cancer Progression.” Histology and Histopathology,
29 (9), 2014.

J. Leachman, H. Li, T.J. Flynn, L.S. Stephens, and C.A. Trinkle. “Statistical Analysis of
Wear of Biplanar Deterministically-Arrayed Surfaces for Load Bearing Applications.” Wear,
221 (1-2), 2014.

H. Li, T.J. Flynn, J. Nation, J. Kershaw, L.S. Stephens, and C.A. Trinkle. “Photopat-
ternable NdFeB Polymer Micromagnets for Microfluidics and Microrobotics Applications.”
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 23 (065002), 2013.

F. DiBartolomeo, N. Ge, and C.A. Trinkle. “High-Throughput Creation of Microstruc-
tured PDMS Surfaces Using Microscale Dual Roller Casting.” Journal of Micromechanics and
Microengineering, 22 (115013), 2012.

C.A. Trinkle and L.P. Lee. “High-Precision Microcontact Printing of Interchangeable
Stamps Using an Integrated Kinematic Coupling.” Lab on a Chip, 11 (3), 2011.

K. Dunphy, R. Karnik, C.A. Trinkle, and A. Majumdar. “Analysis of Governing Param-
eters for Silver-Silver Chloride Electrodes in Microfluidic Electrokinetic Devices.” Microscale
Thermophysical Engineering, 9 (2), 2005.

Research Interests:

Biologically-Inspired Design

Micro-scale Design and Fabrication

Microfluidic Systems

Lung/Ventilator Mechanics