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SELECTBIO Conferences Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2020

Moran Bercovici's Biography

Moran Bercovici, Associate Professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; Head, Technion Microfluidic Technologies Laboratory, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Moran Bercovici is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and heads Technion’s Microfluidic Technologies laboratory ( His research combines experimental, analytical, and computational tools to study microfluidic problems characterized by coupling between fluid mechanics, heat transfer, electric fields, chemical reactions, and biological processes. A central theme in his lab is the development of novel microfluidic techniques, devices, and assays for clinical applications and for research in life and medical sciences.

He received his B.Sc. (2001) and M.Sc. (2006) from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Technion. Between 2001 and 2006 he served in the Israeli military, taking part in the development of advanced defense systems. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University (2011), and spent a short postdoctoral period in the Department of Urology at Stanford School of Medicine, before joining Technion as a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering.

Prof. Bercovici received numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the ERC starting grant awarded by the European Research Council to innovative high-risk / high-gain research, the Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research from the Wolf Foundation, the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists – considered the most prestigious award to young scientists in Israel, and the Yanai Prize – Technion’s highest recognition for a substantial and unique contribution to the advancement of academic education.

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Diffusion-based Separation Using Bidirectional Electroosmotic Flow

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 at 14:00

Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-09 14:00:002020-09-09 15:00:00Europe/LondonDiffusion-based Separation Using Bidirectional Electroosmotic FlowLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

We present a microscale separation method that leverages bidirectional flow, generated by an array of alternate-current field-effect electrodes, to electroosmotically tune the dispersion regime of molecules and particles. Under bidirectional flow the relative motion of species due to differences in their molecular diffusivity can be significantly enhanced.  The system can be configured so that low diffusivity species experience a ballistic transport regime and are advected through the chamber, whereas high diffusivity species experience a diffusion dominated regime with zero average velocity and are retained in the chamber.  We experimentally demonstrate the separation of particles, antibodies, and dyes, and present a theoretical analysis of the system, providing engineering guidelines for its optimal design and operation. This method provides means for leveraging molecular diffusivity for analysis and sample preparation applications, particularly for sub-microliter sample volumes that are not compatible with standard separation techniques.

Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-09 00:00:002020-09-10 00:00:00Europe/LondonLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2020Lab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The