Shopping Cart (0)
My Account

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


Bio-Inspired Microfluidic Flow Control for Lab-on-a-Chip

Jaap Toonder, Professor, Eindhoven University Of Technology

Control of fluid flow at small length scales (typically < 1 mm) i.e. “microfluidics”, is important for many applications. Examples are Lab-on-a-Chip devices for healthcare diagnostics, in which complex tasks of (bio-)fluid manipulation and detection need to be performed. We are developing new technologies for active control of microfluidic flow. In doing this, we are inspired by nature in which a variety of microfluidic manipulation principles can be recognized. In this talk, I will show:

  • Artificial cilia: biomimetic micro-actuators inspired by natural cilia, which are microscopic hairs covering the surface of micro-organisms like paramecium, providing propulsion
  • Evaporation + capillary driven micropumping, inspired by fluid transport in plants and trees
  • Static and dynamic surface topographies for fluid mixing and droplet manipulation, based on responsive materials, and inspired by bio-surfaces of lotus leaves and sharks
I will present the basic ideas, the materials and processes developed to translate the ideas into a technology, and the microfluidic flow control they make possible.

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