Our research group is engaged in a broad range of activities in the general area of microfluidics and nanoscale science.

What we do

Primary specialisations include:

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News

April 2014

Publication

Ioannis's paper 'Facile Droplet-based Microfluidic Synthesis of Monodis-perse IV-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals with Coupled In-Line NIR Fluorescence Detection' is published in Chemistry of Materials.

March 2014

New Group Member

Gemma Pham joins the group as a Doctoral Student.

February 2014

Cover

Oliver's review article 'Droplet-Based Microfluidics: Enabling Impact on Drug Discovery' was selected to be featured on the front cover of the April 2014 issue of JBS

Award

Tomasz is the grand prize winner of the 2014 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest with his image "Tree of Life".

January 2014

Publication

Simon's paper 'Continuous Suspension of Lipids in Oil by the Selective Removal of Chloroform via Microfluidic Membrane Separation' is published in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

New Group Member

Tianjin Yang joins the group as a Doctoral Student after completing her Research Project in our laboratory.

November 2013

Publication

Oliver's review article "Droplet-Based Microfluidics Enabling Impact on Drug Discovery" in published in Journal of Biomolecular Screening.

Publication

Dirk's paper 'A chip-to-world connector with a built-in reservoir for simple small-volume sample injection' is published in Lab on a Chip.

New Group Member

Flora Wing Yin Chiu joins the group as a Doctoral Student after getting her Master's degree at Imperial College London.

New Group Member

Justina Rutkauskaite joins the group as a Doctoral Student.

October 2013

Publication

Katherine's review article The past, present and potential for microfluidic reactor technology in chemical synthesis is published in Nature Chemistry.

September 2013

Publication

Xize's paper Droplet-Interfaced Microchip and Capillary Electrophoretic Separations is published in Analytical Chemistry.

New Group Members

David Hess, Laura Piveteau, Felix Eltes, Titian Steiger and Alain Jeanrenaud started their Master and Semester Thesis in our lab.

Conference Proceedings

Ioannis's paper accepted for the 4th Conference on Frontiers of Organic Synthesis Technology (FROST4) in Budapest/Hungary.

MICROFLUIDIC SYNTHESIS AND IN-LINE ANALYSIS OF LEAD SULFIDE QUANTUM DOTS

I. Lignos, G. Etienne, S. Stavrakis, L. Protesescu, M. Kovalenko, A. J. deMello 

New Group Member

Chiara Martino joins the group as a Postdoctoral Researcher after completing her PhD Thesis at The University of Glasgow.

New Group Member

Nadia Vertti Quintero joins the group as a Doctoral Student after getting her Master's degree at EPFL.

August 2013

Conference Proceedings

Afshin's paper accepted for an oral presentation at COMSOL Conference Rotterdam 2013.

'A COMSOL Model of Droplet Formation at a Flow Focusing Device'

A. Abrishamkar, A. S. Rane, K. S. Elvira, R. C. R. Wootton, T. Sainio, A. J. deMello

Publication

Droplet-Based Microfluidic Platform for High-Throughput, MultiParameter Screening of Photosensitizer Activity.

Soongwon Cho et al, Anal. Chem., Article ASAP

Conference Proceedings

Yun's paper accepted for MicroTAS 2013

A HIGH THROUGHPUT DROPLET-BASED MICROFLUIDIC BARCODE GENERATOR

Y. Ding, S. Stavrakis, X. Casadevall i Solvas, and A. J. deMello

Ioannis's paper accepted for MicroTAS 2013

GAS-LIQUID MICROFLUIDIC REACTORS FOR THE OXIDATIVE HOMOCOUPLING OF PHENYLACETYLENE

I. G. Lignos, K. S. Elvira, R. C. R. Wootton and A. J. deMello

Anand's paper accepted for MicroTAS 2013

PARTICLE ORDERING USING DEAN FORCE-BASED INERTIAL MICROFLUIDICS

A. S. Rane, X. Casadevall i Solvas and A. J. deMello

New Group Member

Tohid Pirbodaghi joins the group as a Postdoctoral Researcher 

New Group Member

Tianjin Yang joins the group as a Research Assistant after completing her Master's Thesis in the laboratory of Prof. Morbidelli at ETH Zurich.

June 2013

New Group Member

Simon Berger joins the group as a PhD student after completing his Master's Thesis in our lab.

May 2013

Publication

Fiona and Xize's paper A Nano LC-MALDI Mass Spectrometry Droplet Interface for the Analysis of Complex Protein Samples is published in PLoS ONE.

April 2013

Lecture

Andrew gives the Evening Lecture at the Trends for Microanalytical Systems and Chip-based Bioanalysis meeting in Senftenberg, Germany.

New Group Member

Richard Maceiczyk joins the group as a PhD student after completing his Master's Thesis in the laboratory of Prof. Kenichiro Itami at Nagoya University (Japan).

March 2013

New Group Member

Gianluca Etienne joins the group to carry out his semester project. 

New Group Member

Afshin Abrishamkar joins the group to carry out his master thesis. 

New Group Member

Oliver Dressler joins the group as a PhD student after completing his Master's Thesis in our lab.

February 2013

New group member

David Hess joins the group to carry out his master thesis.

New group members

Aaron Debon and Michael Herger join the group to carry out their undegraduate thesis.

January 2013

Publication

Dirk's paper Microfluidic methods for forming liposomes is published in Lab on a Chip. Article.

Laboratory

Our new cleanroom is now operational and we hope that we will soon be producing homemade microfluidic devices.

Publication

Katherine's paper Through-Wall Mass Transport as a Modality for Safe Generation of Singlet Oxygen in Continuous Flows is published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry. Article.

December 2012

Media Mention

Our droplet-based microfluidic work is highlighted by the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening 2013 Meeting in Orlando. Article

New group member

Daniele Vigolo joins the group after completing his postdoctoral research with Professor Howard Stone in the Complex Fluids Group at Princeton University.

November 2012

Award

Andrew has been named as the 2012 recipient of the Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship. The Lectureship recognises outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the understanding and advancement of micro- and nano-scale science. Press Release.

October 2012

Media Mention

Mikehide's paper Non-emissive plastic colour filters for fluorescence detection, Lab Chip, 2012,12, 4313-4320 named in Lab on a Chip Top 10%.

Media Mention

“Micro- and nanofluidic systems for high-throughput biological screening” published in Drug Discovery Today (14, 2009, 134-146) ranked in the top 10 articles published in the journal between 2009 and 2010.

September 2012

New group member

Yun Ding joins the group after completing his Master's Thesis with Professor Bradley Nelson in the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zürich.

July 2012

Thesis Defence

Alexandra Yashina successfully defends her thesis entitled "Droplet-Based Microfluidics for the Study of Calcium Carbonate Crystallisation"

March 2012

Publication

Continuous and Segmented Flow Microfluidics: Applications in High-throughput Chemistry and Biology

C. E. Stanley et al, Chimia, 2012, 66, 88.

February 2012

Droplet Dispensing in Digital Microfluidic Devices: Assessment of Long Term Reproducibility 

K. Elvira et al, Biomicrofluidics, 2012, in press

January 2012

Publication: 

Calcium Carbonate Polymorph Control using Droplet-Based Microfluidics

A. Yashina et al, Biomicrofluidics, 2012, in press

Media Mention:

Molecular Vision highlighted in Wired Magazine's "25 Big Ideas for 2012" (January 2012 issue)

Publication:

Direct synthesis of dextran-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in a capillary-based droplet reactor, Journal of Materials Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c2jm30257h