Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit (Amy Shen)
Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit was established in July 2014 when Amy Shen moved from University of Washington, USA. While continuing existing research activities in Microfluidics and Rheology, several new interdisciplinary research projects have been initiated, in collaboration with other research units at OIST and outside OIST. Currently we have two core areas in the unit: one focuses on the fundamental aspects of micro- and nanofluidic flows (e.g., fluid mechancis, soft matter physics, rheology); another focuses on biotechnology, nanotechnology and healthcare applications related to micro- and nanofluidic flows (e.g., bioassays, biosensing, bio and nanomaterials synthesis).
Our unit members have unique and complementary expertise in fluid mechanics, soft matter physics, biomedical and chemical engineering, materials science, polymer/physical chemistry. Our group is truly international and diverse, as we come from Japan, USA, UK, Italy, France, India, Israel, Korea, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia. More information about our unit can be found here. Connect with us via our unit twitter account!
Congratulation to Vincenzo Calabrese for publishing his paper titled " Microstructural Dynamics and Rheology of Worm-like Diblock Copolymer Nanoparticle Dispersions under a Simple Shear and a Planar Extensional Flow” on Macromolecules!
First introduced at the 2022 Gallery of Rheology, our eye-catching work on porous media flow is now online at JFM! Carlson et al. leverage 3-D flow measurements to capture a unique description of elastic turbulence at micro-scale.
Congratulation to Stelios Varchanis for being awarded 2022 Kakenhi (Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career) on his project titled "Interaction of non-Newtonian fluids with deformable structures in microscale biological processes”!