Lab-on-a-Chip and BioMEMS devices

Lab-on-a-chip devices (also known as micro-total-analytical systems or microTAS) are devices designed to miniaturize analytical or bioanalytical techniques and integrate them into a microfabricated format. Techniques such as chemical separations (electrophoresis, chromatography, etc) or immunoassays are incorporated into microfabricated systems (typically glass, silicon or polymers) with a goal of increasing performance, minimizing reagent requirements, and decreasing cost. BioMEMS devices are similar, typically focusing on MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) with biological applications.

We use lab-on-a-chip devices to capture, sort, culture, or study cells, study interfacial phenomena, and produce pharmaceuticals.

Archival Lab-on-a-chip Publications

Lab-on-a-chip Presentations

Figure Gallery

A selection of figures from relevant publications are below.  Click to open a carousel view.  Links to the original manuscript are in the captions.