Tom Linz

Tom Linz

Assistant Professor


313-577-8822 (fax)

Chem 367


Tom Linz



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Microfluidics, electrophoretic separations, digital assays


The Linz laboratory is focused on the development of novel lab-on-a-chip technologies capable of performing superior biochemical measurements compared to conventional instrumentation. The microfluidic devices that we design integrate sample preparation/preconcentration and microchip electrophoresis, gel electrophoresis, or immunoassays into a single platform to quantify our analytes of interest. Conducting experiments in this manner allows us to interrogate biological systems with unprecedented detection limits, sampling frequency, and throughput. Our novel bioanalytical strategies are being used to study fundamental biological processes involved in disease pathogenesis to help elucidate biomedical information that cannot be gathered using current state of the art instrumentation.


  • B.S. Truman State University, 2007
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of North Carolina, 2013-2016

Currently teaching

CHM 5570 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, 2 credit hours, W2022

Courses taught

  • CHM 5570 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, 2 credits, W2022
  • CHM 6170/7170 Bioanalytical Chemistry, 3 credits, F2022