MICROFLUIDICS AND BIOMEMS (MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS)

  • Title of project: MICROFLUIDICS AND BIOMEMS (MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS
  • Funding agency (Optional): Multiple
  • Description: The research projects in this lab generally focus on one of three aspects, which include microfabrication, microflows, and applications. For microfabrication, students will investigate semiconductor fabrication (e.g., photolithography), thermoplastic manufacturing processes (e.g., compression molding), and non-traditional manufacturing processes (e.g., printing). For microflows, students will study fluid behavior in the micro-scale, develop micro-valves/pumps to control and regulate microflows, and integrate components for platform development. For applications, students will apply microfluidic devices for cell isolation, advance low-cost devices for point-of-care diagnostics, and develop high-throughput devices for biomarker detection.
  • Restrictions/Constraints: Typically none
  • Knowledge and skills needed: Knowledge of fluid dynamics, micro/nanotechnology, or chemistry/biology will be helpful, but not required.
  • How to apply: Send CV (with GPA and GRE) and short research interest statement to Dr. Fan
  • Faculty contact/webpage: Dr. Hugh Fan, hfan@ufl.edu , http://web.mae.ufl.edu/~hfan