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

Jaap den Toonder's Biography

Jaap den Toonder, Professor and Chair of Microsystems, Eindhoven University of Technology

Jaap den Toonder is full professor and Chair of the Microsystems group at Eindhoven University of Technology. Jaap den Toonder studied at Delft University of Technology and got his Masters degree in Applied Mathematics in 1991 (cum laude). He received a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude) from the same university in 1996. In 1995, he joined Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, where he started working in the field of the mechanics of solid materials. In 2008, he became Chief Technologist, leading the R&D program on microfluidics. He was involved in research programs on molecular diagnostics, lab-on-chip, immersion lithography, and energy applications. Next to his main job at Philips, Jaap den Toonder was a part-time professor at the Materials Technology group of the Eindhoven University of Technology between 2004 and 2013, and he became a full-time professor in May 2013. His current main research interests are: micro-fluidics, out-of-cleanroom micro-fabrication technologies, mechanical properties of biological cells and tissues, nature-inspired micro-actuators, organs on chips. Jaap den Toonder has (co-)authored over 90 scientific papers, as well as over 40 patent applications.

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

Thursday, 10 September 2020 at 16:00

Add to Calendar ▼2020-09-10 16:00:002020-09-10 17:00:00Europe/LondonBio-Inspired Microfluidic Flow Control for Lab-on-a-ChipLab-on-a-Chip and Microfluidics Europe 2020 in Rotterdam, The NetherlandsRotterdam, The

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