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, US, UK, Italy, India, Israel, Korea, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia.
Congratulations to Noa and Simon on their recent article published in Physical Review X, examining the formation of vortices in fluids with and without added polymers, by using in a special microfluidic device. Also, check out the article related to this work: Taming Charybdis: Controlling a Vortex Using Polymers.
Congratulations to Ainash and Nikhil on their Analytical Methods article: "Probing Specific Gravity in Real-time With Graphene Oxide Plasmonics”, published in January 2018 (hot article of the journal!). The cool cover image was made by Ainash! See DOI: 10.1039/C7AY02423A
Congratulations to Francesco and Shivani on their Analytical Chemistry article: "From the edge to the center: viscoelastic migration of particles and cells in a strongly shear-thinning liquid flowing in a microchannel", December 2017. The beautiful cover image was made by Shivani! See http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b02450